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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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3 2023 – 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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19 September 2019

‘Double Ghosts’ is a multi-part exhibition which traverses the Pacific drawing on historical fragments, traces and ghosts from the coasts of Chile to a mountain cemetery in Taiwan. Exploring the status and potential of unrealised and fragmented histories, the exhibition draws together 35mm film, sound recordings, script fragments, photography and archival material filmed and gathered in Chile, France and Taiwan.

‘Double Ghosts’ was commissioned by Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts



Run Time

31 mins
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