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Middlesbrough Collection

10 March 2018 10:00 am - 23 June 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Lubaina Himid Toussaint L’Ouverture 1987 Last year, our tenth anniversary was marked with the first-ever permanent gallery for the Middlesbrough Collection. The display was created through a dialogue between our…

New Exhibitions – History Repeats Itself, Ma Qiusha and Shen Xin

3 June 2018

We present History Repeats Itself, a selection of artworks from the Middlesbrough Collection that enable us to tell stories about political events, from colonial histories, to issues related to identity,…

The Caravan Gallery: Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale

30 July 2016 - 18 September 2016

The Caravan Gallery is a project in three parts that addresses the identity of Teesside and the UK. extra{ordinary} – Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery Launch – Saturday 30…

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology

25 June 2016 - 9 October 2016

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry…

Aikaterini Gegisian: Shifting Geographies

12 May 2016 - 5 June 2016

Shifting Geographies surveys Greek-Armenian artist Aikaterini Gegisian’s moving image practice, and launches with the premiere of My Pink City.  The programme continues with presentations of her early videos and recent…

Centre for Social Making: Middlesbrough Collection display

19 February 2016 - 31 December 2016

Art, design, craft and technology are often considered as separate disciplines. However, there is a long, alternative tradition that views them in a holistic way, both as tools for learning…

Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise

6 February 2016 - 29 May 2016

Co-produced with the Institute for Human Activities. The Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise is a group based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. It brings…

Featured Event

Jim Poyner: Arte Útil talk

12 May 2016 4:00 pm - 12 May 2016 5:00 pm

Artist Jim Poyner explores the notion of ‘useful art’, informed by the results of a set of questions he asked members of Middlesbrough’s population. In these interviews, and aided by techniques…

Judith Winter: Curation as Correspondence: Un-learning with the Bauhaus

Tuesday 17 May, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

This workshop explores the philosophy of the Bauhaus, the German avant-garde art school known for its functionalist approach to creative practice (founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919, it…

Arte Útil talk: Alan Hathaway

9 June 2016 5:30 pm - 9 June 2016 6:30 pm

Artist Alan Hathaway discusses how a consideration of ‘usefulness in art’ has informed his recent work. He focuses on the way in which the activities of certain counter cultural groups,…

Study Day – If All Relations Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve

Saturday 11 June, 11.00am - 4.00pm. Free, open to all.

Featuring areas for learning, service provision and debate, this exhibition explores the subject of migration on Teesside and elsewhere, bringing together documents, artefacts and artworks made by Middlesbrough-based asylum seekers…

Artist Moving Image Network Screening

7 July 2016 5:30 pm - 7 July 2016 7:00 pm

Artist Mathieu K. Abonnenc presents three films as part of the Artists’ Moving Image Network (AMIN) touring programme. These works explore themes of identity and memory in post-colonial situations. Films Secteur…

Asociación de Arte Útil: The Arte Útil Summit 2016

22 July 2016 - 25 July 2016

Responding to Current Urgencies – Toolkit for an Institution This open international summit brings together the leading protagonists and affiliates of the Arte Útil, to reflect upon the geneology of…

Industry Site Visits

29 July 2016 10:00 am - 29 July 2016 12:00 pm

Explore some of Teesside’s hidden industrial sites with monthly tours of local workshops, labs and works. This month’s tour is of Middlesbrough’s Materials Processing Institute. An independent, open access and not-for-profit technology…

Changing the Welfare State: talk and screening with Dr Ben Lamb

6 October 2016 5:30 pm - 6 October 2016 6:30 pm

  6 October 2016 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dr Ben Lamb, Research Lecturer in Media Studies at Teesside University, explores how alternative forms of regional media challenged nationally implemented…

Broadcasting the Archive Residency

25 October 2016 10:00 am - 28 October 2016 8:00 pm

Tuesday 25 October – Friday 28 October 2016 Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art presents a week of conversations, workshops and site visits organised with Broadcasting the Archive in collaboration with…

Cloth Club

Cloth Club is on every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm This workshop is a chance to learn textile skills within a relaxed group.  This season we explore recycled fabrics experimenting with…

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