AboutThis autumn, mima gives over all its major gallery spaces to the work of Middlesbrough-born William Tillyer, in the largest presentation by a single artist at mima since the gallery's opening in 2007. Tillyer's work is held and has been shown in many museums and galleries both nationally and internationally, but his work is surprisingly little known in this country and in his home region.
mima is delighted to be showing paintings, watercolours, sculptures and drawings, work which is visually sumptuous and beautiful to look at, concerned with colour, texture and form. A highlight will be 50 of Tillyer's watercolours, many of which are rooted in the landscape of North Yorkshire as well as those made on his extensive travels around the world.
The exhibition, which covers Tillyer's 50 year career, will also include a huge digitally manipulated watercolour inspired by Teesside's High Force waterfall, commissioned by mima.