Art in Action Trail Map for the BALTIC

It was so lovely being able to create a fun family day map for the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art ! It took a while and a couple of walks, and lush support/check from some Baltic staff who are familiar with the walk too to get it just right 🙂 You can colour it in and add your own doodles.

Here’s some photos of the walk from BALTIC to Staithes. It’s FULL of things to see like the art sculptures and of course the bridges on the quayside.

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Fuel up with free hot drinks, juice and snacks in BALTIC Front Room at the beginning or end of your adventure.

You can begin this Art in Action Trail at BALTIC Gateshead (NE8 3BA) or Dunston Staiths (NE11 9DR). You can collect a free map from both locations.

From your starting point, follow the green route marked on your map. You’ll discover creative activities that can be accessed from a digital device along the way.

You can head to BALTIC to use the free WiFi before your walk. This will mean you don’t need to use your data to stream the activities.

You may want to bring headphones to hear the video and sound works on the trail.

The trail takes approximately 40 minutes (about 2 miles) to walk, plus time to stop, play and take part in activities. Hope you have fun if you try it out !

Great North Elmer Parade 2019: Wild in Art

Despite not having blogged for some time I’ve decided to start up again to log this exciting project. It was SUCH an exciting surprise to be selected for the Great North Elmer Parade 2019 after submitting a design earlier this year.
As many of you know, I work part-time, taking snippets of time here and there when I can. This makes it more difficult in some ways to get my work out there whilst I’m looking after Alexander (my toddler) full time. Working with the support of the Prince’s Trust really helped this year and although it had its downs I’m glad I kept going and submitted that design. As they say, ‘Shy bairns get nowt’ !
It was a pleasure meeting such creative individuals and the team behind Oswald’s Hospice, WildArt and Great North Elmer last week.
I cannot wait to post more updates as I complete the design and will let you know the name of the elephant soon 🙂

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