This November, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) will be exhibiting the work of artists who use their creative outputs to channel their support for causes that they are passionate about.
Chila Kumari Burman’s ‘Tales of Valiant Queens’ uses various mediums to explore the ways that an individual’s gender, class background and their ethnicity make up their own unique identity. This exhibition will display her work from as early as the 70s, all of which focus on social and political issues that are still relevant in today’s society.
Also on display this November is ‘Making a Life’, a collection of the work of Peter Hodgson, a Cumbrian Folk artist, and collaborators. Hodgson worked with ceramics and paintings during his youth in the Lake District and has channelled that interest into this collection which makes use of various materials like ceramics, textiles and print-making to draw inspiration from traditional folk art and translate it into more contemporary pieces.
Curated by Claire Mead and MIMA constituents, ‘Living Beyond Limits’ is an exhibition devoted to erasing the marginalisation of the LGBTQ+ community in public spaces by showcasing the work of local LGBTQ+ artists. Their work challenges preconceived notions of sexuality and gender and offers personal insights to their stories.
The exhibitions are now open and will be on display at MIMA in Middlesbrough until Sunday 3rd February 2019.