Art + Social No. 17

5 – 7pm

MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)

MIMA's Art + Social programme is an opportunity to meet and chat with artists and creatives from the Tees Valley and further afield about their latest projects.

Art + Social No. 17 includes the following:

Clay: Collections & Creative Communities

Artist and Teesside University graduate Ella Miller captures the spirit of the Middlesbrough Collection and presents it on the walls of MIMA’s Open Access Collection Store. Lines, shapes and silhouettes invite visitors to take a closer look and celebrate the scale and textures of the work on display. Ceramicist Catherine Lancaster, with young people from the National Saturday Club and students from Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough present new ceramic objects which celebrates the qualities of clay and collaborative working.

Sonic Arts Week presents The Doom Orchestra

The Doom Orchestra is the soundtrack to your very own personal apocalypse. Roaming the wastelands and dressed in end-of-the-world fallout attire, they come prepared. Armed with surreal, bodged instruments, forged from apocalyptic debris, these once revered musicianship now perform for the dead. The Doom Orchestra grew from artist Rupert Philbrick’s beautifully crafted ‘noise boxes’, commissioned for Sonic Arts Week.

Spotlight Talk: Until the End of the World

Artists and Teesside University academics Sarah Perks and Paul Stewart introduce their new film work, Until the End of the World. Presented in the Working Lives exhibition, this ongoing project explores human and artificial intelligence and creative collaboration around collections in museums and galleries through workshops, dreams and machine conversations.

The Club Pop-Up Shop

The Club is a group of punk elders who meet at MIMA weekly. Here, they present a bespoke limited-edition series of T-shirts and fabric badges inspired by exhibition Jacqueline Poncelet: In the Making. With support from the learning team, they explored the richness of cloth, colour and the magic of folding and scrunching. T-shirts, available to purchase through the MIMA Shop, are individually folded and dyed using a range of techniques including the swirl, sunburst, stripe and marble, and paired with a handmade textile fabric badge inspired by MIMA’s jewellery collection.

Tees Women Poets Spring Commission: Kirsten Luckins

Teesside-based poet, performer and producer Kirsten Luckins presents a series of new digital poems that respond to ceramics held in the Middlesbrough Collection. These new works are a result of Luckins’ spring residency at MIMA, in which she sketched, handled, sniffed and spoke into ceramic objects by Annette Fuchs, Betty Blandino, Deirde Burnett and Rupert Spira.

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20 June 2024


  • Thu 5 – 7pm
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