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freedom of gateshead for three top cultural figures

freedom of gateshead for three top cultural figures

Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley and Baltic founders Sune Nordgren and Alan J Smith were honoured at a ceremony at the Baltic Gateshead, for their services to the arts.   A Northumbrian Piper lead the procession into the Events Space at the Baltic before all three signed the Roll of Honorary Freeman of the Borough.   Alan, who was nominated for his distinguished services to culture, architecture and development regionally, nationally and internationally and in particular, hi...

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baltic 10 years

baltic 10 years

On 13th July 2012 it will be ten years since the opening of BALTIC of which Alan J Smith OBE DL was the Founding Chairman. Alan was always sure the project would be a massive success and 1m visitors in year 1 gave significant credibility to that belief. Over the ten years there have been over 4.5m visitors to exhibitions by the big guns of the art world including several Turner Prize winners and many well know international artists. BALTIC has now become what Alan often referred to as ...

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2011 spectacular success for visual arts in the region

2011 spectacular success for visual arts in the region

2011 will be remembered in the region as a spectacular success for the visual arts. At the end of November, Artichoke brought to Durham the second LUMIERE, a sensational festival of light featuring work by internationally acclaimed artists. Over 150,000 people took to the streets to enjoy the 35 artworks that ranged from large-scale projections like Crown of Light which saw the Lindisfarne Gospels projected onto Durham Cathedral, to neons, to installations like I Love Durham,the giant ...

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