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Past exhibitions


Middlesbrough Collection

10 March 2018 10:00 am - 10 March 2019 4:00 pm

Image credit: Lubaina Himid Toussaint L’Ouverture 1987 In 2016, 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 Exhibition Opening

23 February 2019 11:00 am - 23 February 2019 4:00 pm

Please join us  Saturday, 23 February 2019 for the opening of our new exhibition themed around Minerals, Magic and Machines. Our presentation of Liquid Crystal Display opens with curator tours…


Sisters by Chiara Camoni

8 January 2019 10:00 am - 10 February 2019 4:30 pm

From Tuesday, 8 January – 10 February 2019 only, we present Italian artist Chiara Camoni’s first UK solo exhibition. Supported by The Contemporary Art Society through the first Jackson Tang Ceramic…


Life Works

20 October 2018 - 3 February 2019

Image credit: Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Love Not Gold, 2009, Cibachrome print.  Image courtesy of the artist We close our galleries on the ground floor at 16:00 on Sunday 7…


Making, A Life

20 October 2018 11:00 am - 3 February 2019 4:00 pm

Image: Untitled, Peter Hodgson Making, A Life is an exhibition of the work of the Cumbrian Folk artist Peter Hodgson and collaborators. It includes pieces in diverse materials including ceramics, leather,…


Living Beyond Limits

20 October 2018 11:00 am - 3 February 2019 4:00 pm

Image: Edward Burra, Sailors at a Bar circa 1930, Ink on paper Purchased with assistance from the Arts Council England/Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund   To be queer is to…


Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Tales of Valiant Queens

20 October 2018 11:00 am - 3 February 2019 4:00 pm

Image credit: Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Punjabi Rockers 2005.  Image courtesy of the artist. Chila Kumari Singh Burman is a British Asian artist who makes prints, sculptures and films that…


History Repeats Itself

17 February 2018 10:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

History is the recording of events describing human evolution.  The German thinker Karl Marx once proposed that ‘history repeats itself’, suggesting that any event will likely occur and then recur,…


This Is Water

16 June 2018 11:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist, YOOROP, 2017, commissioned by Goethe Institute and Victoria & Albert Museum This exhibition looks at the long histories of migration that have forged the…


Núria Güell and Levi Orta, The Aesthetics of a Property Map, Syria (Part I)

16 June 2018 11:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

The Barcelona-based artists Núria Güell (b. Spain, 1981) and Levi Orta (b. Cuba, 1984) examine power structures and relationships through their collaborative practice. Güell leverages her privilege as an artist…



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