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Otobong Nkanga: From Where I Stand

14 March 2020 - 21 February 2021

Image credit: Otobong Nkanga The Weight of Scars 2015 Woven textile and Photography, inkjet print on viscose, wool, mohair, bio cotton and laser cut forex 10 plates 253 x 612…

Otobong Nkanga, From Where I Stand – Opening Event

14 March 2020 11:45 am - 14 March 2020 4:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: MIMA remains open for business. However, as a precautionary measure we are suspending some of our larger events. This is due to the evolving situation around the Coronavirus…

Foundation Press, Notes On The Black Path

28 January 2020 10:00 am - 31 May 2020 4:00 pm

Artists Foundation Press have spent the past year working with people in South Bank, Middlesbrough. Their artwork ‘Notes On The Black Path’, located along the public footpath off Old Station Road, is…

Art in Action

28 November 2019 10:00 am - 8 January 2020 4:30 pm

29 Nov – 8 Jan 2020   Creative Job Studio Tees Valley offers sustainable support for creative career development for young people in the Tees Valley. Driving forward the Skills…

Mikhail Karikis, For Many Voices

12 October 2019 to 23 February 2020

Image credit: Mikhail Karikis, No Ordinary Protest, 2018. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Supported by Arts Council England.   The first survey…

Middlesbrough Collection, Why Are We Here? With Black Artists & Modernism

23 March 2019 2:00 pm - 20 August 2020 4:00 pm

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art’s (MIMA)  year-long Middlesbrough Collection display reveals new narratives within the institute’s collection. Through a collaboration with research group Black Artists & Modernism, the collection is…

Art in Action

Ongoing

Our display Art in Action, reflects the voices, stories and experiences of the extraordinary people we work with. Each season we share projects that contribute to life in our area….


Featured Event

Self-Guided Art Trolley

Every Saturday, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

We encourage you, family and friends to explore, make and wonder using the exciting materials available on the Art Trolley. Children to be supervised by their adult at all times.

Public Launch: Mikhail Karikis For Many Voices

12 October 2019 11:00 am - 12 October 2019 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of making activities, talks, lunch and exhibition introductory tours of our new exhibition Mikhail Karikis, For Many Voices. Mikhail Karikis’ videos, photographs and installations amplify the…

Rewinding the Welfare State: A Social History of the North East on Film

7 November 2019 5:30 pm - 7 November 2019 7:00 pm

Through local news reports, Tyne Tees Television documentaries, trade union campaigns, community films and more, this film show examines how the welfare state has impacted on the social development of…

Sonia Boyce Artist Talk

27 November 2019 5:30 pm - 27 November 2019 6:30 pm

Image: Sonia Boyce, She Ain’t Holding Them Up, She’s Holding On (Some English Rose), 1986, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Artist and academic Sonia Boyce (OBE, RA) is an influential figure within…

FESTIVE MAKERS MARKET

30 November 2019 10:00 am - 30 November 2019 4:00 pm

Our Festive Makers Market features a selection of local makers offering a range of design-led goods at this festive pop up event. Makers include: Lazy Luna @lazylunafashion and insta: @lazyluna…

Mapping a History of Painting

5 December 2019 5:30 pm - 5 December 2019 7:00 pm

Are you an artist, current or former art teacher, art student or arts professional connected with painting in the Tees Valley? Join us for an evening of conversation to map…

Cloth Club

Every Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm (during term time only)

PLEASE NOTE: Cloth Club runs during Middlesbrough Council school term dates. Cloth Club is on every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm This workshop is a chance to learn textile skills within…

Tees Together Discussion Series

6 February 2020 5:30 pm - 6 February 2020 7:00 pm

The Social Model of Disability What are the key topics of the day and how do we start to make change together? Tees Together is a round-table discussion series which…

For Many Voices: Study Day

15 February 2020

  On the occasion of Mikhail Karikis’ first survey exhibition, For Many Voices, we bring artists and academics together for an afternoon of discussion and performance to explore the politics…

Otobong Nkanga, From Where I Stand – Opening Event

14 March 2020 11:45 am - 14 March 2020 4:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: MIMA remains open for business. However, as a precautionary measure we are suspending some of our larger events. This is due to the evolving situation around the Coronavirus…

