Look and Listen: Updates from the Mead Gallery
Tuesday 30 October 2012
On Oct 6, the Mead Gallery opened its doors to the public for its exiting new season of exhibitions , and so far we’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from our visitors.
By now you’ll have read all about Aeneas Wilder’s Untitled #162 , a delicate wooden structure that takes up much of the space in our gallery. You’ll have read about the precarious construction process and the fact that it could all come tumbling down with the slightest interference. But have you heard our podcast, where Assistant Curator Fiona Venables talks to Aeneas about his installation? Click below to hear more!
In a break from usual gallery protocol, The Mead are actively encouraging visitors to take pictures of this wonderful work. One of our visitors Robert Dudley has been doing just that, and has taken the wonderful shots which you can see above, and in our gallery on the right hand side of this page. This is a unique opportunity to capture a piece of art before it disappears forever.
On Sat 1 Dec, Aeneas Wilder himself will return to the gallery to kick-down his creation. Tickets for this exciting event are already sold out, but we are pleased to announce you will be able to watch a live feed of the kick-down on our foyer screens on Sat 1 Dec at 4pm.
Don’t forget the Mead Gallery is also currently presenting a second exhibition: Transitions: drawings from the collection of mima. In this exhibition, drawings from the collection of the Middlesbrough Institute of the Arts are presented by several key artists of post war America, many of whom are best known for working in three dimensions – be it in film (Paul Sharits), land art (Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer) or sculpture and installation (Stephen Antonakos, Fred Sandback, Robert Gober).
To coincide with this exhibition, the Mead Gallery are pleased to present a talk by the doyen of drawing Deanna Petherbridge, currently Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. In her illustrated talk on Wed 21 Nov, she will use the mima drawings as a starting point for a discussion on the the place of drawing in international modern and contemporary art practice.
Tickets cost £4 (£3) + 50p booking fee and can be booked by phoning the Box Office on 02476 524524.