11 October 2021 to January 2022
Image: Robin Dale, Paint Job. Early 1970s. Chromogenic print.
The display includes artwork from the Middlesbrough Collection that featured in MIMA’s digital programme over 2020/21, accompanied by recent acquisitions. The Collection holds 2,250 works of art and craft made by artists based in the Tees Valley and internationally from the mid-1800s to today.
The works represent a cross-section of themes, expressed in various media and styles by artists and makers from a range of eras and places. Many of the works were shared through MIMAZINA a digital community journal launched in April 2020 in response to the panedemic. Access MIMAZINA through the following link.
The display also features photography by Robin Dale that captures the Tees Valley between the late 1960s and 2005. These images depict rural and industrial landscapes that characterise the region and include portraits of people working, leisure activity, children playing and scenes marked with traces of human activity.
This selection focuses on Dale’s rural scenes and informal portraits, captured on the streets and in the pubs and clubs of Middlesbrough. Together they give insight into the lives of people in this area in the 1970s.