MIMA Making

3 April 2020 6:00 pm - 3 June 2020 6:00 pm

MIMA making is a series of fun adventures for all the family to enjoy inspired by objects from the Middlesbrough Collection in partnership with artist Katie Chappell. Weeks one’s adventure…

MIMAZINA with Foundation Press

7 April 2020 11:00 am - 7 June 2020 6:00 pm

Together with artist group Foundation Press, we are launching MIMAZINA, the hot new Community Journal that brings together voices of communities & artists from the Tees Valley.  This online publication…

Hearing From Artists: David Lisser

9 April 2020 10:00 am - 30 June 2020 11:00 am

Image: David Lissar, Protomould no1 2019, Stainless steel, polyurethane rubber and acrylic   Hearing from Artists: no.2 out now. David Lisser talks with MIMA’s Olivia Heron about working with young…

MIMAZINA – Issue #3 28 April

28 April 2020 12:30 pm - 30 June 2020 1:30 pm

Our third edition of MIMAZINA #3 made with artist group Foundation Press is out now! MIMAZINA is a digital community journal that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees…

Hearing from Artists: Deb Covell

23 April 2020 2:00 pm - 30 June 2020 3:00 pm

Image credit: Cathal Carey Hearing from Artists: no 4 out now.  Deb Covell talks with MIMA’s Helen Welford about thoughts on the material qualities of paint.  Her three-dimensional paint forms…

Hearing From Artists: Emily Hesse

30 April 2020 2:30 pm - 30 June 2020 3:30 pm

In the fourth of our series of Hearing From Artists where at this time of uncertainty, we are listening to artists.  This week our Head of Programme, Elinor Morgan talks…

MIMAZINA – Issue #4 May 5

5 May 2020 2:30 pm - 30 June 2020 3:30 pm

Our fourth edition of MIMAZINA made with artist group Foundation Press is out now!  MIMAZINA is a digital community journal that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley…

Collection Reflection: Jacqueline Morreau

29 April 2020 3:00 pm - 30 June 2020 4:00 pm

This painting explores the role of woman as mother, artist and worker on the production line of new life. These conflicting modes of femininity are embodied through the figure of…

Hearing From Artists: Lisette Auton

16 April 2020 4:30 pm - 30 June 2020 5:30 pm

Photo: PaperBoat Photography by Laura Tindall In the third of our series of Hearing From Artists, Kate Moses our Public Programmes Assistant Curator is in conversation with artist Lisette Auton….

Hearing From Artists: Zina Saro-Wiwa

2 April 2020 6:00 pm - 30 June 2020 7:00 pm

Image caption:  Still from Pineapple Suicide, 2016, courtesy Zina Saro-Wiwa.   In the first of our series of Hearing From Artists where at this time of uncertainty, we are listening…

ARTIST CALL OUT: Can’t Come to Us? We’ll Come to You Through the Power of a Virtual Studio Visit

31 March 2020 6:30 pm - 30 June 2020 7:30 pm

We are committed to supporting the ideas, practices and careers of artists and arts practitioners and our team have a range of skills and experiences that we’re putting at your…

Hearing From Artists: Faiza Ahmad Khan & Hanna Rullmann

9 July 2020 2:30 pm - 9 July 2020 3:30 pm

In this week’s Hearing From Artists, Head of Programme Elinor Morgan is in conversation with Faiza Ahmad Khan & Hanna Rullmann. Faiza Ahmad Khan is a documentary filmmaker and Hanna…

Collection Reflection: Esther Knobel

15 July 2020 1:30 pm - 15 July 2020 2:30 pm

Image credit:  Esther Knobel, Poland, 1949. Crusader brooch, 1983, galvanised metal, paint, textile coated plastic, segmented polyurethane. These artworks are brooches made from recycled tin cans. They depict colourful warriors….

