People Powered: Stories from the River Tees

Tue – Sat, 10am – 4.30pm; Sun 12 – 4pm

MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)

People Powered: Stories from the River Tees is a new exhibition in partnership with MIMA and the National Portrait Gallery.

Alongside works from the National Portrait Gallery collection with connections to the city and the River Tees, the exhibition showcases a number of new commissions. These include works by local artists such as young people from the National Saturday Club in collaboration with artist Bobby Benjamin; pupils from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in collaboration with artist Diane Watson and a series of river portraits created with photographer and story catcher Gilmar Ribeiro. It also includes new works from The Club, a group of elders working with artist to produce new artworks for the MIMA shop.

Centre Square Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ

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22 July 2023—7 January 2024


  • Tue 10am – 4.30pm
  • Wed 10am – 4.30pm
  • Thu 10am – 4.30pm
  • Fri 10am – 4.30pm
  • Sat 10am – 4.30pm
  • Sun 12 – 4pm
  • Level access
  • Lifts to all areas
  • Hearing loop
  • Large-format print
  • Wheelchairs
  • Mobility scooters pending scooter size
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Adult changing facilities
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