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Mounira Al Solh:
A Visual Story

Find out what to expect when visiting Mounira Al Solh: A day is as long as a year with this Visual Story guide - a guide with words and pictures. It is sometimes called a Social Narrative.

This exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. You can drop-in for free anytime during our opening hours.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about your visit before coming, you can email us on myexperience@balticmill.com or call us on 0191 478 1810.

  • As you approach this exhibition on the Second Floor, you will encounter a large wall text with the title of this exhibition Mounira Al Solh: A day is as long as a year.

  • As you enter the gallery, there is both typed and handwritten text on the walls.

  • This exhibition explores migration, memory, trauma, loss and displacement of people triggered by war and oppression.

  • There is text and translations on the walls that provide more information. There are also translations available on artwork labels and with BALTIC Crew.

  • There will be a BALTIC Crew member standing in the gallery, they are there to help and assist you with any questions.


  • As you enter the exhibition, there is a red tent in the centre of the room.

  • There are fabric artworks on the walls and hung from the ceiling.

  • To the left there are also some smaller drawings, behind a glass cabinet.

  • You can travel in any direction around the exhibition.


  • Inside the red tent, the lighting will be dark.

  • In the centre, there are hanging fabrics. These describe stories and have bright spotlights on them.

  • There is an intermittent recording of speech and singing that starts abruptly.


  • As visitors travel around the gallery, the fabrics may sway and move slightly.

  • Please do not touch the artworks.

  • There will be a BALTIC Crew member standing in the gallery, they are there to help and assist you.

  • Once you are ready to leave this gallery, head back and exit the same way you entered.