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Otobong Nkanga: From Where I Stand

14 March 2020 12:00 pm - 28 June 2020 4:00 pm

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…

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 - 19 April 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


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…


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…

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