Exhibition

Localism

10 Oct 2015 – 7 Feb 2016

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  • 5 minutes walk from Middlesbrough Bus Station
  • 10 mintue walk from Middlesbrough Train Station

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‘Localism’ is an ambitious project telling the story of art in Middlesbrough from its beginnings in 1829 to now.

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It takes a radical approach to exhibition making, inviting the public to help write the narrative with workshops that grow the show, adding to it as we go, thus creating an encyclopaedic family tree of creativity on Teesside.

It’s also more than just an exhibition as we join up people and places across the region to celebrate and debate our own cultural history and its impact on the wider world. Topics include Christopher Dresser and the Linthorpe Pottery, bridge building, the remarkable Boosbeck Industries in the 1930s and the existence of mima itself. In a thoroughly internationalised world, Localism restates the vitally important role of the local in the development of art and society.

Localism is an exhibition with a difference. We invite you – the public, to help write the narrative through workshops, talks and feedback sessions, adding to the show as we go along and helping to create a ‘family tree’ of creativity on Teesside.

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