Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tanya Axford / Paul Merrick - Preview: Friday 28th March 2014 6pm - 8pm at Workplace Gallery Gateshead

Workplace Gallery is delighted to invite you to the opening of two parallel solo exhibitions

Tanya Axford / Paul Merrick

Preview: Friday 28th March 2014, 6 - 8pm


Workplace Gallery

The Old Post Office

19 - 21 West Street




Exhibitions continue: 29th March - 17th May 2014

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm or by appointment


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Peter J Evans: 'When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object #1' Durham Castle, Durham, UK

Image: Peter J Evans, Self built Sequentix p3 sequencer, zoom and digitech effects OP-1, OpLab, 606 (x2) Allen and Heath mixer, Emu esi32 sampler, xoxbox and chapel organ. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery


When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object #1

performed by Organ Scholar Will Ford and Peter J Evans


Wednesday, 12 March 2014 from 19:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

Tickets available at

Taking the crossing of folklore into woodcarving amongst the rigidity of stone as inspiration, the chapel organ will meet electronic sound in ways that will meet, separate, combine, infuse, distort and confound each of them. Will Ford, (organ scholar) will play from a visual score, whilst Evans manipulates a collection of analogue sequencer patterns and digital tape.

What's important is not the name or the face but the action, the process; the unmistakable reality that now is right here and then gone. Sound reverberates and images stick, let us hope we manage to construct something which does just this, it's certainly all I'm aiming for.

This event forms part of


Durham Castles, Norman Chapel

27th of February - 14th of March 2014

THE GREY LADY GALATEA is a new site specific sculpture made in collaboration between Ben Jeans Houghton (NCL, UK) and Diva Dompe (LA, USA). THE GREY LADY GALATEA is a talking sculpture that offers a guided meditation, exploring and enlivening the ancient imagery that adorns the many sandstone pillars of the Norman Chapel (1078).

THE GREY LADY GALATEA invites you to pause, to look and listen. The illusion the sculpture fosters is there to stretch the gap between seeing and understanding, creating a platform for your imagination
to bloom in suspended disbelief whilst being gently guided by Diva's Californian accent, through this deeply English space.

THE GREY LADY GALATEA was commissioned by Hazel Donkin (Arts Secretary of University College SCR) and is the first in a series of commissions exploring the rich context of Durham Castle at the hands of local contemporary artists.

Laura Lancaster: '40 Years of Women Artists - from the permanent collection', The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

Laura Lancaster, Untitled, 2013, Oil on Linen, 50 x 40 cm, 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in, Permanent Collection - The New Art Gallery Walsall, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery


The New Art Gallery Walsall

40 Years of Women Artists - from the Permanent Collection

8 March - 29 June 2014


In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Garman Ryan Collection, and the strong female characters in the Garman Epstein family and their circle of friends, including Kathleen Garman, Peggy Epstein, Isabel Rawsthorne, Lorna Wishart and Sally Ryan, this exhibition puts the spotlight on the women who feature in our Permanent Collection.
The Garman sisters, who hailed from Wednesbury and were daughters of a local doctor, were quite radical and inspirational females, who in the interwar period became part of the bohemian milieu of artistic life in Soho, breaking away from the conventional role of women in those days.
Over the past forty years the role of women in our society has changed dramatically and women have grown equal in all areas of life.  From the 1970s to the present day the Gallery has collected a diverse range of work by women artists and, although proportionately still more men feature in the Collection, nowadays there is no discrepancy between the number of works collected by male and female artists.  Contemporary women artists are on equal terms with their male counterparts, and we have a strong body of work, in all media, from painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography, by women.
This exhibition, opening on International Women’s Day, will examine what defines ‘women’s art’ and makes it distinct from that of male artists, and will include works by Dorothea Wight, Elizabeth Frink, Eileen Cooper, Linder, Paula Rego, Helen Chadwick, Kitty Garman, Rita Donagh, Anya Gallaccio, Gillian Wearing, Tracey Emin, Jane and Louise Wilson, Spartacus Chetwynd and Laura Lancaster.


