BALTIC
Centre for Contemporary Art

Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities.

Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square meters of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

Our vision is to:
– commission and produce exhibitions, performances, public and learning programmes which champion the role of artists in contemporary society
– create environments and opportunities within and beyond BALTIC’s galleries where individuals and communities can explore different ways of seeing and thinking about the world by engaging with exceptional art and artists
– deeply root inclusivity and diversity in all our practices, processes and actions so we may better reflect and support our local, national and international communities
– devise and embed innovative research-engaged frameworks which support and encourage talent development of artists and future thinking through sustained collaboration, partnership and sector leadership.

BALTIC was founded with funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England, Gateshead Council, Northern Rock Foundation, the European Regional Development Fund and One NorthEast. BALTIC receives continued support from Arts Council England and Gateshead Council and is a registered charity.

BALTIC
Centre for Contemporary Art

Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities.

Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square meters of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

Our vision is to:
– commission and produce exhibitions, performances, public and learning programmes which champion the role of artists in contemporary society
– create environments and opportunities within and beyond BALTIC’s galleries where individuals and communities can explore different ways of seeing and thinking about the world by engaging with exceptional art and artists
– deeply root inclusivity and diversity in all our practices, processes and actions so we may better reflect and support our local, national and international communities
– devise and embed innovative research-engaged frameworks which support and encourage talent development of artists and future thinking through sustained collaboration, partnership and sector leadership.

BALTIC was founded with funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England, Gateshead Council, Northern Rock Foundation, the European Regional Development Fund and One NorthEast. BALTIC receives continued support from Arts Council England and Gateshead Council and is a registered charity.

Antony Gormley, Domain Field
  • Mikko Takkunen: Hong Kong
    Publication
    Kehrer Verlag
    International
    With his first photobook Hong Kong, The New York Times’ photo editor Mikko Takkunen captured one of the world’s greatest metropolises during a time of political uncertainty and the pandemic. As the city was still recovering from the aftermath of the anti-government protests of 2019, Takkunen began to concentrate on the purity of seeing and capturing the world anew. (more…)
  • Wong Chung-Wai: Hong Kong After Hong Kong
    Publication
    Gost
    International
    In May 2021, Wong Chung-Wai left Hong Kong with his family to begin a new life in the UK. During the six months prior to their departure he had wandered the city alone using his camera to create an imprint of those things he could not take with him. The photographs in Hong Kong After Hong Kong are Chung-Wai’s visual lament for the city. They show the city’s contradictions – the co-existence of urban infrastructure and nature, the ancient and contemporary (more…)
  • Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
    Publication
    Beam Editions
    International
    In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made. Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image. (more…)
  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)