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An Open Letter to Sting from the Cc Group

June 18, 2017

BALTIC Banish Book 1

An Open Letter to Sting,

As an Honorary Patron of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and also as someone who was familiar with the Buddle Arts Centre in Wallsend we feel that you will share our concern that BALTIC has recently removed the only example of a Buddle AdHOC Gallery book from it’s archive.

The removal of this book from the BALTIC archive at this time is linked to a larger disputed archival narrative about how BALTIC acquired control of 39 High
Bridge.

Below is the back cover of the book with the Waygood 39 High Bridge
Studio floor plan:
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“Wall” is a Buddle exhibition catalogue that contains colour images by twentyfive Waygood artists who had studios in 39 High Bridge in the centre of Newcastle in 2001.

Ever since then, as part of the B4B programme, this book has been publicly available via the BALTIC Plus Archive.

Below is a screen shot of the BALTIC archive website site earlier this year…

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However this year, without warning, the book has been removed from the BALTIC archive.

http://balticplus.uk/wall-artists-from-waygood-gallery-and-studios-c2889/

The Cc group are keen to open an exchange with the BALTIC Trustees but have been  unable to secure any response from them. Hence this letter.

We would like to thank you in advance, as an Honorary Patron of BALTIC, for showing this letter to BALTIC Chairman, Peter Buchan.

With your prompting we are confident that Mr Buchan will raise the matter of BALTIC 39’s High Bridge revisionist archival narrative with his Trustees.

This is the outcome we hope to achieve with this letter.

We are asking that the BALTIC Trustees contact Cc so we can resume this dialogue about the BALTIC archive in a more conventional manner.

The Cc group email is: cc.kontact@gmail.com

Thank you for your time and your interest in this matter.

Yours sincerely

Topsy
on behalf of the Cc group, June 2017

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