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Lily Senner Tyneside Dreaming

Until 15 July 2024 | 10am-6pm

A new lightbox commission created by Lily Senner who's paintings of otherworldly landscapes are created through memory and imagination. You can find this artwork displayed on the right-hand wall as you enter through our main doors.

Painting of a row of pink terrace houses against a yellow sky and orange floor.

Lily Senner’s paintings of otherworldly landscapes are created through memory and imagination. 

Her process begins by making intuitive, fast sketches of her local surroundings. These small sketches are starting points for her larger works, in which she refines the image into a carefully considered composition. Colour is central to Senner’s work. Her luminous and synthetic colour palette creates a strange tension: enchanting yet visually jarring. Senner is interested in connecting the future with the past. Through her painting, she questions what our legacy will be on our surrounding environments, while simultaneously combining her landscapes with images from her childhood growing up in South London.

Lily Senner was selected from the Open Submission in association with Fenwick’s applications to create a new commission for the Lightbox. Senner has produced a bespoke painting that celebrates areas in and around Newcastle and North Tyneside, where she now permanently resides. You can find her selected artwork, Heaton Park Road/Vale House (2023) in our Ground Floor gallery in the Open Submission exhibition. 

This lightbox commission is part of Baltic Open Submission 2024 in association with Fenwick which can be found in our Ground Floor Gallery.

Purple graphic with orange hand symbol

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