mima Logo
Free Admission

Summer exhibition launch event

17 June 2017 11:00 am - 17 June 2017 4:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to the launch of our new summer exhibition programme. This is an opportunity to preview and gain insight into the new exhibitions and to hear from the some of the artists, designers, researchers and curators involved in the displays.

Our summer programme features three new exhibitions which look at how identity, the legacy of colonialism, and race have shaped British politics and arts in recent years. Design studio Kellenberger-White’s year-long re-branding project unfolds with a print machine to be used by our publics in gallery. Our permanent display of the Middlesbrough Collection continues.

Read more about the exhibitions here

Throughout the afternoon, from 1.00pm until 4.00pm, the Art Trolley provides making activities for children of all ages.

All tours and talks are free. Just turn up and join in.


11.00am: Opportunity to see the Middlesbrough Collection, visit our shop, The Smeltery, or enjoy our community garden.

12.00pm to 1.00pm: Introductions to The Place is Here with Assistant Curator Helen Welford; Wilderness Way with Teesside University History students; and Kader Attia’s Dispossession with Assistant Curator Olivia Heron

12.30pm: Spotlight tour of the Middlesbrough Collection with Assistant Curator Giles Maffett

1.00pm – 1.45pm: Join us for a communal lunch

1.45pm – 2.00pm: A welcome from Alistair Hudson, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

2.00pm – 2.45pm: Guest curator of The Place is Here, Nick Aitkens, discusses this exhibition of work with artists Sonia Boyce and Chila Kumari Burman. This conversation addresses themes including the legacies of colonialism, race, identity, and how the politics of the 1970’s and 1980’s are relevant today.

3.00pm – 3.30pm: Designers Kellenberger-White introduce their project Print Room

3.30pm – 4.00pm:  Spotlight tour of the Middlesbrough Collection with Assistant Curator Giles Maffett


Copyright mima. All rights reserved
TU Logo
Middlesbrough Council Logo
Arts Council Logo
Visitors Logo