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International Grants For Mima Useful Museum Vision

Some good news to start the year as Middlesbrough’s MIMA has received a couple of big international grants and recognition for its useful museum agenda. This is recognition of the modern art gallery reaching out and even helping create employment and stimulate debate in quite far reaching subjects. MIMA (or the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) has been awarded grants from two ....


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Public Jewellery Adorns The A66 In Middlesbrough

Visitors to Middlesbrough town centre may have noticed a piece of giant lace “public jewellery” adorning part of the A66. The town recently played host to an installation by Polish artist NeSpoon on the Wilson Street underpass which links the end of Linthorpe Road to Middlesbrough Train Station. Middlesbrough Council worked with local curator Nicky Peacock to bring the project to ....


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Nightfall Event Celebrates Middlesbrough After Dark

Nightfall - a new family arts event celebrating Middlesbrough after dark – is set to be launched. The occasion will begin once the sun has gone down on Friday, October 14, and will mark the beginning of the annual Discover Middlesbrough programme. For one night only Centre Square will play host to installations and performances with a celestial theme. Visitors can listen to the ....


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What\'s Marvellous About Middlesbrough?

One of the questions The Caravan Gallery is asking as it embarks on a three-phase project in Middlesbrough this summer in partnership with Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) Founders Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale travel the country capturing the extraordinary ‘reality and surreality’ of the way people live in the UK and have brought their project to Teesside. ....


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Teesside World Exposition Of Art And Technology At Middlesbrough Institute Of Modern Art

A new exhibition developed at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry in the North East region. Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology captures the industrial character of Teesside and shows how it has formed, from the extraction of raw materials to production, as well as the import/export of goods. Teesside has always been defined ....


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Captain Cook’s New Voyage – On Two Wheels!

  Endeavour, Adventure, Discovery, Resolution…and a bicycle? Captain James Cook’s vessels of discovery are the stuff of legend, and rightly celebrated at his Birthplace Museum in Stewart Park. But now there’s a new addition to mark the Captain Cook Stage of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire which will see the world’s best cyclists pedal through the park on Sunday, May ....


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Buildings Star In Latest Heritage Gallery Show

The buildings of Teesside and the North East are the subject of a new exhibition at the Heritage Gallery. Personal Dwellings is the first show in Cleveland Art Society’s 2016 programme and opens at the Cargo Fleet venue on Thursday, May 5. The long-awaited themed show concentrates on the characteristics of our North East buildings, with emphasis on those found in and around Teesside. ....


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New Localism Works At Mima

Last week saw a rehang of new works as part of the Localism exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima).   Featuring a selection of self-curated displays, these pieces will be the last to be introduced to the public before the show closes on 7 February. Localism is an exhibition about history, visual culture, politics and making in Middlesbrough using crowd-sourced ....


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New Exhibition At Middlesbrough Institute Of Modern Art Explores Global Economic Inequality

One of our most treasured luxuries, chocolate, is made by the labour of some of the most underpaid workers on the planet – this issue, along with the fight for equality by a plantation workers’ union, regeneration, community survival and the commissioning and funding of art, forms the latest exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima). After a transformative ....


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Competition Launched To Bring Giant Land Art To Tour De Yorkshire Route

With only 100 days to go until the Tour de Yorkshire 2016, a competition to decorate the route with huge pieces of land art has been launched. Welcome to Yorkshire is calling on businesses, landowners, farmers, schools and community groups to get creative and enter a brand new Lining the Route land art competition. Since the Grand Depart in 2014, land art has come to play a huge role in Yorkshire’s cycling legacy, with images of dramatic creations beamed to TV audiences around the world ....


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Hartlepool’s ‘elephant Rock’ Brought Back To Life At Mima

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) continues its engagement with drawing, on this occasion by presenting Newcastle-based Keith McIntyre’s latest exhibition, Moladh Elephantus. Within the exhibition McIntyre investigates processes of coastal erosion, particularly rock formations, through Hartlepool Headland’s ‘Elephant Rock’. Using drawing, McIntyre examines ....


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Dorman Museum’s New Exhibition Will Be Anything But Pants

Families are in for a treat when the Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants exhibition opens next month. Nick Sharratt, the man behind a host of instantly recognisable children’s book illustrations, is the subject of the colourful, humorous and hands-on exhibition. Exploring Nick’s passion for drawing, from childhood to his current status as an internationally renowned illustrator and author, the show features many of the well-known characters he has brought to life over the years, ....


