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Past exhibitions

Basil Beattie, When Now Becomes Then: Three Decades

20 February 2016 - 12 June 2016

Basil Beattie Ascent 2012  Oil and wax on canvas 244 x 366 cm Courtesy Hales Gallery, London This exhibition surveys the British, Teesside-born painter Basil Beattie’s practice from the mid-1980s…

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…

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…


6 February 2016 - 6 March 2016

#weRallbananas, presents outcomes of a partnership with Middlesbrough-based film-maker Laura Degnan, who was Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Mental Health Research Centre, Durham University throughout 2015, and mental heath group, Youth…


10 October 2015 - 7 February 2016

‘Localism’ is an ambitious project telling the story of art in Middlesbrough from its beginnings in 1829 to now. It takes a radical approach to exhibition making, inviting the public to help…


10 October 2015 - 31 January 2016

What is drawing? drawing? is a programme of exhibitions and events across the North East, celebrating the role and importance of drawing in not only in the arts, but also…

Margaret Harrison: Accumulations

23 October 2015 - 24 January 2016

Yorkshire born Margaret Harrison is one of today’s most significant artists. For over 50 years, she has been challenging the establishment with a humorous, feminist, subversive and immensely skilful practice that has…

SELFHOODS – Gilkes Street Artists

6 - 27 November 2015

Constantine Gallery, Teesside University SELFHOODS is an exhibition of new work by members of Gilkes Street Artists, a Middlesbrough-based studio group. The featured pieces explore what is familiar to each artist,…

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Using Our Collection

11 August 2015 - 11 October 2015

Using our Collection is an exhibition that experiments with new ways to put our collection to use through the lens of our new vision as a useful museum. It is…

Art from Elsewhere

19 June 2015 - 27 September 2015

‘Art from Elsewhere’ is an exhibition that explores different realities of profound global change. It brings together some of the most important artists working today both based in the West and in…

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