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What’s for Tea?

Saturday 2 April 12 pm - 4 pm The Shieldfield Centre

Travelling Gallery, a custom-built mobile art gallery will be coming to The NewBridge Project on Saturday 2 April. Experience the exhibition, What’s for Tea? as well as informative talks, artist-led workshops, fun and friendly conversation and free snacks!

Saturday 2 April 

12 pm – 4 pm 

At The NewBridge Project, with BALTIC and Travelling Gallery 

As part of a series of projects marking its twentieth anniversary year, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead will take a new exhibition to communities across the North East of England in Travelling Gallery, a custom-built mobile art gallery. 

The mobile exhibition, What’s for Tea? will be housed inside a mobile art gallery as BALTIC partners with the Scotland-based organisation Travelling Gallery to journey to communities far and wide. The mobile gallery will be stationed at The NewBridge Project for the day hosting a free programme of artist-led workshops, foraging walks and exhibition tours. There will be free food and drinks and activities will be suitable for families, children and young people and all are welcome to turn up.

The exhibition title comes from the age-old question which Northern residents get quizzed on daily by friends, family and partners, “What’s for tea?”, referring to their main/evening meal of the day. What’s for Tea? will reference BALTIC’s building history as a working flour mill, opened in 1950 by Rank Hovis. It will explore food production and consumption; what we eat, how much we eat and how our eating habits could help combat the climate emergency.

Works by Isabella Carreras, Kara Chin, Turner Prize-nominated duo Cooking Sections, artist collective Future Farmers, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Julia Heslop, David Lisserand, Sarah Qaed will explore sustainable food production and community initiatives through film, installation, sculpture, print and the written word.

Images by Colin Davison.

More information about the What’s for Tea? and BALTIC’s Anniversary on the BALTIC website. 



The NewBridge Project
Shieldfield Centre
4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne

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