Celebrated Newcastle and London-based artist duo Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan are perhaps best known for their cartoon-faced, large ‘beast-like’ sculptures and they have most recently been commissioned by the celebrated Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) to produce an artwork (A Proposal to Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End) to be displayed across the historic town centre.
After working collaboratively for over 20 years, Tatham and O’Sullivan have developed a reputation as two of the UK’s leading artists, developing enigmatic images, sculptural objects and installations. Known for occupying densely-populated public spaces as means of contrasting the art with its natural or unnatural surrounding, their work invites spectators to question the role and function of the artwork.
‘A Proposal to Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End’ is a multi-part public artwork which investigates representations of the area, histories of art, and relationships with landscape.
The complete body of work is set to enter the Middlesbrough Collection, the town’s modern and contemporary holdings of art and craft, housed at MIMA, upon the completion of the exhibition.
Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan’s artwork, ‘A Proposal to Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End’, is currently on display in privately-owned and civic spaces around Middlesbrough Centre Square (MIMA, Holiday Inn Express, Cleveland Business Centre and Middlesbrough Town Hall) until Sunday 7th October.
For more information on Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan’s latest artwork please head to visitmima.com.