Based in a former New Look store in the centre of Middlesbrough, Pineapple Black offers exhibition opportunities for artists of all disciplines. It is run by artists Bobby Benjamin and Stephen Irving with the aim of showcasing the best local, national and international talent.

Curated to specific themes, programme activities aim to raise public awareness of artists, artworks and creative practice, stimulating dialogue, interaction and engagement between artists and the public.

Alongside its regular series of exhibitions, Pineapple Black offers the opportunity for individuals and arts collectives to ‘take over’ the space in between shows for one-off and pop-up events which have included messy play for children, film shoots, comedy and performance nights.