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Baltic Centre For Contemporary Arts *

BALTIC, on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world - presenting a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art. BALTIC has no permanent collection, providing instead an ever changing calendar of exhibitions and activities ranging from blockbuster exhibitions to innovative new work and projects created by artists working within the local community.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £2,963,000
  • 2013-2014: £3,034,112
  • 2014-2015: £3,112,999

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RIFT exhibition at BALTIC's project space | BALTIC 39

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 integral to painting, and the processes of painting itself, RIFF/T seeks to highlight trends, facets and approaches particular to the medium, now. RIFF/T is curated by Matthew Hearn, Thomas Whittle and Sebastian Trend. RIFT 22 January -- 2 March 2014 Simon Bedwell, Paul Chiappe, Ross Chisholm, Ruth Claxton, Julie Cockburn, Tom Ellis, Fabienne Hess, Oliver Michaels, Shana Moulton, Abigail Reynolds, Sebastian Trend and Sarah Tulloch and loans from the Conservation department at Northumbria University.

RIFF exhibition at BALTIC's project space | BALTIC 39

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 integral to painting, and the processes of painting itself, RIFF/T seeks to highlight trends, facets and approaches particular to the medium, now. RIFF 12 December 2013 -- 19 January 2014 Includes works by: Tom and Simon Bloor, Fiona Curran, Daniel Eatock, Steven Emmanuel, Johannes Evers, Nadine Feinson, Tommy Grace & Kate Owens, Albert Irvin, Ewan Jones-Morris, Peter Lamb, Andrew Maughan, Paul Merrick, Flore Nove-Josserand, Ciara Phillips, Mike Pratt, Dave Sherry, Adam Shield and Thomas Whittle.

Sara Barker & Ryder Architecture

BALTIC presents a site-specific collaborative commission by artist Sara Barker and Ryder Architecture. Barker and Ryder have collaborated to produce an ambitious new sculptural work for BALTIC's remodelled Level 2 gallery which will explores and responds to the volume and architecture of the space. Opens 15 November 2013 and runs until 2 March 2014. Working with a combination of painting, welding and jewellery-making techniques, Barker (born Manchester, 1980) draws out unexpected properties in material with a sculptural fluidity and lightness. Founded in 1953 as Ryder and Yates, Ryder Architecture is a leading architectural practice based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool, Glasgow and London. With its early achievements rooted in the European Modernism of Le Corbusier and Berthold Lubetkin, the practice has an integrated approach, designing buildings which elegantly fuse form with function.

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Week 4: Darren Banks | Kate Liston & Dan Wilde

Week 4: Wednesday 25 September -- Sunday 29 September 2013 Kate Liston & Dan Wilde UNLEARN is an installation of three videos, that draw upon situations in which a person is instructed to be attentive, including TV intro sequences, call centre 'on hold' music, public information posters and guided meditation videos. Questioning the implicit gesturing of architectural and interior design, the means by which we are told to adopt a certain behavior is examined. Darren Banks: The Object Echo The Object Echo is a series of films focusing on the life and work of Churton Fairman (AKA Mike Raven, 1924-1997) a sculptor and horror film actor. New works will explore Fairman's complex and multifaceted history.

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BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Week 3: Andro Semeiko | Eleanor Wright & Sam Watson

Andro Semeiko An Artist's Workshop for Unveiling Emotions Wednesday 18 September -- Sunday 22 September 2013 An installation of drawings and multi-layered painterly compositions using narratives through performance, exploring how emotion can be read in an artwork and whether its historical context can be retrieved. Eleanor Wright & Sam Watson Tuned Cities Wednesday 18 September -- Sunday 22 September 2013 Tuned Cities presents, among other works and a symposium with The Department of Things to Come, a series of artist films that explore themes of architecture and transformation. The selected works explore this through allegorical representations of architecture, and the built environment operating as an expression of social and political ideals. The symposium will address the importance of visualising and critiquing imagined worlds in order to better understand realities of the present.

