20th April – 1st June 2023.
Lesley Hicks, Nick Kennedy, Richard Forster, Christina Hesford, Brígida Baltar, Linda Karshan, Trevor Frankland, Jack Whitten.
Drawn Together is a collaboration between Platform A Gallery and MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Four artists connected to Platform A, whose practice has a strong relationship to drawing, are paired with works from the Middlesbrough Collection at MIMA.
Middlesbrough has a long-standing fascination with drawing. Many pieces in the Middlesbrough Collection were acquired through the Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, an art competition held from 1973-1996 in the town. Through this Biennale, the collection developed a strong national and international strand of contemporary drawing.
By pairing work by established contemporary practitioners with works from the Middlesbrough Collection, Drawn Together celebrates the important legacy and history of drawing in our region and extends Middlesbrough’s investigation of drawing practice to the present day.