Children help create a kaleidoscope of colour at the Baltic in Gateshead

Baltic art gallery prepares for a weekend of colourful events this August bank holiday

Getting excited about the Kalidoscape, event at the Baltic, Arthur Byrne, 3, from Newcastle and Alice Maguire, 3, from Gateshead
Getting excited about the Kalidoscape, event at the Baltic, Arthur Byrne, 3, from Newcastle and Alice Maguire, 3, from Gateshead

Children are set to create a Kaleidoscape of colour as the Baltic art gallery opens its doors for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Inspired by French artist Daniel Buren’s exhibition Catch As Catch Can: Work In Situ, youngsters will explore the world of the colour spectrum and experiment with the use of light.

While families can also make their own model boats and help decorate a huge sail, which will set off down the Tyne atop a 28ft Northumberland Coble on Monday.

Getting excited about the Kalidoscape, event at the Baltic, Arthur Byrne, 3, from Newcastle and Alice Maguire, 3, from Gateshead
Getting excited about the Kalidoscape, event at the Baltic, Arthur Byrne, 3, from Newcastle and Alice Maguire, 3, from Gateshead
 

“We are really excited to see Kaleidoscape fill Baltic and Baltic Square as children create a landscape of colour, bringing the vibrancy of the Daniel Buren exhibition outdoors with their own creations,” said Sarah Bradbury, Baltic’s community programmer.

The event takes place from Saturday August 23 to Monday August 25, from 11am to 4pm each day - with the boat setting off down the river at 3pm on Monday, thanks to help from the North East Maritime Trust.

For more information about the weekend activities at the Baltic and its Daniel Buren exhibition visit www.balticmill.com

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