Undutiful Spirit
14–17 July 2022

Undutiful Spirit is a practice-led forum founded by artists Rosie Morris and Harriet Sutcliffe and curator Gayle Meikle. The forum considers site-specific working methods generated through woman-identifying experiences. The presentation on Level 1 is the culmination of six-month residency at BALTIC during which they have been invited to research and develop their practice through close engagement with BALTIC Archive. The Archive chronicles BALTIC’s history, exhibitions and events through physical items and digital documentation.

Responding to this material, Undutiful Spirit have designed a ‘meeting point’ to explore the history, present and future of the Archive. Throughout their residency, they have been burrowing, sifting and recycling the archive and its contents. For BALTIC’s birthday, they have created an intergenerational space for people to encounter, uncover, play with and discuss aspects from the history of the organisation.

The material on display includes original correspondence, documentation, reproductions and newly recorded interviews. All the elements make visible different stages of artistic production from a woman’s perspective. Each day the display will change and you are invited to worm your way through and interact with the material. Memory Workers will be on hand to capture your interactions to deposit into the archive for the future.

This presentation has been formed through contributions from Charlie Ambery, Sarah Bouttell, Eliza Brown, Briony Carlin, Emma Dean, Theresa Easton, Seren Hamer, Jesse Howarth, Laleh Khorramian, Gayle Meikle, Adrianne Murray-Neil, Lisa Murphy, Jessica Petley, Harriet Sutcliffe, Meg Tanner and conversations around the building.

The project is generously supported by Newcastle Institute for Creative Practice, Newcastle

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Archive Catalogue