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Middlesbrough's Pop-Up art studio
Room 312
Room 312 opening night - the studio will be open throughout September

September's Pop-Up studio on 9 Newport Road in Middlesbrough, is work by graphic artist James Michael Bates.

The exhibition, entitled 'Room 312', contains prints, canvassed works, illustrations, clothing and a number of sound-based pieces.

James will also be running workshops for the public.

The Pop-Up studio offers artists and other creative workers some vacant spaces in key town centre locations on a temporary basis.

Middlesbrough move

This is the first time James has shown his work on Teesside as he has recently relocated to the area from the Midlands.

Artwork in room 312
The artwork on display is created by James and available to purchase

He works under the pseudonym Annoform, and has taken inspiration from his new landscape for this Pop-Up shop project:

"I've been watching Bladerunner since I was nine and I love the industrial landscape here and the large looming architecture." He says.

"Teesside has a lot of character, and Room 312 is influenced by that, with elements of the Transporter Bridge and industry creeping into my pieces.

"The exhibition looks at the impact that art, music and popular culture have in shaping the economic and urban development of Middlesbrough town centre.

"Through Room 312 I've met lots of interesting people who I'd like to collaborate with in the future."




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