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A Visual Story: Chris Killip, Retrospective

Find out what to expect when visiting Chris Killip, Retrospective, with this Visual Story guide - a guide with words and pictures. It is sometimes called a Social Narrative. 

Red wall with title of exhibition
Chris Killip: Retrospective, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Photo: John McKenzie © 2023 Baltic

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. 

  • You will find this gallery on the Ground Floor, behind the glass lifts.
  • As you approach this exhibition, you will encounter a large bright red wall with the title of this exhibition 'Chris Killip, Retrospective' and below it dates of the exhibition.
Black and white photographs on the walls
  • As you enter the exhibition doorway you will encounter a red wall with two photographs on, guiding you to the right.
  • Inside this space you will find both red and white walls with a large number of black and white photographs.
  • They are all around head height, and have a glass covering on which may reflect light.
  • The flooring is grey, shiny and tiled.
  • There will be a Baltic Crew member in the gallery, they are there to help and assist you with any questions.
Black and white photographs on the walls
  • The photographs contain imagery of people within working landscapes.
  • As you travel further into the gallery, there will be further groupings of photographs. To one side is an alcove, where further photographs are displayed.
  • You can travel around the exhibition in any direction.
  • In some sections, there will be description text on the wall.
  • These will give you further information about the photographs, locations and people.
  • At the far end of the gallery, there are items in a glass covered cabinet. Here are a range of printed materials such as books and leaflets. 
  • Take as long as you want in this exhibition, there is no time limit.
  • Once you are ready to leave this gallery, head back and exit the same way you entered.