NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Baltica! is an artist group making art for and about the Baltic region, the countries edging the Baltic Sea. On 23rd of January they will open their exhibition in gallery Art number 23.

Artists mostly have a deep connection with the area – through birth, residency, family or a long-standing interest. Some countries and family connections were cut off from each other for generations. For many artists traumatic family memories heighten their response to cultural and geophysical artefacts.

The group was set up by Jude Cowan Montague and Riitta Hakkarainen in London in December 2019. Their first exhibition ‘Memory & Landscape’ explores ideas of landscape, seascape alongside personal and group filters. Mixed media – works on metal, installations, video, sculpture, paintings.

BALTICA! ARTISTS: Cassandra Mahoney, Riitta Hakkarainen, Silja Manninen, Natalia Jezova, Veronica Shimanovskaya (with Natalia Spigina), Triinu Soikmets, Meriliis Rinne, Jude Cowan Montague, Ann Grim, Mandy Prowse, Gzillion Artist, Anne Isaksson and special guest Jüri Arrak

Ahto Külvet of Psühhoteek (Tartu, Estonia) is creating an original mixtape for the bar of Estonian fairytale and folk music, Soviet-era sounds and Baltic voices.  


23-28 January 2020

Art number 23/v.23

Block F

The Old Biscuit Factory

100 Clements Road



Open daily 11am-6pm

Private view 23 January 6-9pm

Artist talk 25 January 4-6pm

Literature event 27 January 7.30-9.30pm


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