The creative vision and administration of the top floor of BALTIC 39 is managed by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. BALTIC project space offers artists and guest curators creative freedom to experiment and innovate, enabling them to stretch the boundaries of contemporary art practice.
BALTIC’s reputation and recognition for responding to artists’ creative ambitions with the highest levels of technical presentation will attract the most exciting practitioners to BALTIC 39, ensuring that this gallery not only develops a loyal public audience but also quickly gains the attention of the wider visual arts sector.
The first exhibition, SWITCH Selected by Phyllida Barlow opened to the public on Friday 6 April and was curated by internationally recognised and Newcastle-born sculptor Phyllida Barlow. The exhibition explored the creative journey, investigating the processes an artist navigates in the act of making, prioritising such moments over the completed object or final outcome.
The second exhbition Andrew Miller: Dusk or Dawn comprises two new works made especially for the exhibition and in response to BALTIC 39 gallery.
The third exhibition at BALTIC 39, Jim Shaw: You think you own your stuff but your stuff owns you opened on Friday 9 November 2012 and accompanied Jim Shaw: The Rinse Cycle which took place at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. The exhbition presented Jim Shaw’s collection of found thrift store paintings.
The latest exhibition at BALTIC 39 is Matt Calderwood: Paper Over the Cracks is the artist's first solo show in a UK exhibition and presents a series of ambitious new sculptures, works on paper and video.