Michael puts Tyne View on the map

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We teamed up with Port of Tyne on Tuesday evening and took over BALTIC to launch Tyne View by Michael Chaplin, which you can buy from our shop. To mark the culmination of Michael’s two-year residency at Port of Tyne, he undertook a walk along the banks of the Tyne from South Shields to Wylam and then back to the North Sea at Tynemouth. He was joined on the walk by poet Christy Ducker, illustrator Birtley Aris, and photographer Charles Bell. The result is Tyne View, a personal portrait of the Tyne and the people who live beside it, through text and images. The contributors have told the story of the Tyne, vital life source of the region, through the eyes of those who’ve lived its history.

Paperback editions of the book are available from our shop, but all 100 limited-edition hardback copies were sold at the event, and there won’t be any more printed. For those of you who managed to nab one of the numbered copies, each signed by all the contributors, hold them dear – they’re something truly special.