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Mima Is Six!

  Come along to mima this Saturday to join in with the celebrations of our sixth birthday. mima is holding a free family party and everyone is invited. The party will be on Saturday, January 26 from 1- 4pm, in mima’s atrium space. So drop in and get involved in all kinds of fun things from cake decorating and face painting, to giant bunting making and storytelling with Chris ....

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Inspire Tees Valley

  Be inspired by a weekend of art and music at the spectacularly sited, Cafe Infinity right on the banks of the Tees in Stockton. A gold medallist and a maverick daredevil photographer are amongst those whose work is being showcased. Make sure you have a look. GnT Media were frustrated artists that wanted to exhibit their work and that of fellow artists. They looked around and didn't see ....

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Levick On The Horizon For Talented Artists

  A group of talented artists has helped create colourful works for a new state-of-the-art facility. Middlesbrough Community Inclusion Service’s Horizon art group rose to the challenge when they were asked to produce artwork for the new Levick Court residential respite centre. Levick Court is a new state-of-the-art development built on the former site of Levick House on Cambridge ....

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Peoples Pop Up Galleries - Coming Soon

  A series of ‘Peoples pop up galleries’ are set to give gifted and talented Teesside artists a  chance to exhibit and sell their art work throughout 2013, alongside work by some of Teesside’s best known celebrities. The galleries are the brain child of 20 year old former CCAD student Lauren Duncan from Stockton and her company GnT Media. Lauren prides herself on ....

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John Wheeler –“people Of Teesside”

  John Wheeler's exhibition of line drawings capture the the character and spirit of the people of Teesside. Open until 7th December at the Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet. I just thought I would tell you about a lovely little exhibition at the Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet. John Wheeler is a skilled technician with the pencil or using the paint brush to provide very quick line drawings ....

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Mima Employs Creative Apprentices From Teesside

mima has taken on three creative apprentices thanks to funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Helen Wickens (aged 20) and Alice Hornby (aged 19) both from Hartlepool, and Kelsey Brown (aged 20) from Middlesbrough, are working with the team at mima for 12 months. Since starting in September they have all shown real passion for the job and have become well-established members of the mima team. ....

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Major David Mulholland Exhibition At The Dorman

Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum is hosting a major exhibition of works by acclaimed local artist David Mulholland. It’s a rare opportunity to see an extensive collection of the work of an artist who devoted his life to painting and drawing the people and landscapes around his home in South Bank near Middlesbrough. Following two acclaimed exhibitions in the 1970s, Mulholland opted ....

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Artist Anish Kapoor Comes To Mima For Public Book Signing Event

mima is offering a unique opportunity to meet artist Anish Kapoor. The creator of the celebrated Orbit, now a familiar sight in London’s Olympic Park, is coming to mima for a special public book-signing event in celebration of a publication, which accompanies his stunning Temenos sculpture in Middlesbrough. Anish Kapoor will be signing copies of the book Temenos, at mima on Thursday, ....

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Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award 2013 To Be Hosted By Mima

engage and the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award are delighted to announce that the 2013 artist in residence and commission will be hosted by mima, Middlesbrough. The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) was established in memory of the artist Alexandra Reinhardt and is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. The annual Award enables an artist or artists to undertake a residency ....

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Chance To Be Part Of Historic Giant Photograph

People in Middlesbrough are being invited to be part of a ‘town photo’, which will serve as an historical record, showing future generations the town and its people as they are in 2012. The giant group picture will be taken by renowned Teesside photographer Charles Twist, using a traditional (and very large) bellows camera, as part of the Show Us Your Art Festival in the ....

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Circus Event For Families

  Roll up, roll up and enjoy a fun circus-themed family event at mima. The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) in Centre Square, Middlesbrough is hosting a spectacular afternoon of circus fun for all ages. It takes place on Thursday, August 30 from 11am to 1pm and includes a range of circus events, arts and crafts, story telling and singing. The free event will be rounded off ....

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Check Out Holly’s Rack Of Vintage Delights In The Corner Emporium

  A young clothing entrepreneur is the latest independent retailer to open a shop in Middlesbrough’s burgeoning Corner Emporium. Holly’s Rack is a vintage clothing store stocking authentic and remade items of clothing and accessories. Owner Holly Naughton, 20, from New Marske, studied textiles at college and is now putting her skills to good use, by customising and tailoring items to offer a bespoke men’s and women’s service. The Corner Emporium is ....

