Work On The Street
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We have commissioned artist duo Barefoot Kitchen CIC to restore the garden post in preparation to invite our Community Friends back to their weekly socials. From January to March 2021, artists Suzie Devey and Carol Newmarch facilitated conversations and observations with people working, living and wandering in Middlesbrough, capturing their thoughts and feelings on living through a pandemic. Key phrases from the conversations were turned into ceramic street signs, such as Nurture Nature which you can now see displayed in the MIMA garden. This year’s Shipping Container commission was imagined and produced by Teesside artist, Stephen Irving, and was influenced by the urban landscape of MIMA and Centre Square. The work was made in situ as part of the Summer Garden Party.