Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

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The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is an art gallery in Gateshead in north east England. It is located in a converted flour mill on the banks of the River Tyne in an area which has seen a considerable amount of urban regeneration in the last two decades. The gallery opened in 2002. As its name suggests, it hosts exhibitions of contemporary art, and has no permanent collection of its own. Some exhibitions have caused controversy: in 2007 police seized a photograph from an exhibition of works by Nan Golding after a complaint about child pornography; and in 2008 the gallery was criticised for displaying an obscenely modified statue of Christ.

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