Celebrating Hidden Middlesbrough Artist Residencies

Commerce House, Middlesbrough

The Celebrating Hidden Middlesbrough Artist Residencies will be delivered by arts organisations Navigator North and Tees Valley Arts. Artists will be recruited through call outs.

Exchange Square Residency

Exchange – Past, Present & Future
11.09.21 – 27.11.21

Join us for the opening of our next exhibition at The Masham, Middlesbrough this Saturday from 10am.

As part of a national programme of Heritage Open Days we’ll be highlighting the buildings, people and activities in Exchange Square – featuring archival material, images and artefacts revealing the past, present and future of this area of Middlesbrough’s Historic Quarter.

Exhibits focus on the former Royal Exchange building, which once stood in the heart of the town’s Victorian commercial and financial district as well as Commerce House and the soon to be a 140-year-old statue of Henry Bolckow.

Part of the Celebrating Hidden Middlesbrough programme, this exhibition introduces Layla Khoo, Exchange Artist in Residence and an outline of the new research to be carried out by Tees Valley Arts exploring the hidden heritage narratives of Exchange Square. 

Plans for future developments include Exchange Square and the work being done to preserve and reinvigorate use of buildings and public spaces as part of Middlesbrough Heritage Action Zone.

The exhibition is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 4pm
The Masham, 27 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1RG


Zetland Road Residency

Delivered by Navigator North, this residency will focus on the historically significant buildings on Zetland Road. This residency will offer an early stage artist supported opportunities to develop their creative practice and learn new skills.

This residency will run from January 2022 to June 2022