Posted by: Craig | 6 May, 2009

A – Z of Newcastle : B is for … The Baltic

baltic_khTechnically, the Baltic art gallery is in Gateshead, but it’s just across the river from newcastle’s trendy quayside so it’s still one of those places to visit when in Newcastle. The building use to be a flour mill from the 1950’s but in 1990 development started to convert it into an art gallery, and in 2002 it opened. Recently I saw an exhibition by Yoko Ono Lennon, and avant garde artist and the widow od John Lennon. It was a fascinating exhibition, her basic idea was that the art is created in your mind, she just provided a starting point or maybe framework. There were walls of rather abstract ink drawings but even more interesting were the hundreds of canvas’ in frames with instructions, either to actually do or imagine in your head, which are there for you to create the art. This is defintely a place to go when in Newcastle.

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