Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Deepdale Mill Lane, Skinningrove, Cleveland TS13 4AP
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

In Spring 2016, a group of artists visited Boulby Underground Laboratory to meet scientists working on dark matter detection. Hosted by Boulby lab. director Prof. Sean Paling and particle astrophysicist Dr Chamkaur Ghag the artists were transported 1100m below ground to a hidden environment located in the UK’s deepest working mine. In this extraordinary setting beyond the reach of cosmic rays and background radiation the artists gained a glimpse into the dedicated world that the scientists inhabit and found there was common ground they share between them as both seek to understand the mysteries of the universe.
The visit to Boulby Mine was a catalyst for the artists to develop new work reflecting unique responses to dark matter research and the broader issues it touches upon. Coming together for a residency at Guest Projects London, sponsored by Yinka Shonibare Studios, the artists aimed to echo the ethos of the laboratory through research, experimental works, discussions and testing boundaries between the arts and sciences. The resulting artworks are being installed at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum for Summer 2017.
To complement the exhibition there will be a programme of free workshops and events