THE KOESTLER EXHIBITION FOR THE NORTH EAST
5 Feb — 12 Mar 2016
|BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Quay Gallery, Level 2
South Shore Road NE8 3BA
|The Gallery at Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road
Gateshead NE8 4LN
LOUD! is an exhibition of artwork from prisons and secure hospitals in the North East of England. It features an extensive range of artwork including painting, drawing, sculpture, and creative writing from entries to the 2015 Koestler Awards.
This exhibition has been curated by students of the Behaviour Support Service, Gateshead, with guidance from artist Paul Merrick. The intensive project allowed the curators to engage with a range of fine art, meet arts professionals and work as a group to put together a beautiful and thought-provoking exhibition. With the guidance of curators and artists from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, The Gallery at Gateshead Central Library and the Koestler Trust, the curators have selected works that explore themes of home, conflict, freedom and escapism.