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MAW! What Is It Good For?

MAW (aka Middlesbrough Art Weekender) is now in its fifth year with loads of artists and makers exploring the theme of ‘power POWER’ through exhibitions, workshops, performances and more.

This year’s MAW looks all kinds of amazing with over 75 artists and makers taking part including Lucy Gregory who will be displaying her thought-provoking ‘The Blame Game’ (pictured) – a kinetic installation that is activated through audience participation. And, needless to say, audience participation is always high on the MAW agenda. Indeed, since 2017 MAW has shown work by hundreds of artists while inviting visitors to get involved. This year, the team have gotten together with Orange Pip and Pride for a full town takeover – which will utilise everything from shopping centres to former banks – and the programme will take visitors on a journey of amazing work by artists both local and international. There will be a VR experience, a van with a sound system, AI technology, and oodles more. This year there will also be a mini MAW programme – specially created for young ‘uns. Grab the full low-down from the website, below. GM

Middlesbrough Art Weekender, 22-25 September.