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Middlesbrough Art Weekender

19 May 2017 6:00 pm - 19 May 2017 8:00 pm

Join us for the launch of the Middlesbrough Art Weekender, a three day contemporary art festival. Over the weekend, Middlesbrough’s Albert Road will come alive with performers, pop-up gallery spaces, exhibitions and workshops.

Organised by artist and curator, Paul Stewart, and Stockton-based art project space The Auxiliary, the festival is aimed at promoting and showcasting practices from the North East and to promote arts activity in the Tees Valley area.

The weekend will be spread out across over forty locations, including Teesside University and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), local businesses and new gallery spaces created from disused retail units. The curatorial framework is to consider the idea of the dispersed gallery into the town of Middlesbrough and the potential of public space as creative space. It is an attempt to highlight Middlesbrough as an important location for artist production and new practices, to consider the creative industry as a way of giving life back to a town that has suffered so greatly since the end of industrial production.

Opening night performances at mima from Harold Offeh and Omsk Social Club.

Everyone is welcome to the launch event. Free. Food provided by The Smeltery.

For all information, please go to www.middlesbroughartweekender.com, check the facebook page MiddlesbroughArtWeekender, or email info@middlesbroughartweekender.com


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