A new hub for contemporary art located at
31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle. A collaboration
between Newcastle City Council, Arts Council
England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
and Northumbria University.
THEY USED TO CALL IT THE MOON New group exhibition opens 25 April

THEY USED TO CALL IT THE MOON New group exhibition opens 25 April

  Caroline Corbasson / Katy Cole / Aaron Guy / Mishka Henner / Thomas Ireland / Hefin Jones / Kate Liston / Cristina de Middel / Aleksandra Mir / Michael Mulvihill / Liam Murray / Mehreen Murtaza / Katie Paterson / Joseph Popper / Elizabeth Price / Sophy Rickett /...
Welcome to BALTIC 39

Welcome to BALTIC 39

Welcome to the BALTIC 39.com You can find information on all activity at the newest hub for contemporary art in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. BALTIC 39 opens Wednesday-Sunday with a late night on Thursdays for a culture fix before or after Newcastle’s late night shopping. The constantly changing exhibition programme...
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They Used to Call it the Moon: Events Programme

They Used to Call it the Moon: Events Programme

  BALTIC has programmed a series of associated events to accompany this exhibition including film screenings, discussion, performance and a stargazing trip to Kielder Observatory. EVENTS PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE 12 May: Film Screening: Moon / Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle / 18.00 17 May: The Late Shows / BALTIC 39, Newcastle / 19.00-23.00 28 May: Discussion:...
Manifest exchange and ghost transference

Manifest exchange and ghost transference

  BxNU Exhibition Manifest exchange and ghost transference  Private View: Friday 25 April 2014 / 18.30-20.30 Exhibition continues until Thursday 1 May 2014 Wed – Sun 12.00 -18.00 / Thu 12.00 – 20.00 Level 2 at BALTIC 39, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne Manifest exchange and ghost transference is an exhibition that has emerged from...
CURATOR'S BLOG: RIFT & SHANA MOULTON

CURATOR’S BLOG: RIFT & SHANA MOULTON

It’s been a pretty liberating experience working with the Hang Gang on the development and staging of RIFF/T. It’s the first time I’ve worked with external curators and having another team to take care of the selection of works and artists hasn’t been the challenge that in my most pessimistic, I expected it to be....
CURATOR'S BLOG: WILL COOPER ON RIFF/T

CURATOR’S BLOG: WILL COOPER ON RIFF/T

Huh? Wow! (Not Wow! Huh?) There’s this wonderful essay in a Dave Hickey’s Air Guitar where the Hickster tells the reader about his love of cars, growing up in the 50s in America his life was jazz and low riders; he explains how these two loves are the roots of his career in the visual...
RIFF/T Events Programme confirmed for Spring 2014

RIFF/T Events Programme confirmed for Spring 2014

To complement the Hang Gang exhibition RIFF/T at BALTIC 39, an events programme will take place in spring 2014 with Islet, Ewan Jones Morris, David Sherry, Tim Croft & James Watts, Shana Moulton, Nicola Singh, Fabienne Hess, Aaron Guy and ScartVideo. Events include live performances at BALTIC’s project space (BALTIC 39), film screenings at Tyneside Cinema, broadcasts on basic.fm...
RIFF/T Film Screening Programme at Tyneside Cinema confirmed

RIFF/T Film Screening Programme at Tyneside Cinema confirmed

RIFF/T AT TYNESIDE CINEMA A selection of films curated by The Hang Gang, to compliment the exhibition, RIFF/T at BALTIC 39 until 2nd March 2014. The films expand on themes emerging from the exhibition, from the recurring motifs of RIFF to the counter realities and ruptured narratives of RIFT. Programme notes by curator Matthew Hearn will...
RIFF/T: GROUP EXHIBITION OPENS 12 DEC

RIFF/T: GROUP EXHIBITION OPENS 12 DEC

RIFF/T is a two part exhibition about painting, abstraction, representation and their respective expanded fields. Divided into two sequential parts, the works presented focus upon the opposing themes of the harmonious RIFF, and discordant RIFT. Utilising a range of media that reference, mimic and push both ideas particular to painting, and the processes of painting...
Mark Fell: Self and Now

Mark Fell: Self and Now

  MARK FELL: SELF AND NOW Now open at BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39 Wed-Sun 12.00-18.00 excpet Thursdays 12.00-20/00 Mark Fell (Born Sheffield, UK, 1966) is a multi-disciplinary artist working with new technologies, for sound, image and generativity, bringing together interests in experimental electronic music, contemporary art, philosophy and computer science. For BALTIC’s project...
BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Curator’s Blog | Week 4

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Curator’s Blog | Week 4

On Monitors “I am resolutely opposed to all innovation, all change, but I am determined to understand what’s happening. Because I don’t choose just to sit and let the juggernaut roll over me. Many people seem to think that if you talk about something recent, you’re in favor of it. The exact opposite is true...
BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Curator’s Blog | Week 3

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Curator’s Blog | Week 3

“Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.” Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace (1996) The more I think about the above quote the more appropriate it feels as a single line summing up this week’s pair of shows. On the surface a symposium followed by a film screening and a theatrically installed...
BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Curator's Blog | Week 2

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Curator’s Blog | Week 2

Sometime ideas, like men, jump up and say ‘hello’. They introduce themselves, these ideas, with words. Are they words? These ideas speak so strangely. All that we see in this world is based on someone’s ideas. Some ideas are destructive, some are constructive. Some ideas can arrive in the form of a dream. I can...
BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Weekly Short Film | Week 1

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Weekly Short Film | Week 1

Ben Sansbury: 0 Gravity is an installation, experiment and dialogue between, art, science & myth, offering a rare opportunity to experience zero gravity. Graeme Durant: The Gate of The Kiss. A replica of Brancusi’s The Gate of The Kiss will be installed then dismantled and dissected to understand and cognise the choices and reasons for creating new...