Baltic visit

Friday 14 October 2016 | By Samantha Hockney

As part of their Architecture Project, 25 Year 9 pupils set off to Newcastle Quayside to draw and photograph the historic buildings.
The opportunity to experience contemporary art in The Baltic Gallery could not be missed while we were there. Pupils found the interactive playground instillation far more stimulating than they were expecting. With chances to climb, crawl and swing their way through the exhibit before ending up drawing their favourite parts while relaxing on the cushioned climbing rope.
Here are some of our students’ reviews:

  • “I enjoyed the trip. I thought the art was interesting and inspiring. My favourite art work was “Trunk” by the artist Caroline Achaintre. I think her work is inspiring and detailed.” Eleanor
  • “Fun and memorable looking at architecture.” Callum
  • “I thought the thread work by Caroline Achaintre was fascinating and unusual.” Laura
  • “I have learnt that there are endless different types of art and enjoyed the interactive part of the gallery.” Anais
  • “I have enjoyed this trip and have learnt that art can be made out of anything and isn’t just drawing and painting.” Erin
  • “Would recommend and would go again. Wow!” Harry