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Labyrinth At Stockton

  If you have been passing Trinity Green in Stockton you will have seen an incredible sight, through the last 7 days a giant wooden structure has been emerging across the grass. Peer closer and you will see it is a sculpture of many different structures, strange birds, houses, platforms and stages. All built entirely from pallets, split, cut, nailed and sculpted into shapes. The story depicted is from the travels of Gulliver so we have things of massive scale or we look down on the ....

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University Students Run Bespoke Workshops At Mima

Students from Teesside University have been running bespoke art courses and workshops at mima with people from the local community with dementia and special needs. mima has been working with Teesside University over the last two years to host placements for their final year MSc Occupational Therapy students. Placements aim to identify how occupational therapy can play a role in a ....

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Teesside Artists Needed To Create Giant Gallery

Middlesbrough town centre is to be transformed into a giant outdoor art exhibition and artists from across the area are being invited to take part. For three days in September, the Show Us Your Art movement, in association with mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, will be filling shops, cafes and even a church with the work of local artists, as well as selected works from mima’s ....

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Maori Greenstone Carvings At Capt Cook Museum

An exhibition of greenstone carvings described as the ‘Crown Jewels’ of New Zealand Maori culture is opening this week at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. The exhibition, entitled ‘Mauri’, features 22 carvings, called Hei-Tiki, that are worn around the neck. The carvings in the exhibition are created by Te Kaha one of New Zealand’s most influential and respected ....

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Artbeat Works Showcased At Mima Celebration

Works produced as part of a special project are going on show at mima this week. Over the last five weeks the Middlesbrough modern art gallery’s education team has delivered a series of creative sensory workshops for service users from the town’s Orchard Day Centre. The ArtBeat initiative - funded by The People’s Postcode Trust through mimaFriends - aims to improve provision ....

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Chaos And Endearment

Artist Anna Atkinson produces wonderful drawings of flights of fantasy but also incredible complexity. Anna recently exhibited at a new town centre art space in Middlesbrough, gallery above Elliotts café on Linthorpe Road. After the closure of the nearby Pop Up Gallery the Elliotts project that has been coordinated by Mai Plumleaf Arts Golden and CHris Stewart has been very important in ....

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Ms Paint – Peg Powler Style

Peg Powler Gallery present a night to celebrate the world's most famous crude digital drawing package, that for years came free with almost every computer in the world. Featuring a diverse show of MS Paint works created by local characters and from far and wide, a special MS Paint version of our usual drawing table, plus the usual Peg Powler features like the zine library, odd choice of music ....

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  Duality is a collection of works by Katherine O’Connor and Emma Wolfindale. This exhibition looks at how the two artists live with Bi-polar disorder, where they suffer periods of severe depression and hyper mania. This leaves the sufferer with an altered state of reality; their experiences with this condition are expressed in this collection of pieces. The two artists hope that ....

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Psychopomposity (was Lunar Carousel)

A week long residency at the Pop Up gallery showing a 16 year retrospective of CHris Stewart's' work will be capped of by a spoken word performance on Friday. Poetry, theatre and a little bit of audio-visuals will combine to create a journey exploring the art on display. Topics include chatting up girls; bi-polar disorder; lunacy; danse macabre; psychopomps; computer programming; TA; PTSD; DID ....

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A Night With Arthur Clip

When I received an invitation to Arthur’s ‘Clip Art’ tour I was most delighted. Not only am I an art lover but a great fan of ‘Clip art’ .Its so accessible via my computer, whatever picture I need I can usually find it. Like a sweet shop with endless varieties I  can spend hours marvelling over the brilliance of Clip art.   There was great excitement as I ....

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100 Beats Of The Clock

The ebb and flow of the tides, the measured beats of a clock, the passage of the Tranny gondola over the Tees, all these working rhythms in a normal day may have in part inspired a fascinating exhibition by photographer Charles Twist now showing at the Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet.   Last year was of course centenary year for our most revered landmark, the Transporter Bridge and as part ....

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Av Festival 2012 - Call For Volunteers

The AV Festival comes To Middlesbrough and the North East in March. They are looking for a team of dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic volunteers from across the whole North East region to get involved with all aspects of AV Festival 12 and in particular Middlesbrough where there will be a drop in info session at MIMA tomorrow. There are many different ways to be involved with AV Festival 12 ....

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Transmitter/receiver - Mima

Did you know you can get a free guided tour round MIMA every lunchtime at 1pm? Well, you can and that is exactly what my work experience Hena and myself did last week as our guide, attendant Anthony Garrett showed us round the exhibits of Transmitter/Receiver exhibition on the ground floor. It really was enlightening, instructive and very entertaining.   Transmitter/Receiver is all about ....

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