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A Visual Story: Ayo Akingbade

Find out what to expect when visiting Ayo Akingbade Show Me The World Mister with this Visual Story guide - a guide with words and pictures. It is sometimes called a Social Narrative. 

Two screens on opposite walls, divided by a plastic structure
Ayo Akingbade Show Me The World Mister, installation view. Photo: John Mckenzie © 2023 Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

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 [javascript protected email address] or call us on 0191 478 1810. 

A purple wall with exhibition title in white letters
  • You will find this gallery on the Second Floor
  • As you approach this exhibition, you will encounter a large purple painted wall with the title of this exhibition ‘Show Me The World Mister’  and the dates of the exhibition in silver letters
  • On the right of the letters there is a screen which plays a video of the artist talking about the work
A person sitting down watching a film, picture taken from the back
  • There are black curtains at the entrance of this exhibition, this is to keep the room dark. To enter the exhibition pull the curtains back and walk through them
  • When you enter the room it will be dark, take as long as you need for your eyes to adjust to the light
  • This exhibition consists of two films. The film on the left wall plays first and lasts 24 minutes followed by a 1 minute 30 second break. Then the film on the right wall will play and lasts 14 minutes. Then there will be a 7 minute 55 second break before the first film starts again
  • You can enter the gallery at any point, you do not have to wait for a film to start or finish
A man in a hi vis jacket working in a factory
  • When you enter the exhibition there will be a screen on the left wall
  • This screen shows a 24 minute film about a Guinness factory in Nigeria. Depending on what time you enter the gallery, the film might not be playing and the screen will be off
  • This film is very loud. There are lots of different sounds of the machines making noises
  • A member of Baltic Crew will be in the gallery, you can ask them for ear defenders to reduce the noise. Once you are finished in the gallery, pass the ear defenders back to a member of Baltic Crew
A plastic structure opposite a screen
  • In the middle of the room there is a plastic structure, this structure separates the room in two
  • There are benches on either side of the plastic structure. You can sit on these to watch the films
  • You can sit on these benches for as long as you like, even if a film is not playing
  • If you would like a chair with a back, you can ask a member of Baltic Crew who will happily provide one for you
A woman on a large screen with 3 people watching on a bench
  • On the right-hand wall there is a screen which plays a 14 minute film, this film has loud noises and some dialogue
  • Depending on what time you enter the gallery, the film might not be playing and the screen will be off
  • When the film is playing there will be subtitles for the parts with dialogue
  • A member of Baltic Crew will be in the gallery, you can ask them for ear defenders to reduce the noise. Once you are finished in the gallery, pass the ear defenders back to a member of Baltic Crew
A young girl talking to an adult women. The young girl is facing the camera and the woman has her back to the audience
  • Take as long as you want in this exhibition, there is no time limit.
  • You can stay in the gallery even if the films are not playing
  • Once you are ready to leave the gallery, head back and exit the same way you entered through the black curtains
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