About The Auxiliary
The Auxiliary is a raw, malleable live/work space, inviting artists to reimagine and reconfigure the space around their needs; from workspace to gallery, meeting point to studio.
Curatorially, The Auxiliary is a site for the production of sound art practices that encourages and promotes the sonic arts through investigating the rich local industrial heritage through artistic inquiry and reimagining the Tees Valley as a site for invigorated, creative industries.
Enabling local, national and international artists in devising independent art platforms and structures for the dissemination of contemporary art practices throughout the Tees Valley, producing legacy through long term projects and community engagement, fostering cultural exchange with international organizations and artists that share a similar ethos.
About The Area
Stockton is a large market town on the river Tees, with a population of about 85,000. An hour south of Newcastle and a 3 hour drive from the Scottish border, Stockton once thrived in the shipbuilding and iron industries. This began to decline in the 1930’s, with a full stoppage of iron production in the area in 2015 resulting in the loss of 2,000 jobs.
The Tees Valley is culturally diverse – through the 1960’s there was an influx of Asian immigrants, and in 2015, MIddlesbrough housed more asylum seekers per capita than any other place in the UK> Many charities and religious organizations have been set up to aid asylum seekers housed here.
The area is bordered by the A19 motorway, the sea, nature reserves, and a 290 hectare biological site of specific interest and chemical production called Seal Sands
4 PRESONUS ERIS 5’
TBOX PA (2TOPS, 1 SUB)
LINE 6 AMP
KUSTOM BASS AMP
TASCAM DR 60D MKII
CANON 550D + 50MM LENS
5 X PRESONUS ERIS 5'
CYMATIC AUDIO LP 16 INTERFACE
BEHRINGER BCR2000 MIDI CONTROL PANEL
MANFROTTO HEAD +TRIPOD
JEZ RILEY HYDROPHONE
SUPERLUX S502 (SCHOEPS MSTC KNOCKOFF AMAZING MIC)
AUDIO TECHINCA PRO 44 CARDIOID CONDENSER BOUNDARY MIC
RODE NTG-1 SHOTGUN MIC
YOGI BOUNDARY MIC
BEHRINGER ONXY 8