BALTIC 39 opens in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

BALTIC 39, a new cultural hub for contemporary art located on High Bridge in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,opened to the public on Friday 6 April 2012.

Christine Borland, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

This exciting venture is a collaboration between funders Newcastle City Council and Arts Council England and new operating partners, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University.

The conversion of the former Ward’s printing warehouse and Grade II listed building at 39 High Bridge Street will be home to a vibrant community of practising artists.

The building will house a new public gallery programmed by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 32 artists’ studios and a new home for fine art students from Northumbria University’s Department of Art and Social Sciences.The building will bring together opportunities for training, creativity and exhibitions, offering a unique centre of artistic excellence, development and experimentation. It will act as a magnet to draw artists from across the world for teaching, residencies and exhibitions. It is this distinct and unparalleled range of services and opportunities which makes BALTIC 39 such an exciting addition to the region’s rich cultural offer.

BALTIC 39, 31–39 High Bridge Street, Newcastle upon-Tyne NE1 1EW FREE ADMISSION Opens Friday 6 April 2012 Opening hours: Wed–Sun 12.00–18.00 except Thu 12.00-20.00 www.balticmill.com/39

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