I am always attracted to the advertising campaign for this centre and once really looked forward in anticipation for what it had to offer. Year after year I get there and spend lots of time confused and really lost in the place. There is plenty of assistants around but they all look aliens! The shop is full of simply toys. A walk around most of the exhibits is puzzling. I thought Art was meant to be a form of communication . . . this place does not. It seems to me a very big waste of space and taxpayers money. Why can't the board or advisers help or why not use the place as part of the University Arts Departments. Students will bring the place alive. Similar to Leeds Music College who use the Leeds Town Hall and the BBC building for visiting student musicians from local music Colleges and from places such as the Northern Colleges of Music etc? Come on Gateshead supply a questionnaire to visitors and get their honest opinions. I want a 1st class venue in the North to see ALL types of art. I mean that Turner Prize Event was SHOCKING!
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