Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

New Hope for Baltic

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

New Hope for Baltic

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Byline: By Carol Malia

Let's wish gallery best of luck for accessible art

After much concern about the Baltic, we are told to expect a bright new horizon. There have been claims of inaccessible art by obscure artists, many seemingly from Scandinavia as far as I can tell, and whose names escaped me, let alone their "concepts".

And there has been controversy over the cost of commissioning art for exhibiting in the Baltic, some of which was then sold on at great profit, without a share going back to the art venue.

But this is a debate we've heard on local radio phone-ins and in the letter pages of this very newspaper time and time again. All I can say is I am very much looking forward to what comes next at Baltic. And the start of that new chapter is unveiled this week. A different team is at the helm and will reveal the vision for the fantastic building. …

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