Surrounded by water

We’re never that far from water. Water is everyday but amazing. Entire ecosystems live at our quaysides, beaches, rivers and ponds. The River Tyne is home to many species we rarely notice, like eels, otters and molluscs.

Share your artistic creations and experiences of the sights, sound and natural wonder of water.


Baltic is located on the south bank of the River Tyne. We exist with the ebb and flow of the river beside us each day. What river sights have you snapped or what flowing water has inspired you to be creative?


From our very own North Sea to the seas, coasts and beaches nearest to you. What seascapes, coves, sea life and nautical nature has brought you visual joy or inspired artistic creation lately? Seabirds, seashells and jellyfish uploads all welcome.