Ballasts of Memory
Since the early 1980s, Akomfrah’s moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of the black diaspora, both in the UK and around the world. Ballasts of Memory includes the European premiere of Precarity, which tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the African American cornetist and key figure in the development of jazz music.
Supported by Jerwood Arts
Survey presents new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Arts' history and spans a breadth of disciplines including painting, ceramics, film, performance, podcast, sculpture, drawing and collage.
Ezuhu ezu – In(complete)
Ifeoma U. Anyaeji makes sculptures and installations from discarded bottles and non-biodegradable plastic bags.
To Me, To You
Drawing on archetypes of ‘the artist’, Mick Peter will create an installation at BALTIC that considers the production of an artwork using humour to uncover the obscurities around the making of sculpture, particularly within a gallery context.
PlayShapes is an interactive experience that allows children to create their own sculptures, installations or playscapes, imagined by artist Pippa Hale. Commissioned as part of the MAPS Festival programme.
Opens 19 July: The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist Exhibition will feature work by the five artists shortlisted for Shape Art’s prestigious flagship award: Leah Clements, Laura Genevieve Jones, Amy Rosa, Romily Alice Walden and the recipient of the 2019 bursary, Sophie Hoyle.
Join an informal in conversation event with the artists participating in The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist Exhibition. Artists include Leah Clements, Laura Lulika, Amy Rosa, Romily Alice Walden and the recipient of the 2019 bursary, Sophie Hoyle.
Siobhan Davies Dance (London) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead) are pleased to announce the expansion of their four-year partnership, CONTINUOUS, to form the CONTINUOUS Network which will incorporate institutions around the country. This major collaboration has been awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant for £341,144 and £90,000 in support from the John Ellerman Foundation.
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