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Aiming to be more than just your regular exhibition, Localism is an ambitious new project that aims to tell the story of art in Middlesbrough from 1829 until now. Taking a distinctly different approach to putting together an exhibition, the public will be invited to help write the narrative as it unfolds, using workshops that grow and add to the show and leading to the creation of a comprehensive encyclopaedia of creativity on Teesside.

The team behind the exhibition will also be teaming up with people and places across the region to celebrate and debate the north east’s cultural history and its impact on the wider world. There will be talks about Christopher Dresser and the Linthorpe Pottery, bridge building, the remarkable Boosbeck Industries of the 1930s and the existence of mima as an art gallery itself. If you’re someone involved in creative practices or who has an extensive knowledge on interesting subjects relating to Teesside’s history and culture, the group would love to know about it. For everyone else, the exhibition and surrounding events are guaranteed to be an eye-opening insight into Teesside’s cultural past.

Localism comes to mima, Middlesbrough from Saturday 10th October 2015 until Sunday 7th February 2016.

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