Art + Social no. 12

5pm - 7pm

MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)

Art + Social is an opportunity to meet and chat with the Tees Valley’s creative community about their latest projects. Refreshments served while they last, followed by paid bar.

A Man Called Adam DJ Set
Electronic music originators A Man Called Adam (Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones) have been making music since the late 1980s. Exploring diverse musical influences but always sounding recognisably themselves, they defy categorisation and yet have produced defining tracks in genres such as Acid Jazz, Balearic House, Ibiza Chill Out and Nu British House. In 2023 they release The Girl With A Hole In Her Heart, an album about Teesside and the wild coastal and industrial landscapes where Sally grew up and where they spent most of the pandemic locked down in the studio.

This season, MIMA commissioned AMCA to create an ambient river soundscape for People Powered: Stories From the River Tees. At Art + Social, see them perform a DJ set with an eclectic mix of new music and tracks from their extensive back-catalogue.

Artist spotlight talks
Hear from exhibiting artists Diane Watson, Gilmar Riberio, Bobby Benjamin and Julian Lawrence, with conversation led by exhibition curator, Claire Pounder.

River Phrases poster making with The Club
The Club is a group of elders which meets at MIMA weekly and work in collaboration with artists. This season they explore the landscape around the River Tees and imagine new species of wildlife and foliage that could withstand future environments. On display in People Powered, their work River Phrases is a playful artwork which celebrates memorable sayings associated with the river and sea. At Art + Social, they invite you to create your own River Phrase poster to take home, using their Fish with Foliage wallpaper design as a backdrop.

Centre Square Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ

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21 September 2023


  • Tue 10am – 4.30pm
  • Wed 10am – 4.30pm
  • Thu 10am – 4.30pm
  • Fri 10am – 4.30pm
  • Sat 10am – 4.30pm
  • Sun 12 – 4pm
  • Contact with access requirements.
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