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A view of the Baltic Gallery Space on the Quayside in Newcastle from the Gateshead Millennium Bridge

North East update July 2013



There’s been a lot going on for C20 supporters in the North East over the past few months, including:

Revisiting Form: Architecture, Socialism, Modernism (12 April): a seminar at Baltic, Gateshead examining the legacy of modernist utopian architecture and design from the 1950s-70s in the former socialist Yugoslavia. See April’s update for more details.

Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore: Radical innovation in art, architecture and art education in the North East (3-4 May): Conference at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne featuring leading scholars and former pupils of Hamilton and Pasmore debating the innovations these two artists promoted during the years 1953 to 1966, while teaching at Newcastle School of Art, then part of King’s College, Durham University, until 1963 (when Newcastle University was founded).

The first official C20 North East meeting was held at Baltic, Gateshead on Saturday 1 June 2013.

Something Concrete and Modern (19 June) – An evening of discussion with a panel of architects and historians exploring the bold and ambitious examples of modernism in art, architecture and design that developed in the North East in the postwar period. A recording of it has been archived on the Baltic website: Part 1 & Part 2


John and Karen Topping, C20 NE group


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