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Traverse

Last Friday there was a special preview event for Traverse exhibition. A Free event to tie in with the Don\'t Be Afraid of the Dark launch of Discover Middlesbrough. A fascinating opportunity to meet the artists and hear them discuss their work. But the exhibition continues so please do take a look and I will mention a few comments below from the night. This exhibition looks at how maps and ....


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Dark Start For 2015 Discover Middlesbrough Festival

Middlesbrough’s town centre and heritage buildings will come alive with unique happenings next month as Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark creeps back for one night only. Following on from the success of last year’s event - which saw film screenings, stained glass cars, giant crucifixes made from discarded VHS tapes and disembodied voices across the town’s tannoy system - a ....


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Mima Welcomes Back The Wonder Whys

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) welcomes back their young people’s group with a bang this month. The Wonder Whys are a group of inquisitive 14-24 year-olds who are interested in doing, making and questioning the world we live in. Making their first appearance as a newly formed four piece at the launch of the Localism exhibition on 10 October, the group will lead a weekly ....


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Breaking Ground - Art And Archaeology

In November 2013, Park Avenue football ground, a long-forgotten time capsule of Bradford’s social history, began to be unearthed when archaeologist Jason Wood and artist Neville Gabie conducted the first ever archaeological excavation of a football goalmouth and goalpost. This small intervention generated significant interest and was witnessed by people of all ages. Most had stories to ....


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Mima And The Art Of Fun Running

A new sponsor is bringing artistic flair to this year’s Tees 3k Fun Run which is now less than a month away. mima – the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - is the official backer for the popular family event which takes place before the Tees Pride 10k on Sunday, September 6. This year’s 3k Fun Run is expected to attract more than 1,000 runners, joggers and walkers of all ....


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Useful Museum Invites Visitors To Inform Collections Display

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art’s vision as the \'useful museum\' has provided the inspiration for the new exhibition, Using our Collection, opening to the public on Tuesday 11 August. The exhibition will experiment with new ways to use Middlesbrough’s collection. Visitors are invited to engage with works and reconsider the ways in which they can be employed as a tool for ....


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Families’ River Tees Inspired Artwork Exhibited

  An exhibition of artwork inspired by the River Tees and created by Middlesbrough families has been launched at Middlesbrough Central Library. Teesside Print Group, who have a passion for celebrating traditional print techniques, delivered a series of workshops on the skill during the May half-term. Families who attended the events at Thorntree Community Hub, Acklam Library and ....


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Risk Painting At The Dorman

A limited edition print of a breathtaking watercolour painting by a successful local artist has gone on show at Dorman Museum as part of Local History Month and to mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815). ‘The Charge of the Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo’, painted by Mario Capaldi, features the Royal Scots Greys charging forward to meet the enemy in ....


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Feel The Heat At Gallery Ts1’s Sizzling Summer Show

  There\'s a treat in store for art lovers at a Middlesbrough gallery’s sizzling summer show. Feel The Heat is the theme of the exhibition at Gallery TS1 which opens this Friday (June 5) at the venue on Corporation Road. The gallery’s artists have responded to the theme with a broad and eclectic range of works ranging from the traditional to the purely abstract. Local ....


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House For Sale Exhibition

ALAN MORLEY ESTATE AGENTS GALLERY TS1.  1st. May – 29th. May, ....


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Recognition And Achievement Award For Artist Mackenzie

Internationally acclaimed Middlesbrough artist Mackenzie Thorpe and his wife Susan have been recognised with a special award. The couple were joined by a large group of friends and family for the presentation of a Recognition and Achievement Award at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Wednesday (April 29). The ceremony in a packed Council Chamber was hosted by Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon who paid ....


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New Platform For Mackenzie Thorpe

Renowned Middlesbrough artist Mackenzie Thorpe has found a new platform for his work – at the town’s historic railway station. The popular artist has been asked by Middlesbrough Council to exhibit some of his work at the station which is used by more than one million passengers every year. Mackenzie is creating a couple of significant new pieces especially for the exhibition which ....


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Night At The Museum As Kids Takeover Mima For The Evening.

mima recently gave a taste of the future to five lucky youngsters, who experienced a night at the helm of the internationally renowned gallery. Five willing apprentices were able to experience a number of roles within mima, assisting the visitor services, curatorial, marketing and communications and events teams at mima. The event was part of a national programme from Kids in Museums, an ....


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