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Free Admission

Opening and Summer party

25 June 2016 11:00 am - 25 June 2016 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate two of our summer projects: Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology and If All Relations Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve.

This launch party includes short talks by those involved in both exhibition as well as curator-led tours. We explore both projects through workshops, and the Art Trolley will host a special session on songs and stories from around the world.

Music includes a drumming workshop and performance by Teesside-based musician Maurice Dezou, who is originally from Ivory Coast. A free lunch will be provided.


12.00pm – 4.00pm: a special edition of our Art Trolley for children and families. As part of Crossing the Tees Festival we make simple instruments and explore songs from around the world.

1.00pm – 2.00pm: communal lunch

2.00pm – 4.00pm: open studio with Teesside Launchpad and Moments in 3D. All are invited to experiment with 3D scanning technology.

11.30am: curator-led tour of both exhibitions

12.30pm: introduction to the music of Graeme Miles by musician Kevin Hall

1.00pm: drumming workshops and performance by musician Maurice Dezou

1.00pm: short talk by Chris McDonald, CEO of Materials Processing Institute

1.30pm: introduction to contemporary artworks in Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology

2.00pm: welcome speech by director Alistair Hudson

2.30pm: curator-led tour of both exhibitions

3.00pm: in-conversation between Bini Araia (trustee of charity Investing in People and Culture) and artist Ausama Khalil

3.30pm: short talk by artist Isabel Lima on her new commission made with refugee-background communities in Middlesbrough

3.30pm: special performance of industry-related songs by Teesside folk group the Wilson Family


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