The Creek

The Creek documentary tells the story of a community of fishermen and their families  who built a series of boat-houses and cabins on the north bank of Greatham Creek at the turn of the 20th century, and was abandoned in the early 1980’s. Through interviews with former residents, the photographer Ian Macdonald (who produced a significant body of work at the creek), archive photographs, and location filming, The Creek presents a deeply engaging, moving, and thought provoking film about the Teesside salt-marsh landscape and a unique community that flourished there for nearly a century.  Ultimately, the film is an affirming  celebration of a way of life in a self-built arcadia.

Details here

MIMA Exhibition -Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry in the North East region.

Capturing the industrial character of Teesside, the exhibition shows how it has formed, from the extraction of raw materials to production, as well as the import/export of goods.

The gallery features the activity of various regional companies alongside a makerspace, archival material drawn from Teesside Archives, the Central Library and the Dorman Museum, and works from artists such as Aikaterini Gegisian, Adrián Melis, David Mulholland, David Watson, Eva Fàbregas, Farid Rasulov, Goldin+Senneby, Hackney Flashers, Mikhail Karikis, MVRD, Norman Appleton, Philip Boville and Len Tabner.

Teesside has always been defined by its industry and has history of making. The eminent past and economic future of the area is explored through historical documents and artefacts, contrasted with a showcase of new industrial technology and works by artists who have portrayed Teesside’s steelworks.

The Exhibition runs until the 9th of October

Link to MIMA

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Home – David Mulholland

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There is currently an exhibition of David Mulholland’s work being held at the Kirkleatham Museum.

The exhibition runs until the 22nd of June. There is also a program of events being held to explore documentation of the social history of the area via other art mediums, particularly film, photography and poetry. As if this wasn’t enough, an exhibition of Len Tabner’s work, that has been running for the past few months, has been held over and refreshed with some new paintings to allow people to view these two wonderful artists at the same time.

Details of the exhibitions and programme of events can be found here  http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/rcbcweb.nsf/Event?ReadForm&ID=BDC50F09911F305180257C69004212F9

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David Mulholland and Len Tabner by Ian MacDonald