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A Visual Story: Joanne Coates

Find out what to expect when visiting Joanne Coates Middle of Somewhere with this Visual Story - a guide with words and pictures.

It is sometimes called a Social Narrative. 


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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 Second Floor
  • As you approach the exhibition you will encounter a pink wall
  • On the wall there is details about the exhibition and the artist in green text
  • On the right of the green text there is a video playing of the artist
  • On the left side of the green text is the gallery entrance
  • As you enter the gallery you will see photography on all 4 walls and a shed in the middle of the room
  • The walls are pink and there is low lighting
  • There will be continuous quiet audio of people speaking and this sound comes from the shed
  • There is a shed in the middle of the room which you can enter
  • In the shed there is a bench you can sit on
  • There will be a TV playing a silent video
  • There are postcards to read on the wall
  • The shed has speakers that will play a continuous quiet audio of people speaking
  • You can travel around the exhibition in any direction
  • Take as long as you want in the exhibition, there is no time limit
  • Once you are ready to leave the gallery, head back and exit the same way you entered
  • There will be a Baltic Crew member in the gallery, they are there to help and assist you with any questions
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