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Soft Power Soft Fictions: Fiona Larkin at Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2022

Soft Power Soft Fictions: Fiona Larkin at Middlesbrough Art Weekender

Part of WANE/MIMA co-commission 

Date: 24 September 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 (2 events)

Where: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) Location

We’re excited to announce two upcoming events with Fiona Larkin at Middlesbrough Art Weekender, as part of our co-commission with MIMA; where Fiona will be presenting some of the outcomes of her research into the Middlesbrough Collection and Library Archive. 

Hearing From Artists: Fiona Larkin

Sat 24 Sept 2022, 11:00 – 12:00, MIMA

Join Fiona Larkin as she introduces her new publication, Soft Power Soft Fictions, made in response to the Women Artists of the North East Library (WANEL) Collection and the work of Ethel Guymer, whose work is held in the Middlesbrough Collection. Larkin will discuss her practice and engagement with archives and making work in response to the life and work of others. Guymer was a key member of the Cleveland Art Society for over 30 years holding positions including Treasurer and Secretary. Artworks from the Cleveland Art Society form some of the early works in the Middlesbrough Collection.

This event is free but booking is essential. RSVP via Eventbrite

Fiona Larkin: Around a tablecloth, An Open Table event

Sat 24 Sept 2022, 14:00 – 16:00, MIMA

In this open table event, artist Fiona Larkin convenes a discussion around artist led groups working locally. Framing the discussion is a tablecloth, a soft structure made by Fiona Larkin to gather around. With special guests and light refreshments made by Gutsy Girl, inspired by Ethel Guymer whose artwork is held in the Middlesbrough Collection and forms a key point of reference for Larkin. The event is part of a collaborative project between Women Artists of the North-East Library and MIMA.