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Week 2: ARKA Group | Andrew Lacon

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE 11 exhibitions, 5 weeks, 1 venue 4 SEPTEMBER 2013 - 6 OCTOBER 2013 Andrew Lacon: Agalmatophillia Wednesday 11 September -- Sunday 15 September 2013 An exhibition of 14 new works concerned with the act of looking and the role of the image within contemporary art. ARKA Group (Ben Jeans Houghton & Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau) Rapid Eye Movement (Paradoxical Sleep) Wednesday 11 September -- Sunday 15 September 2013 Rapid Eye Movement (Paradoxical Sleep) is a sleep activated installation consisting of 150 airbeds, and an ever expanding audio narrative taken from remembered dreams. Visitors are invited to sleep and dream during gallery hours and submit accounts of their dreams to be recorded. www.baltic39.com

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Week 1: Ben Sansbury | Graeme Durant

BALTIC 39 | FIGURE ONE Week 1: Ben Sansbury | Graeme Durant Ben Sansbury: 0 Gravity Wednesday 4 September -- Sunday 8 September 2013 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 Wednesday 4 September -- Sunday 8 September 2013 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 objects and assemblages. It's component parts will be reconstituted as new work, making phrases from the patched vocabulary of new and old ideas. www.baltic39.com

BALTIC Bites - Thomas Scheibitz

This film accompanies a major new exhibition Thomas Scheibitz: ONE----Time Pad at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead 26 July - 3 November 2013. balticmill.com Thomas Scheibitz is one of the leading German artists of his generation. This large-scale presentation of Scheibitz's work retraces the conceptual and painterly development of his career with a particular focus on the human figure and the existence of form between figuration and abstraction. The exhibition brings together over two hundred works from the past five years including painting, sculpture, drawing and works on paper. It also includes an archive of the artist's source material and models, and a new sculptural work commissioned especially for BALTIC Thomas Scheibitz: ONE-Time Pad is organised by MMK Museum für Modern Kunst Frankfurt am Main.

BALTIC Bites - Robert Breer

Spanning BALTIC's Level 3 and Level 4 Galleries, this major exhibition of American artist Robert Breer brings together his paintings, ground-breaking films and radical sculptures from the last 60 years. Considered one of the most influential animator/film-makers in history, this is the artist's most comprehensive exhibition to date.

BALTIC Bites - David Maljkovic

David Maljković (born Rijeka, Croatia in 1973) is known for his distinctive films and installations exploring place and history. Using archives of modernist forms and specific avant-garde histories, Maljković's work emerges from the turbulent recent history of his home country. His expansive approach encompasses sculpture, collage, photography and film in meticulously researched projects such as Scenes for New Heritage 2004-6 (a trilogy of films), Retired Form 2008 and Images with Their Own Shadows 2008. Sources in the Air includes work from the last ten years. Devised as an installation that subtly disrupts the exhibition format, atmospherically and architecturally charged structures both contain and interpret Maljković's work, examining different forms of display in response to the architecture of BALTIC. The film examines the development of the exhibition from its original presentation in Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven to its unique configuration at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Full details: bit.ly/WZhlW0

BALTIC Bites - Matt Calderwood

For his solo exhibition at BALTIC 39, the first in a UK public gallery, Matt Calderwood has created a series of ambitious new sculptures, works on paper and video.

BALTIC Bites - Matt Calderwood

For his solo exhibition at BALTIC 39, the first in a UK public gallery, Matt Calderwood has created a series of ambitious new sculptures, works on paper and video.

BALTIC Bites - Jim Shaw

A 3min preview of a brand new, full-length film on Jim Shaw produced by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This new film includes exclusive footage and interviews of Jim at home and in his studio in Los Angeles. Contributors include John Welchman, Amy Gerstler, Glenn Bray, Scott Benzel, Dani Tull and Benjamin Weissman. Watch the full-length film at http://vimeo.com/balticmill The film coincides with a major new two-floor survey exhibition Jim Shaw: The Rinse Cycle presented by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead UK. 9 Nov 2012 - 17 Feb 2013. http://www.balticmill.com/jimshaw

BALTIC Bites - Mark Wallinger

A short film below exploring the new Mark Wallinger exhibition SITE. Follow Mark in his London studio to the exhibition installation at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

BALTIC Bites - Phyllida Barlow on SWITCH

Phyllida Barlow discusses her selection for SWITCH, the inaugural exhibition at BALTIC 39. BALTIC 39, a new cultural hub for contemporary art located on High Bridge in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which opened in April 2012. This venture is a collaboration between Newcastle City Council, Arts Council England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University. www.balticmill.com/39

BALTIC Bites - George Shaw

George Shaw discusses his exhibition The Sly and Unseen Day at BALTIC.

BALTIC Bites - Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price discusses her work and exhibiiton, HERE at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 3 FEBRUARY 2012 - 27 MAY 2012 www,balticmill.com

BALTIC Bites - Bani Abidi

Bani Abidi discusses her exhibition Section Yellow at BALTIC.

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