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A Visual Story: Hinterlands

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

Baltic Hinterlands Framed Art
Hinterlands 2022. Installation view, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Photo: Rob Harris. © 2022 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.

Hinterlands exhibition information on a wall
  • As you approach this exhibition on the Third Floor, you will encounter a large wall covered in what might look like book or magazine pages.
  • To the left is the title of this exhibition 'Hinterlands' and below it some more information about the exhibition inside.
  • Hinterlands is a group exhibition that explores our relationship with the land and its ecosystems. There are 12 artists' work in this exhibition.
  • At the bottom of this text is a QR code that you can scan and download the gallery guide digitally on your device if you would like to.
  • As you enter the gallery space on the left are exhibition guides, and Large print guidesFeel free to take one of these for more information about the artworks inside.
  • There will be a Baltic Crew member standing in the gallery, they are there to help and assist you with any questions.
Hinterlands Installation
  • As you enter the exhibition, the space is divided into two.
  • The lighting is dimmed throughout. Please speak to a member of crew if adjusting the spotlights would assist your visit.
  • The left section has dark blue walls with upturned umbrellas on sticks, and on the right you'll notice a large structure with hanging baskets and dried plants.
  • You can travel in any direction around the exhibition.
  • There are sculptures, artworks on the wall, items in glass cabinets and hanging fabrics. Please do not touch the artworks.
Bench in front of projection screen
  • The next room is carpetted and there is a film playing.
  • Feel free to take a seat. You can leave at any time.
  • Behind you there are artworks hanging on the wall.
Images with descriptions on a coloured wall
  • As you enter the next space of the exhibition there are lightbox artworks on the left, and hanging fabrics in front of you.
  • Take care when moving around these artworks. The fabric will sway slightly with the movement of people around it.
  • There are artefacts in glass covered plinths, hanging fabrics, a film screen, images and writing on the wall.
  • There is a typed out version of the hand-written wall text. Please speak to a member of crew for a copy of this.
Art projection on three screens
  • Towards the very rear of the room is a hanging flag with projection and audio. Take care when moving around this artwork.
Leaves in a glass box
  • There are multiple items in glass cabinets. Please do not touch.
  • Take care when moving around these cabinets.
Art mounted on walls
  • As you travel towards the next room there are benches available. Please feel free to take a seat.
  • There are headphones playing an audio artwork. Feel free to wear the headphones and experience this artwork.
  • Above the benches the wall is covered in wallpaper with artworks pinned to the wall at various heights. Please be aware there are low shelves displaying household objects such as a teapot and photo frames.
Hinterlands Baltic
  • There is a TV screen with chairs. Here it is okay to touch the computer mouse to experience the artwork.
  • There are number of objects such as stonestwigsdried plants and honeycomb on the edges and corners of this room. Please do not touch or remove these.
  • There is a large structure made out of branches. Take care when approaching this structure.
  • There are many objects in, on and around this structure including baskets, symbols, dried plants and jars. Please take care around these objects.
  • Feel free to walk through the structure.
Sketches mounted on a wall
  • Once you are ready to leave this gallery, head back and exit the same way you entered.

Read our Hinterlands Guide

PDF (6.3 MB)

Large Print Guide

PDF (193 KB)