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Sutapa Biswas:
A visual story

Find out what to expect on when visiting Sutapa Biswas: Lumen 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 arrive on Level 3, you will see a large wall text with the title of this exhibition Sutapa Biswas: Lumen.

  • On the left wall there is an introductory piece of writing that tells you more about the exhibition. You can read this if you would like.


  • As you walk into the gallery, you will notice there is dimmed lighting.

  • There are photographs and drawings on the wall, alongside film works. Please do not touch the artworks.


  • You will enter through Gallery 1. We advise turning left and travelling around the gallery clockwise.


  • There will be areas with benches. Feel free to take a seat. The film lengths vary and the volume differs.

  • You do not have to watch the entire films, and can exit at any time.

  • The films have the following durations:


01 Remembrance of Things Past, 2006 With sound. Duration: 9:58 min

04 Light rain, 2015–21 With sound. Duration: 10:10 min

05 Birdsong, 2004 (re-mastered in 2021) No sound. Duration: 7:12 min

07 Lumen, 2021 With sound. Duration: 30 min

09 Magnesium Bird, 2004 With sound. Duration: 9:27 min


  • There will be a BALTIC Crew member standing within this exhibition, 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.