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Newcastle and Gateshead 2012

A June 2012 trip to Newcastle upon Tyne by koshkha

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Quote: A short break in Newcastle and Gateshead at the end of our NE England trip

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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Attraction | "The Beautiful Baltic"

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Photo, Gateshead, England
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If you love architecture then it’s hard to find a city in the UK that doesn’t have something to offer. It’s easy to be impressed by grand civic or religious buildings, designed and constructed as monument to the success and importance of local big wigs or as testimony to the faith and love of whichever particular religion their builders (or rather their funders) followed. But architecture is not only about the great buildings, the ones that were always intended to stand the test of time and be considered great beauties. What about those buildings whose aim was nothing more than functionality? When you can see the beauty in warehouses, canals and – in this case – old factories, then your eyes are truly...Read More

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road
Gateshead, England NE8 3BA
+44 (0)191 478 1810

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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Attraction | "Beautiful Baltic - part 2"

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Photo, Gateshead, England
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On the fourth floor was a room filled with ‘work’ by Mark Wallinger. I’ll admit I hadn’t heard of him although he won the Turner Prize in 2007 (I guess I wasn’t paying attention that year) and he was one of the Fourth Plinth artists in Trafalgar Square. I hang my head in shame for not knowing who he was. The room was enormous and could be viewed either from within the room or from the 5th floor viewing balcony above. Sadly, photography of the art is absolutely banned within the Baltic. The main piece was laid out in the middle of the room and I’m not really sure what to call it. 1024 black and white grids, each with 64 black and white squares like chess or draughts boards, were laid out in a giant squ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2012

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road
Gateshead, England NE8 3BA
+44 (0)191 478 1810

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koshkha

koshkha
Northampton, United Kingdom