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Gateshead’s BALTIC and Travelling Gallery Scotland are coming together to share What’s For Tea?, a group exhibition celebrating BALTIC’s 20th anniversary and a piece of Northern history. Once a flour mill, the BALTIC has its roots in working-class industrial heritage; this exhibition will look at both food production and the impact it has had on the local community, and will tour throughout the region from Monday 21st February until Monday 18th July.

This collection of work, and the programme of hospitality and communal meals that pairs with it, will visit galleries and space in the region, calling back to the rich culture found in the North East. Travelling Gallery is a mobile exhibition space that increases accessibility of art to communities nationwide and their partnership with BALTIC will take this project around Gateshead, urban Northumberland and the rural Borders to connect with remote groups and allow more people the opportunity to interact with both the art and each other.

Encouraging audiences to analyse our culture’s current attitudes to food consumption and production, the artists involved put social responsibility in the forefront, bringing attention to the matters which concern them the most. Isabella Carreras, Kara Chin, Future Farmers, David Lisser and Cooking Sections all collaborate to take people on a participatory journey with a combination of community projects and visual art.

With bread making workshops as a nod to its past, and artwork that aims to help create a bright future, What’s For Tea? seems like a fitting way for the BALTIC to celebrate its 20th birthday as a public art gallery.

What’s For Tea? tours spaces in the North East from Monday 21st February until Monday 18th July. Check the venue’s website for dates and locations.

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