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Turn Our Streets Into Outdoor Art Galleries

  Communities are being encouraged to join in and create the biggest outdoor street art gallery ever. Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils have joined forces to deliver positive cultural activity to local communities throughout the covid lockdown. One of the first projects the partnership is launching is a huge community art project building on the nationwide ....

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Reflections Of Eston And Normanby

  Get down to TS1 Gallery on Corporation Road to catch the final week of a delightful little exhibition that shines a spotlight on Eston and Normanby through the eye and brush of artist, David Jowsey. It is an exhibition of 12 watercolours which David tells us “capture the heritage of two of the region\'s oldest neighbouring villages.” So much of the heritage of the old ....

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender

  The countdown is on for the north east\'s biggest annual contemporary arts festival which takes place in venues across Middlesbrough from 26 - 29 September. Installation of a number of artworks and preparation of venues featuring in this year\'s Middlesbrough Art Weekender (MAW19) has already begun, ahead of what organisers say is its biggest and most ambitious programme yet. For ....

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Meet The Artist At Dorman Museum Exhibition

  A Middlesbrough artist is holding a meet-and-greet event for her hometown exhibition at Dorman Museum. Impressions, Northern Landscapes by Barbara Renton Wood is now on display at the Linthorpe Road venue. She will host the meet-and-greet event at the Dorman on Tuesday, May 14 from noon-3pm. Barbara, originally from Middlesbrough, is a professional artist with a unique style inspired by the work of fellow artist Len Tabner. Although she trained and had ....

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Cleveland Art Society Spring Exhibition At Gallery Ts1

An exhibition of work by one of the oldest art societies in the country is being held at a top Middlesbrough gallery.  The Cleveland Art Society’s Spring Exhibition – which runs until March 31 – showcases a wide range of artworks at Gallery TS1 on Linthorpe Road.  The society - based at Macmillan Academy - was founded in 1884 and promotes drawing, painting, sculpture and general arts and crafts.  After a fall in numbers due to losses in World War One the ....

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Scandinavian Festival Returns To Middlebrough

Sara Calgie will open The Festival of St Lucia again in The Start Studio, community art studio in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, on Saturday 16th December at 12 o’clock. It will be held in The Start Studio in the premises of a building on Park Road South known to many locals as the former Swedish Mission featuring a colourful mosaic on its outside walls. The building, known as Scandinavian ....

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A ground-breaking photography exhibition putting Disability firmly in the Spotlight opened this week at Teesside University in Constantine Gallery, Middlesbrough Tower.                              He began the year with an exhibition that helped attract ....

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Christmas Exhibition And Artist Call-out At Gallery Ts1

An exhibition of Christmas Art and Crafts is currently on display at a top Middlesbrough Gallery. Local artists at Gallery TS1 are showcasing their festive talents with a select collection of gifts ideas and cards perfect for the season, complementing the gallery’s regular collection of painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and wood crafts. All work is competitively priced, with many ....

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Swedish Glass In The Boro

Why would a leading glass expert from the south coast get so excited that he is getting on a train to visit a 1960s building in Middlesbrough? Hear all about a hidden gem lurking just off Linthorpe Road in a talk this evening when BBC Antiques Roadshow’s Andy McConnell unravels the mystery and history of the Swedish Stained glass window of the former Swedish mission, now Start Community Art ....

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Boro Art And Food

Come to town early today and take in Orange Pip Market and Gallery TS1 for their Up The Boro exhibition. There is an exhibition of Boro artwork at Gallery TS1, opposite the Empire on Corporation Road. Some great paintings of Ayresome times, Boro fans and splashes of red that would sit well on the walls of any Boro fan. Prices vary from just a fiver for some Boro glasses to a few hundred pounds ....

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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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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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