BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead presents a survey exhibition and major new commission by the Dutch artist and filmmaker Fiona Tan from Friday 10 July – Sunday 1 November 2015. DEPOT is the new large installation which lends its name to the exhibition. It re-imagines ‘Jonah the Giant Whale’, a preserved whale in Formaldehyde, which toured across Europe exhibited inside a lorry. Tan has rebuilt the 71-foot long vehicle; however the inside now contains a cabinet of curiosities inviting the viewer to climb aboard. Drawing on Newcastle’s forgotten history as a major whaling port, DEPOT is an exhibition within an exhibition including illustrations of beached whales, archival photographs, glass models of small sea invertebrate by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka (1822-95 and 1857-1939). The immersive presentation also includes a new film installation incorporating footage filmed in the

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