The Procession by Hew Locke

When in Newcastle, Ma and I always like to visit the Baltic. It’s such lovely building and not too big. I remember visiting the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, in my 20’s and deciding it was the perfect size for art work and I feel the same way about the Baltic. I’m fond of Tate Modern but it can be pretty overwhelming, the Baltic is just the right size!

One of the floors was taken up with The Procession by Hew Locke. This was commissioned by the Tate in 2022 and has moved up to the Baltic until 11 June 2023.

At the Baltic, it’s less of a procession because the space is shorter and wider, but the figures are still all moving in the same direction. It’s fascinating and honestly, if we’d had more time, I’d have gone back because I think you could spend hours and find more in it because it’s layered in meaning and history.

If you can, it’s really worth a visit.

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