mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS1 2AZ
England

Website

www.visitmima.com

E-mail

mima@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Telephone

general info

01642 726720

Fax

01642 726722

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mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
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mima is one of the UK's leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft. The landmark building designed by Erick van Egeraat Architects is situated in the heart of Middlesbrough. mima opened to international critical acclaim in January 2007. Hosting temporary exhibitions of fine art and craft from 1900 to the present, mima showcases work by internationally acclaimed artists. Exhibitions change throughout the year and admission is free.

mima is part of Middlesbrough Council and is funded by Middlesbrough Council and Arts Council England.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00 – 16.30
Thurs 10.00 – 19.00
(FREE parking on Thurs from 16.00)
Sun 12.00 - 16.00
Closed Mon and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Free

mima brings together Middlesbrough’s art collections for the first time.

The mima collection comprises outstanding fine and applied art from 1900 to the present day, with many pieces acquired by mima’s forerunners, Middlesbrough Art Gallery and the Cleveland Craft Centre.

Rather than being on permanent display, works from the collection are drawn upon throughout the exhibition programme. This gives mima's curators the opportunity to demonstrate the artistic quality of works acquired as well as constantly re-inventing the way in which works are presented.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
illustration of woman wearing bracelet

Drawing the Jewellery Collection

  • 4 October 2014 — 15 February 2015 *on now

mima has been collecting contemporary jewellery since the early 1980s and is internationally renowned for its unique collection of striking pieces.

Drawing The Jewellery Collection celebrates key works from the collection which challenge traditional use of materials and approaches to wearability. A series of drawings and paintings inspired by the collection, and responding to pieces on the human figure, will be on show around mima, including in the second floor community exhibition space.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/drawing-the-jewellery-collection/

photograph of woman wearing large gold brooch

Jewellery Gallery

  • 4 October 2014 — 4 October 2024 *on now

mima has an outstanding collection of contemporary jewellery, one of the finest publicly-owned jewellery collections in the UK, to rival those of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Galleries of Scotland. Featuring beautiful, provocative and fascinating pieces, the collection has not previously been on permanent display. The collection includes work by Ted Noten, Gijs Bakker, Karl Fritsch, Wendy Ramshaw, Otto Künzli and Felieke van der Leest.

mima and Teesside University, in a joint project, have converted a 1292 square foot space that was previously a storeroom into a purpose-built gallery for the 228 piece collection. As well as the exciting new display and accompanying education and events programmes, mima and Teesside University have appointed two jewellers in residence, Janet Hinchliffe McCutcheon and Gemma Draper. A joint project with Teesside University, with funding from Arts Council England.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/new-jewellery-gallery/

photograph of shipping container with display

Derek Eland: Diary Rooms

  • 11 November 2014 — 26 February 2015 *on now

Derek Eland is a multi-media artist whose work is primarily focused on engaging with people about what it is like to ‘be human’ in stressful and difficult situations. He is interested in the use of the written word, particularly in a digital age, to access real emotions and thoughts. Much of his work is created on location, particularly through the use of ‘Diary Rooms’, and then re-contextualised in a gallery setting.

In 2011 he worked as an official War Artist embedded with the British Army in Helmand, Afghanistan. Diary Rooms describes the results of Derek’s time there. He visited Afghanistan to create a ‘Diary Room’ experience for front line soldiers, both British and Afghan, by providing them with blank cards and offering them the opportunity to write down their immediate thoughts.

The stories and comments written on the cards are raw, honest and varied, from the remarkable to the mundane, the extraordinary to the everyday. The reality of everyday life for troops sits alongside emotional accounts written in the immediate aftermath of battle. Diary Rooms presents a collective self portrait of individual experiences on the front line of a contemporary conflict – with soldiers often referring to ‘two wars’, one involving bullets and bombs and the other which goes on in a soldiers head when everything goes quiet.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/derek-eland-diary-rooms/

drawing by David Lynch

David Lynch Naming

  • 12 December 2014 — 26 March 2015 *on now

David Lynch – probably best known as a film and television director – originally studied painting at the Boston Museum School and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited widely internationally at many prestigious galleries, and is acclaimed in painting, photography, printmaking and drawing. Lynch’s film and television work – such as Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and the iconic Twin Peaks – is known for being visually striking, surreal, dream-like, disturbing and beautiful: many of these qualities can be seen in his fine art.

