MIDDLESBROUGH ART WEEKENDER IS BACK FOR A THIRD YEAR AND IT’S PLANNING A TAKEOVER!
GET READY FOR #MAW19 THIS AUTUMN - 26TH -29TH SEPTEMBER.
MIDDLESBROUGH ART WEEKENDER (MAW19) now in its 3rd year promises to be the biggest and most ambitious programme yet. Featuring an eclectic range of local and international to emerging and established artists. From small beginnings the weekender has rapidly grown and is now the biggest annual contemporary arts festival in the North East attracting audiences and artists from across the globe. A key player in Middlesbrough’s flourishing cultural scene. The last week of September will see the festival initiate a 'town takeover', with workshops, exhibitions and happenings throughout the town. MAW19 will explore the theme of Autonomy framed by current economic & political realities. Organisers are hailing 2019 as their most dynamic programme yet, igniting cultural engagement and activity throughout the town with a mix of large-scale installations and performance, talks, action workshops, info sharing, networking & bursary opportunities. Some of the artist taking over are … Troika Collective -with a particular interest in the subjective and objective readings of reality and the various relationships we form with technology, they investigate the ways in which the digital world informs and crosses over into the physical one and how technological advancement influences our relationship with the world and with each other. Photographer Willie Doherty, twice nominated for the Turner Prize and artist and activist John Jordan, co-founder of Reclaim the Street (1995 - 2001). Local artist Emily Hesse will run a day long performance and there will be dye making workshops by Sacha Rowe.