Collection Reflection: Len Tabner

30 July 2020 12:30 pm - 30 July 2020 1:30 pm

Len Tabner, England, 1946, Number 3 Furnace Casting and Running Scaw, 1978. Pastel on paper. Gifted by the artist When I was an A-Level student at Stockton Sixth Form my…

Collection Reflection: Peter Chang

6 May 2020 2:30 pm - 31 July 2020 3:30 pm

Peter Chang, Bracelet, 2007 The starting point for this bracelet is a block of polystyrene which is meticulously carved into a doughnut form. Peter Chang coats this circular base with…

Hearing From Artists: Anna Barham

7 May 2020 5:30 pm - 31 August 2020 6:30 pm

In this week’s series of Hearing From Artists, our Assistant Curator Helen Welford is in conversation with Anna Barham. Anna Barham’s practice comprises writing, video, drawing, sculpture and performance. She…

Collection Reflection: Tomoko Takahashi

16 September 2020 5:30 pm - 16 September 2020 6:30 pm

Image: Tomoko Takahashi, Japan, 1966, Dive 3 = H.Q. (Head Quarter) with 25 sections in ‘Deep Sea Diving für Kunsthalle’, OR. a world in 6×4 2003, Photographs, paint, pen, acrylic…

MIMAZINA – Issue #5 May 12

12 May 2020 1:00 pm - 30 September 2020 2:00 pm

Issue #5 of MIMAZINA made with artist group Foundation Press is out now!  MIMAZINA is a digital community journal that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley at…

MIMAZINA – Issue # 6 May 19

19 May 2020 2:00 pm - 30 September 2020 3:00 pm

MIMAZINA is a digital community journal that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley at a time of change. We publish a weekly journal with artist group Foundation…

Collection Reflection: Lubaina Himid

21 October 2020 3:30 pm - 21 October 2020 9:30 pm

Image © Lubaina Himid   Lubaina Himid , Zanzibar, 1954 , Toussaint L’Ouverture 1987  Paint and collage on wood.  Purchased with assistance from Art Fund and Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 2017. …

Collection Reflection: Riddle in the Room

27 May 2020 11:00 am - 31 October 2020 12:00 pm

Image: : Elisabeth Frink Shearwater 1975, Lithograph Riddle in the room is an activity used by the MIMA Learning Team to understand, explore and unpick an artwork. It is a…

MIMAZINA – Issue #8 June 2

2 June 2020 8:00 am - 30 November 2020 9:00 am

Issue #8 of MIMAZINA is out now! MIMAZINA is a digital community journal made with artist group Foundation Press, that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley at…

Collection Reflection: Felike Van der Leest

20 May 2020 2:00 pm - 30 November 2020 3:00 pm

Image: Felike Van der Leest, Emperor Penguin Freddie with Polar Pear Claw (2005) We take a closer look at works within the Middlesbrough Collection in our Collection Reflection series. Felike…

MIMAZINA – Issue #7 26 May

26 May 2020 2:00 pm - 30 November 2020 3:00 pm

MIMAZINA is a digital community journal that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley at a time of change. We publish a weekly journal with artist group Foundation…

Hearing From Artists: Anne Vibeke Mou

21 May 2020 3:30 pm - 30 November 2020 4:30 pm

Image credit: A Story of its Own Telling  2018. Photo credit: Hynes Photography Anne Vibeke Mou investigates histories and ancient landscapes through drawing and sculpture, using botanical and geological elements….

Hearing From Artists: Jasleen Kaur

11 June 2020 11:00 am - 31 December 2020 12:00 pm

Image credit: Portrait, 2016, credit Jake Curtis   In the tenth issue of our Hearing From Artists interviews, this week Kate Moses, our Public Programme Assistant Curator is in conversation…

Hearing From Artists: Harold Offeh

25 June 2020 11:00 am - 31 December 2020 12:00 pm

Harold Offeh works with performance, video, photography, learning and social practice to inhabit and embody histories. He lives in Cambridge, UK. In 2016 and 2017 he made performances at MIMA…

Collection Reflection – Mirjam Hiller

24 June 2020 11:30 am - 31 December 2020 12:30 pm

Image credit: Mirjam Hiller b. 1974, Heap of Cubes, 2008, Stainess Steel, PVC, Silver, 105 x 8 x 39 mm   “My jewellery attempts to capture living forms and movement…

