Collecting the work of Navigator North in it’s 10th Anniversary Year

For our third event at MIMA on Friday 29 October we are thrilled to be working with Navigator North, est. 2010. Join us to hear about Navigator’s work in the Tees Valley and how they have incidentally formed a collection from objects, ephemera and artworks gathered over the years.

Open Library 10 – 4pm

Talk from 2pm

Navigator North work in the Tees Valley to raise the profile of artists and creative practice in the region. Join our discussion with Vicky Holbrough and Nicola Golightly who will tell us more about the history of Navigator North and share with us objects, artworks and ephemera they have gathered from projects in the Tees Valley over the past 10 years. Incidentally becoming custodians of valuable objects full of stories we will discuss what could it mean to call this an ‘art collection’?

Navigator North are a Tees Valley based, artist led  organisation who initiate activities to raise the profile of artists and creative practice in the North East – inspiring visual artists and creative communities to thrive. Established in 2010 and directed by arts professional and curator, James Lowther and artists Vicky Holbrough and Nicola Golightly, we have provided over 100 artists with studio space across 15 different sites in Tees Valley and County Durham. Regular programmes offer professional development opportunities and support to artists to make and show work through artist bursaries, commissions, exhibitions, events and residencies in alternative spaces. Curated to specific themes, programme activities aim to raise the public awareness of artists, artworks and creative practice, stimulating dialogue, interaction and engagement between artists and the public. 

Image (above): Middlesbrough Modern Beehives by artist Cath Keay and Navigator North (2013)

Image (above): James Paterson for Work and Play by Navigator North (2013) a project inspired by the history of the site of Dundas House, Middlesbrough.

The Library is open between 10-4pm if you just want to drop in and ask questions outside of the event. We hope you can join us.

Further details on the event page here 

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