Hew Locke: The Procession at Baltic

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Installation view of Hew Locke The Procession 2022 at Tate Britain (22 March 2022 – 22 January 2023). Photo © Tate (Joe Humphrys)

Hew Locke: The Procession at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, 18 February–11 June 2023, free entry - Find Out More

Baltic presents a brand new exhibition opening in February – The Procession from artist Hew Locke takes the concept of a procession as a means carrying out a ritual, celebrating, protesting, mourning and escaping. Originally commissioned by Tate, the project is grand in its scale and ambition, with an almost immersive atmosphere of a large gathering of people.

The installation resembles a still spectacle of non-moving participants dressed in colourful outfits, masks, surrounded by banners and carrying flags, often inspired by Locke’s childhood in Guyana. The figures are highly detailed so The Procession benefits from longer viewing, offering new perspective and questions the longer we spend with the piece.

Hew Locke: The Procession at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle

18 February–11 June 2023
Free entry