BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead will take a new exhibition to communities across the North East of England with the Travelling Gallery.

Beginning in Gateshead on 26 February, the tour will encompass the whole BALTIC experience; an exhibition, informative talks, artist-led workshops, fun and friendly conversation and free hospitality; and travel to locations across the North East region, from Birtley to Blyth, Chopwell to Consett and Alnwick to Ashington.

The mobile exhibition will be housed inside a custom-built mobile art gallery as BALTIC partners with the Scotland-based organisation Travelling Gallery to journey to communities far and wide. It will return to base for BALTIC’s 20th birthday weekend (16 and 17 July).

On Saturdays in February-June, between 12pm-4pm, the bus will be stationed at a different community centre, civic project, hospital, garden or car park to host a free programme of artist-led workshops, foraging walks and exhibition tours with BALTIC’s friendly crew team.

There will be free food and drinks, echoing the complimentary/donations-welcome offer in ‘Front Room’ in the building at BALTIC Gateshead. The activities will be suitable for families, children and young people and all are welcome to turn up, whether the bus is visiting nearby or for anyone who wishes to travel to where it visits.

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