As a filmmaker, artist and musician, David Lynch works across pre-existing boundaries. Painting in Perpetual Motion: Art, Film, TV and David Lynch will explore Lynch’s practice and his legacy at the crossing point between art and film. Painting is a programme of conversations, workshops, screenings, discussions and commissioned writing developed and produced by Northern Film & Media and mima and will run across February and March 2015 to coincide with mima’s exhibition David Lynch Naming

Painting in Perpetual Motion: Art, Film, TV and David Lynch is supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, the European Regional Development Fund, Newcastle University's Institute for Creative Arts Practice and its Research Centre in Film and Digital Media.


Northern Film & Media is a screen-focused creative industry development agency based at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. They invest in and deliver film, TV, digital media and other creative projects in North East England and across the UK.

Combining industry expertise, knowledge and contacts with a focus on delivering production, developing talent and promoting market access, NFM’s activities build growth into the North East creative industries.

Since their launch 12 years ago, NFM has leveraged nearly £100m of investment in the North East creative industries and backed around 700 projects and companies.

Painting in Perpetual Motion is part of NFM’s arts strand which has recently included a new international commission by Ben Russell, currently nominated for the prestigious Canon Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films at 44th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.


mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) opened in 2007 as a world-class gallery in the heart of Middlesbrough for the town’s collections of 2,000 works of modern and contemporary art. Exhibitions have combined major shows by acclaimed artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Edmund De Waal, Anish Kapoor and David Lynch along with group and themed shows.