The exhibition traces how Lynch uses ‘naming’ in film, photography, drawings, watercolours, painting and prints from 1968 to the present. The complex relationship between objects and their names has been a point of departure in his work since The Alphabet, the second short film he made as a student in 1968 and shown as part of the exhibition. For Lynch, the act of naming something is never simple: names are not always descriptive of objects in Lynch’s universe. His images and text, working together in unusual ways, create new meanings and a deeper understanding of how language operates.

mima is delighted to be the first UK venue to present the exhibition David Lynch Naming, originally shown in Los Angeles, California. It was originally curated for Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles, by Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center in New York.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/david-lynch-naming/

painting of art deco style building

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014

  • 6 February — 7 June 2015

Stephen McKenna has lived and worked in various countries since the 1960s, and he has been based in Ireland since 1998.

This exhibition will be Stephen’s largest museum solo presentation in over a decade, and will feature work from throughout his career. The underlying theme of the exhibition is the artist’s response to travelling through Europe – the resulting work, made between 1980 and the present, reflect not only the cities, landscapes, people and artefacts of the countries which Stephen has visited, but also their histories and the contents of their museums.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/stephen-mckenna/

image by Geogina Starr

Georgina Starr

  • 3 April — 28 May 2015

Starr first rose to prominence in the early 1990s. Many of her artworks including Crying (1993), The Nine Collections of the 7th Museum (1994), Visit to a Small Planet (1995), Hypnodreamdruff (1996), The Bunny Lake Series (1999-2003),
and Theda (2007-10) were shown in many of the iconic international exhibitions of the Young British Artists era. Her practice, a blend of sculpture, film, drawing and installation, combines fiction, fantasy and memory with a baroque sensibility. Starr’s work was described by the Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones as one of “the most intense encounters we have with art”, while Starr herself has said about her new work, “I imagined myself like Faust entering the Realm of the Mothers: “The Mothers! Mothers! These goddesses exist beyond the range, of mortals: even we avoid their name. To find them, you must fathom the abyss”.” Starr’s new solo exhibition at mima will explore the many aspects of her oeuvre and incorporate sculpture, photography, video and sound.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/georgina-starr/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • 6 February 2014 — 17 December 2015 *on now

Weekly, one hour evening sessions focusing on life drawing skills. Materials are provided and no experience is necessary.A clothed model is used.

£3.50 on the door*, to be paid at mima reception.

*Save £5 by purchasing 10 weeks’ sessions for £30 & printmaking materials are available at an additional cost.

Admission

£3.50 - Save £5 by purchasing 10 weeks’ sessions for £30.

family art trolley

Family Art Trolley

  • 1 February 2014 — 26 December 2015 *on now

Children of all ages and their families can enjoy mima’s popular art trolley. Get involved, create and make something to take home. Our trolley is packed with all sorts of materials to inspire budding artists.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/events/family-events/

mini mima

mini mima

  • 6 February 2014 — 17 December 2015 *on now

Every Thursday morning during term time we deliver an exciting hands on interactive early years adventure. Sessions respond to mima’s current exhibitions and includes a sing-along, juice & biscuit, and loads of hands on experimental making.£3.50 per child, adults go free.

Admission

£3.50 per child. Accompanying adult free.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/events/family-events/

David Lynch intervention adventure

David Lynch Naming intervention adventure

  • 29 January 2015 5:45-6pm
  • 5 February 2015 5:45-6pm
  • 12 February 2015 5:45-6pm
  • 19 February 2015 5:45-6pm
  • 26 February 2015 5:45-6pm
  • 5 March 2015 5:45-6pm
  • 12 March 2015 5:45-6pm
  • 19 March 2015 5:45-6pm

We have invited those who are passionate about David Lynch from Teesside and beyond to take part in our David Lynch Intervention Adventure. They will be sharing their response to David Lynch Naming in their own style, whether it is dance, mime or the spoken word.

