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The Gymnasium

The Gymnasium is part of Ravensdowne Barracks. Built in the early 18th century to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, the Barracks was among the first in England to be purpose built.

Thank you to English Heritage for allowing us the use of their spaces for exhibition venues.



  • The Gymnasium Gallery is all on ground level with full disabled access including ramped access.
  • Guide dogs are warmly welcomed.
  • Volunteers & Venue Staff will be present throughout opening hours.
  • Disabled parking is available at Parade Car Park.

The Gymnasium Gallery, The Barracks, 18 Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DF

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7 March, 12:00 – 17:00 • 8 – 10 March, 10:00 – 17:00  •  Free Entry

Reality or Not narrates the intriguing tale of a group of high school students nestled in the northern suburbs of Paris. They embark on a daring experiment, one that seeks to seize control of the reality enveloping them and reshape it according to their own vision. The project marks the latest milestone in the extensive research journey undertaken by the artist Cécile B. Evans, spanning the entirety of their career.



Run Time

34 mins


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3 – 5 March 2023  •  Free Entry

Drawing on the filmmaker’s experiences growing up in a large Samoan family in the largely Pākehā populated region of Nelson, Hidden Amongst Clouds newly imagines stories of Samoan mythology and questions the moral virtues they uphold. The work embraces a 1990’s aesthetic, harking back to supernatural fantasy television series and their embedded symbolisms, reflecting Ulutupu’s ongoing interest in themes of belonging and the importance of recontextualising and reimagining narratives of colonial stereotypes.


Run Time

12 mins


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19 September 2019

Join us to celebrate the opening of George Clark’s Double Ghosts exhibition—jointly commissioned with Berwick Visual Arts—for The Gymnasium and Tanoa Sasraku’s O’ Pierrot, the product of a four month residency with The New Flesh, based at Academy Costumes in South-East London. Refreshments and merriment aplenty.

Run Time

60 mins
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