MIMAZINA #11, 23 June

23 June 2020 12:00 pm - 31 December 2020 1:00 pm

Issue #11 of MIMAZINA is out now! MIMAZINA is a digital community journal made with artist group Foundation Press, that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley at…

MIMAZINA #12, 30 June

30 June 2020 12:00 pm - 31 December 2020 1:00 pm

Issue #12 of MIMAZINA is out now! MIMAZINA is a digital community journal made with artist group Foundation Press, that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley at…

Collection Reflection: Richard Slee

1 July 2020 12:00 pm - 31 December 2020 1:00 pm

Image: Richard Slee, England b.1946, Cornucopia Vase 1984, Earthenware In this week’s Collection Reflection, we hear from Gallery Assistant Carly Rybak on Richard Slee’s Cornucopia Vase. Cornucopia means horn of…

Collection Reflection: Andrew Logan

17 June 2020 12:30 pm - 31 December 2020 1:30 pm

Image: Image: MIMA © Andrew Logan Andrew Logan, Oxford, England, 1945, Wing earrings, 1991 Resin, glass and plastic beads, mirror shards, glitter, metal earring clips Andrew Logan is a distinctive…

Collection Reflection: Angus Suttie

3 June 2020 1:30 pm - 31 December 2020 2:30 pm

Image: Angus Suttie, Cup and Stand 1988, Earthenware Angus Suttie, Scotland, 1946-1993 This energetic and joyful ceramic piece plays with the conventional shape of a teapot. The work is composed…

Hearing From Artists: Matterlurgy

4 June 2020 1:30 pm - 31 December 2020 2:30 pm

Image credit: Flom Snag 2019. Courtesy of the artist. In the ninth issue of our Hearing From Artists interviews, this week our Head of Programme Elinor Morgan talks with artist…

Collection Reflection: Lubna Chowdhary

22 July 2020 1:30 pm - 31 December 2020 2:30 pm

Image credit: © The artist, Chowdhary, Tanzania, 1964, Five Pods, 1996, Glazed earthenware  Gift of Dr Terry Friedman, 2007   Each of these five sculptures by ceramicist Lubna Chowdhary is about half the size of a…

MIMAZINA – Issue #1 April 14

14 April 2020

Our first edition of MIMAZINA made with artist group Foundation Press is out now!  MIMAZINA is a digital community journal that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley…

Hearing From Artists: Otobong Nkanga

18 June 2020 2:00 pm - 31 December 2020 4:30 pm

Image credit: Otobong Nkanga portrait. Photography by Wim van Dongen   In the latest in our series of Hearing From Artist interviews, Helen Welford, Assistant Curator is in conversation with Otobong…

MIMAZINA – #10 16 June

16 June 2020 9:00 am - 31 December 2020 10:00 pm

Issue #10 of MIMAZINA is out now! MIMAZINA is a digital community journal made with artist group Foundation Press, that shares ideas, stories and voices from the Tees Valley at…

Collection Reflection: Carol McNicoll

19 August 2020 5:30 pm - 20 August 2026 6:30 pm

Carol McNicoll, England, 1943, Teapot c. 1980s Earthenware Image credit: Carol McNicoll   Carol McNicoll is known for her striking and playful ceramics. She graduated from the Royal College of…

Collection Reflection: Maura Heslop

12 August 2020 10:00 am - 12 August 2028 11:00 am

Image credit: Maura Heslop, Fat Man 1987 Steel   This artwork is a brooch made from steel, both designed and crafted by Maura Heslop. It shows the  figure of a gentleman with no clothes on. The surface design has been created by…

Collection Reflection: Gijs Bakker

5 August 2020 11:30 am - 22 August 2028 12:30 pm

Image credit: Gijs Bakker, Dahlia Necklace 1983 , Flower petals and PVC laminate  Netherlands 1942 © The artist    Dahlia Necklace is a piece of wearable art created by Dutch jewellery designer Gijs Bakker in 1983. It comprises…

Collection Reflection: Alexander Blank

26 August 2020 2:30 pm - 31 August 2028 3:30 pm

Alexander Blank, Germany, 1975, Banane 2007, Silver Purchased through the Northern Rock Foundation Craft Acquisition Scheme Alexander Blank studied jewellery from 1997 to 2010 at a number of different schools….

