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Impressions on tour: Murray Ballard at Side Gallery, Newcastle

Thu, 2nd Mar, 2017

Exhibition on tour:
Side Gallery, Newcastle, 4 March to 30 April 2017

Exhibition Launch: Saturday 4 March

Don't miss the chance to see a large selection of work from Murray Ballard's The Prospect of Immortality on tour to Side Gallery, Newcastle.

The Prospect of Immortality offers an amazing photographic insight into the practice of cryonics: the process of freezing a human body after death in the hope that scientific advances may one day bring it back to life.

Ballard’s images take the viewer on a journey through the tiny but dedicated international cryonics community, from the English seaside retirement town of Peacehaven; to the high-tech laboratories of Arizona; to the rudimentary facilities of Kriorus, just outside Moscow.  Worldwide there are approximately 200 ‘patients’ stored permanently in liquid nitrogen, with a further thousand people signed up for cryonics after death.

The exhibition will be exhibited alongside Under Gods by Liz Hingley, also showing at Side Gallery from 4 March.

The Prospect of Immortality is an Impressions touring exhibition curated by Anne McNeill, to read more about the exhibition click here.

Click here to plan your visit and read more about Side Gallery.

Side Gallery
5-9 Side
Newcastle upon Tyne

Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm, Closed Sunday and Monday.
Admission is free.

Patient Care Bay (dewar being filled with liquid nitrogen)  Murray Ballard

Patient Care Bay (dewar being filled with liquid nitrogen) Murray Ballard