In the words of Special Agent Dale Cooper “I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange”.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/david-lynch-intervention-adventure/

Jewellers in Residence

Jewellers in Residence

  • 27 — 28 January 2015
  • 3 — 4 February 2015
  • 10 — 11 February 2015
  • 17 — 18 February 2015
  • 24 — 25 February 2015
  • 3 — 4 March 2015
  • 10 — 11 March 2015
  • 17 — 18 March 2015
  • 24 — 25 March 2015
  • 31 March — 1 April 2015
  • 7 — 8 April 2015
  • 14 — 15 April 2015
  • 21 — 22 April 2015
  • 28 — 29 April 2015
  • 5 — 6 May 2015
  • 12 — 13 May 2015
  • 19 — 20 May 2015
  • 26 — 27 May 2015
  • 2 — 3 June 2015
  • 9 — 10 June 2015
  • 16 — 17 June 2015
  • 23 — 24 June 2015

mima’s jewellers in residence will be creating new work in our jewellery gallery from January 2015. Come along on Tuesdays during gallery opening hours to see Gemma Draper, or Wednesdays during gallery opening hours to see Janet Hinchliffe McCutcheon in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/jewellers-in-residence/

Streetwise Opera perform in mima's atrium

Streetwise Opera Weekly Workshops

  • 30 January 2015 2-4pm
  • 6 February 2015 2-4pm
  • 13 February 2015 2-4pm
  • 20 February 2015 2-4pm
  • 27 February 2015 2-4pm
  • 6 March 2015 2-4pm
  • 13 March 2015 2-4pm
  • 20 March 2015 2-4pm
  • 27 March 2015 2-4pm

mima and Streetwise Opera are working in partnership using music to make positive changes to the lives of those who attend weekly workshops, building confidence and self-esteem. This term Streetwise Opera will work on Verdi’s La traviata before going to see a live screening of the English National Opera production. Pop into mima on a Friday afternoon to take part in a fun singing workshop – everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Just come along and get singing!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/streetwise-opera/

David Lynch, TV BBQ 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles. Photography: Brian Forrest.

David Lynch Naming gallery tour

  • 29 January 2015 1-2pm

Join a member of the mima team for a tour of David Lynch Naming. The exhibition traces how David Lynch – probably best known as a film and television director – uses ‘naming’ in film, photography, drawings, watercolours, painting and prints from 1968 to the present.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/david-lynch-naming-gallery-tour/

Visitors in mima's collection stores

Behind The Scenes Tours

  • 30 January 2015 2-3pm
  • 27 February 2015 2-3pm

Come along to this fascinating tour behind the scenes of the gallery looking at our collection stores.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/behind-the-scenes-collections-tour-3/

Conversations

Conversations

  • 21 February 2015 10am-4:45pm

A day of discussions and screenings exploring David Lynch’s influence as a practitioner operating across the perceived boundaries of film and art, and how contemporary artists and filmmakers traverse this divide. Speakers include Brett Littman, Curator of Naming; award winning artist and director Shezad Dawood; artist Georgiana Starr; and the author of The Film Paintings of David Lynch, Allister Mactaggart. The day will be introduced and chaired by Stephen Bode, Director of Film and Video Umbrella.

Admission

£10 early bird, book in advance

Website

http://projects.northernmedia.org/lynch/events/conversations

#DESIREDFUTURES 10: Making It Internationally

#DESIREDFUTURES 10: Making It Internationally

  • 26 February 2015 5-7pm

A panel led discussion exploring how we change paradigm from ‘local’, to internationally focussed artists and organisations. Organised in partnership with Platform A Gallery.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/desiredfutures-10-making-it-internationally/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

mini mima

http://www.visitmima.com/mima_new/kidsandfamilies2.html

A fun interactive morning session with focused art activities, free-play, circle time and refreshments for children aged 0-4 years.

How to obtain

Booking is essential and sessions cost £3. Contact mima@middlesbrough.gov.uk for more details.

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