Collection Reflection: Penkridge Ceramics

9 September 2020 6:30 pm - 9 September 2029 7:30 pm

Image: Pineapple 1987, Stoneware   Penkridge Ceramics, Established England, 1984 by Lorraine Taylor and Nicky Smart Penkridge Ceramics was established in 1984 by MA Ceramic graduates Lorraine Taylor and Nicky…

Collection Reflection: Anthony Green

2 September 2020 3:30 pm - 30 September 2029 4:30 pm

Anthony Green, England, 1939. The Bathroom at 29, Working Drawing 1979-86. Pencil crayon and gouache on paper. Purchased with assistance from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund 1987/88   This working…

Collection Reflection: Adrian Piper

30 September 2020 7:30 pm - 30 September 2029 8:30 pm

                  Image © APRA Foundation Berlin    Adrian Piper, United States of America, 1948 ,   Hypothesis Situation #7 1968, 1968  Photo-diagram collage, vintage photo offset,…

Collection Reflection: Keith Piper

29 October 2020 3:00 pm - 29 October 2029 4:00 pm

  Keith Piper, Malta, 1960, Go West Young Man 1996, Single channel video, 3 min 50 sec. Gifted by the artist, 2017.    In this video Keith Piper collages historical and contemporary imagery…

Collection Reflection: Gillian Ayres

2 December 2020 2:00 pm - 2 December 2029 5:00 pm

Gillian Ayres, England, 1920-2018, Composition 1964. Pastel on paper.  Purchased with assistance from the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund    Gillian Ayres was an English painter who lived from 1930 to 2018…

Collection Reflection: Sara Radstone

16 December 2020 3:00 pm - 31 December 2029 4:00 pm

Image © Sara Radstone  Sara Radstone, England, 1955 . Ceramic Form 1980s. Glazed stoneware     Sara Radstone was born in 1955 in London. She is a leading British ceramic artist with a career spanning nearly 40 years. Her…

Collection Reflection: Betty Blandino

9 December 2020 2:30 pm - 31 December 2029 4:30 pm

Betty Blandino, England, 1927-2011  Balloon Vase 1990s Stoneware    Betty Blandino worked as an art gallery director and teacher prior to studying art at Goldsmith’s College, London from 1957.  It was during this time that she studied…

Collection Reflection: Evert Nijland  

13 January 2021 2:00 pm - 30 January 2030 5:00 pm

Evert Nijland, The Netherlands, 1971, Waddenzee 2009.  Image: Courtesy of MIMA © Evert Nijland     Evert Nijland is a Dutch visual artist. He is one of the most eminent and inventive jewellery artists of…

Collection Reflection: Jack Whitten

7 October 2020 3:00 pm - 31 October 2030 4:00 pm

Jack Whitten  , United States of America, 1939-2018 , Topographical Space 6 1974.  Dry pigment on paper.  Presented by Art Fund under Art Fund International, 2010.    This grainy, greyscale image evokes satellite or radar imagery…

Collection Reflection: Chila Kumari Singh Burman

12 November 2020 2:00 pm - 30 November 2030 6:30 pm

Chila Kumari Singh Burman, England, 1957, Self Portrait with Lipsticks 2014 Purchased with assistance from the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 2019 Image courtesy of the artist ©…

Collection Reflection: Magdalene Odundo

5 November 2020 3:00 pm - 30 November 2030 8:00 pm

Image credi:t © Magdalene Odundo. Born in Kenya, 1950 , Vessel, 1983.  Ribbed symmetrical red pot with angled top.   Purchased with assistance from the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1984/5  Middlesbrough…

Collection Reflection: Hilda Bernstein

30 December 2020 2:30 pm - 30 December 2030 3:30 pm

Image: Courtesy of MIMA © Hilda Bernstein  Hilda Bernstein, England, 1915-2006. Sealine date unknown.  Etching on Paper    This piece is written by Kingsley Hall in response to work by Hilda…


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