The New Art Gallery Walsall
Gallery Square
WS2  8LG

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Sophie Lisa Beresford: "Art From The Stars" Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

Image: Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery


Art From the Stars

Nottingham Contemporary

Tuesday 4th March 2014

6.30 - 8.30pm

A performance by Sophiel Aurora (aka Sophie Lisa Beresford)
Spontaneous, affirmative, eurphoric, Beresford's work has been described as "a heady combination of new-age religion, DIY self-help and Charva culture". For this new performance Sophiel Aurora beams in from Star Alcyone, where she lives and works parallel to her Human life as a Geordie/Machem Raver. Using physical Earth Science to bridge the gap between what seems fantastical with what is real, she and her kin offer new ways to use Art to Uplift and Reboot the Consciousness of the Human Species into a State of Ease and Unconditional Love.

This event is at Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross

0115 948 9750

Eric Bainbridge: "Shelf Show" Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, DK

Image: Eric Bainbridge, Untitled (shelf), 1996, Veneered chipboard 67.5 x 71.5 x 13 cm (EB0245) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery



Curated by Torgny Wilcke

Galleri Tom Christoffersen
Exhibition 7th - 29th March 2014
Preview 7th March 2014 17:00 - 20:00

Ayse Erkmen (TU) Barbara Bloom (US) David Batchelor (UK) Ellen Hyllemose (DK)  
Eric Bainbridge (UK) Ib Braase (DK) Kristina Bræin (NO) Peter Holm (DK) Richard Bottwin (US) Russell Maltz (US) Simon Callery (UK) Thomas Bang (DK) Tilman Hoepfl (DE) Torgny Wilcke (DK)

The focus of the exhibition is to bring works of art together that physically may seem very much alike, but when placed next to one another appears to reflect very different strategies and aims in their presentation and making.

Many of the art works or part of artworks look like a shelf or fulfill the physical definition of a shelf. But the idea and use of shelves are highly different from artist to artist and from the everyday object known as a shelf.

"But if you give them (the viewers) a small experience which is somehow confusing or profound, but in the realm of their own world, then it doesn't have to be translated, it's already there. Because it's not that far away from theirs", American artist Barbara Bloom.

Galleri Tom Christoffersen
Skindergade 5, 1159 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone: 45 33917610 / 45 26377210

Jacob Dahlgren: "Colour Me In" Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

Image: Jacob Dahlgren, Porto 1968, 2011, Clothes Hangers and Aluminium, 190 x 300 cm (JDA0097)
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery



Esbjerg Kunstmuseum
February 8th - May 11th 2014



Friday February 7th 5:30 - 7:00 pm


Milena Bonifacini (DK), Angela de la Cruz (ES/UK), Jacob Dahlgren (SE), Poul Gernes (DK), Ingrid Kæseler (DK), Malene Landgreen (DK), Tobias Rehberger (DE), Anselm Reyle (DE), René Schmidt (DK), Ingela Skytte (SE/DK) and Tarja Pitkänen Walter (FIN)


COLOUR ME IN is conceived as a total installation that explores the essence of colour and its status as a spatial and space-creating phenomenom. The exhibition, which takes up the museum's entire space for special exhibitions, was created by the artists Milena Bonifacini, Ingrid Kaesler and Ingela Skytte in cooperation with the museum.





T 45 7513 0211

Rachel Lancaster: "Painting the Pixel" Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Image: Rachel Lancaster, Blanket, 2009, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 250 x 330 cm (RL0137) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery


Painting the Pixel


Gallery North

Preview: 3 March 2014 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition: 3 March - 11 April 2014, weekdays 10am - 4pm

Artist Talk: 4 March 2014 4pm - 6pm


Andrea Champlin, Joy Garnett, Paul Goodfellow, Dan Hays, Rachel Lancaster, Cara Nahaul, Daksha Patel, Rachel Sharp and Jo Wilmot

PAINTING THE PIXEL includes the work of nine international artists who are navigating the inherent paradoxes between the computer's immaterial, encoded matrix and the handmade. The exhibition investigates how digital technology is used as a conceptual tool in painting, how the virtual 'non-space' is reconfigured through the material presence of paint, and how the cultural currency of the image has shifted in relation to the phenomenon of the Internet. Curated by Rachel Sharp as part of her practice-led PhD research at Northumbria University. 

On Tues. 4 March, Gallery North will host a tour of the exhibition and artists' panel from 4-6 pm followed by a wine reception from 6-8 pm.


Both events are free to attend.


Gallery North
Squires Building
Sandyford Road
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST