Exhibition Opening – 29 June 2019
Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust deals with the most urgent topic of the day: climate change. It looks at the agency of plant and animal life, romantic notions of nature, human extraction of materials, global networks of trade, production of waste and questions of responsibility. The exhibition includes existing works from the 1970s to today by 19 artists from across the globe with video, installation, drawing and sculpture. New commissions engage with the characteristics of the Tees Valley.
We have a day of making, exhibition tours, music, Community Lunch plus special guests. ‘Remarkable Plants’ authors Helen and William Bynum will give an illustrated talk on the plants that shape our world and launch a publication written especially for the exhibition. Our Art Trolley focuses on imaginative activities that support the environment and the future of the planet.
11:00 – 12:00 Curator-led tour of Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust
11:00 – 13:00 Live Illustration of ‘Endlings’ with artist Amy Dover
12:15 – 12:45 The Middlesbrough Winter Garden, a talk by Dr Tosh Warwick,
Research Associate and Heritage Consultant
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch provided by MIMA Kitchen
13:00 – 16:00 Art Trolley and The Barrow activities
14:00 – 15:30 Illustrated talk by Helen and William Bynum