Kate MacGarry and Workplace invite you to a book launch to celebrate Marcus Coates' new publication. The most comprehensive survey of his work to date, the book documents his performances, photographs, sculpture, painting, audio and installations from the last 20 years.
Tuesday 1 November, 6-8pm Marcus Coates will be in conversation with Filipa Ramos from 6:30pm
Kate MacGarry, 27 Old Nichol Street, London E2 7HR Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus Coates is published by Koenig books with Milton Keynes Gallery and Kunsthalle Zürich and includes contributions from Beatrix Ruf, Anthony Spira, Shepherd Steiner, Valerie Smith.
Edited by Marcus Coates, Anthony Spira and Rosalind Horne. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio. Supported by Arts Council England, British Council, Luma Foundation, Kate MacGarry, Workplace Gallery and friends of Doris Lockhart Saatchi.
Vital Signs is a one-off performance which examines the interconnectedness of Durham Castle and its inhabitants. The piece consists of four musicians using medieval percussion instruments to play a musical score created from data gathered from Durham Castle's conservation and monitoring systems. Working with percussionist Brendan Murphy, Jo Coupe has transformed information on temperature, humidity, and light levels in the castle as well as numbers of visitors and postal deliveries into a suite of compositions, which aim to reveal the rhythms and patterns of human presence in the building.
A sound installation based on a recording of Vital Signs will be installed in the Norman Chapel at Durham Castle from 14 November www.dur.ac.uk/durham.castle/whatson/
After the performance there will be a drinks reception and informal Q&A with the artist Jo Coupe, the musicians and the Curator of Durham Castle.
This commission is part of Meeting Point, a year-long project led by contemporary art specialists Arts&Heritage. Leading UK and international artists have partnered with nine museums in the North East and Yorkshire to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections. Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, Meeting Point presents artworks in unexpected places and supports small and medium scale museums to commission artists, who will create a piece of work in response to the venue.
Peter J. Evans: No memory of title, 2015, OS maps, Copic sketch markers, RC car. Installation View BALTIC39 Newcastle. Photo by Wig Worland
Peter J. Evans
Ringvägen 86, Stockholm
October 07 - October 29
Exhibition opening hours:
(or by appointment)
hangmenProjects is delighted to invite you to Peter J. Evans’ first solo exhibition in Stockholm. As our artist-in-residence, Evans' has been at the Nordic guest studio Malongen, making works for the show.
Peter J. Evans is interested in the nature and ideas of finite truth in an infinitely changeable universe and works with drawing, sculpture, installation, performance and sound in an attempt to make sense of the ungraspable realities we live within. A specialist in non-specialism he has been making art, music and other constructions since 1992. Fascinated by systems and patterns, Evans’ artistic process is a meditative investigation into reality and the stories underneath the everyday surface of things. The lines in his drawings operating as metaphorical maps that mark out and describe interactions between objects, atoms, emotions and places. Each line both is and represents, a path that has been travelled and the changes which occurred during the journey.
The interest in what lies beneath the everyday surface of things, the patterns in the chaos and the small moments that shift one’s whole being continue to pull on the hand and the mind. The practice keeps shifting and flowing along with everything else as decay and renewal endlessly progress as the seconds tick past. Making work is just another way of trying to make sense of what all this might be about
Peter J Evans was born in 1976 in Oxford, U.K. and lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. He attended Dartington College of Arts from 1995-1998 earning a BA (Hons) in Visual Performance, later gaining an MRes in Digital Media from Newcastle University between 2008-2010.
Mike Pratt, Hat, 2016, Wax, resin, oil paint and Styrofoam, 175 x 188 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace, UK
WORKPLACE is delighted to congratulate British artist Mike Pratt on winning the Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 2016
This prestigious Royal Award for Modern Painting was presented by King Willem-Alexander of Holland to four young artists yesterday afternoon. An exhibition of the prize-winning paintings along with works by twenty other contenders is on show at Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam until 16 November.
The jury said of Mike's work:
"Pratt’s submission demonstrates vision. His three dimensional works are composed of silicon, epoxy and styrofoam. Still, because of their colourful surfaces, they can be considered part of the domain of painting. The messy combination of material and colour is simply delightful and refers to Bad Painting. What is more it’s impossible to see the objects other than in the framework of art history. With an ear (Vincent van Gogh) and a urinal (Marcel Duchamp) Pratt puts himself forward with possibly the two most talked-about ‘objects’ from modern art history. The jury appreciates the courage and the knowledge that this demonstrates."
The Koninklijke Prijs is annually presented to encourage talented young painters active in the Netherlands.
The Award was instituted in 1871 by HM King William III. After King William III it was continued by Queen Emma, Queen Wilhelmina, Queen Juliana and Queen Beatrix. They turned this into a true royal tradition. In the year 2013 King Willem-Alexander continued this tradition by presenting the Award in the Royal Palace Amsterdam.
For further information regarding Mike Pratt's work please contact: email@example.com
Mike Pratt, Love Songs Dedicated to the Back of Somebody's Head, 2016, Workplace Gateshead
Mike Pratt was born in 1987 in Seaham, North East England. He graduated from Northumbria University in 2009 where he was awarded the Paul Mason Sculpture Prize, and in 2014 he completed a two-year postgraduate programme at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, Netherlands where he currently lives and works. Solo exhibitions include: Love Songs Dedicated to the Back of Somebody’s Head, Workplace Gateshead; A Deeper Pond, Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam; Rubberhead/Rubbernecking B.M.W. Edinburgh; Good Mourning Bell Workplace Gateshead; Cumberland Sausage Extraspazio, Rome; and HUBBA HUBBA, Satellite, Newcastle. Group Exhibitions include Satellite Satellite Workplace London; Offspring de Ateliers, Amsterdam; Riff/Rift Baltic39, Newcastle upon Tyne; Right Eye, Left Eye V8 Plattform für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany; Theatrical Dynamics Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Jesmonite on Paper Malgras Naudet, Manchester; Nice Paintings Grundy Art Gallery, Captain of all Pleasures EMBASSY Gallery Edinburgh, Some people deserve everything they get The Royal Standard, Liverpool.
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.