Jim Moir’s Painting Featured in Baltic Open Submission Exhibition


Renowned artist Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) selected to exhibit at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Jim Moir, renowned for his eclectic and vibrant artwork, has been selected to exhibit his painting “The Exhibitionist” at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the Baltic Open Submission exhibition. This prestigious event showcases the work of over 100 artists from the North East region, selected from a staggering 1400 submissions. The exhibition, which opened on March 16, 2024, promises to be a celebration of the diverse artistic talent found in the local community.

The Baltic Open Submission initiative aims to provide visibility to emerging artists and makers, offering them a platform to showcase their work to a wider audience. The selected artists span a wide age range, from young spray paint street artist Terox, aged 11, to 80-year-old former Chartered architect Paul W. Kelso. The exhibition features a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, film, and installation work.

Among the selected artists is Megan Jepson, an award-winning visual creative known for her collaborations with global fashion brands. Jepson presents new work from her passion project titled “The Showman,” documenting the vibrant world of travelling fairgrounds across the UK.

The Baltic Preview Party on March 15, 2024, offered an exclusive opportunity to view the entire selection of artworks. Attendees enjoyed DJ sets from renowned musicians Paul Smith (Maximo Park), Ross Millard (The Futureheads), and J.Nich.

Don’t miss the chance to experience the creativity and talent of North East artists at the Baltic Open Submission 2024 exhibition, running until September 1, 2024. For more information and ticket bookings, visit www.baltic.art/tickets.

In celebration of his participation in the exhibition, Jim Moir shared an image on Instagram standing next to his artwork at the Baltic, captioning it: “Had a lovely time last night in Newcastle at the Baltic open exhibition where I presented my painting ’The Exhibitionist’.”