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Hinterlands:
A Visual Story

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.

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 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 guides. Feel 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Towards the very rear of the room is a hanging flag with projection and audio. Take care when moving around this artwork.
  • There are multiple items in glass cabinets. Please do not touch.

  • Take care when moving around these cabinets.

  • 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.

  • 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 stones, twigs, dried 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.

  • Once you are ready to leave this gallery, head back and exit the same way you entered.