This Is It, Isn’t It? Preview Friday 18 November 6 – 8 pm MILK x WORKPLACE
This Is It, Isn’t It?
Joe Fletcher Orr
The White Pube
19 November 2016 – 3 December 2016
Opening: 18 November 6pm – 8pm
M I L K x WORKPLACE
The Old Post Office
19-21 West Street
Gateshead, NE8 1AD
Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
This Is It, Isn't It? is the first of 3 exhibitions curated by M I L K, an artists collective based in Newcastle as part of their takeover of WORKPLACE GATESHEAD, This Is It, Isn’t It? explores ideas of self-doubt, self-awareness and self-reflexivity as a core of artistic practice.
M I L K are an artist-led collective based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Formed in 2015, M I L K aim to provide a platform for emerging artists to exhibit. As practicing artists themselves, M I L K members perceived a lack of opportunities and recognised exhibition spaces in Newcastle for early career and emerging artists. M I L K seeks to address this discord with a varied programme of exhibitions and events focused on supporting early career artists both regionally and nationally.
Recent exhibitions include: Business as Usual, Turf Projects, London; You think the only people who are people, are the people who you look like. But if you walk in the footsteps of a stranger, you learn things you never knew you never knew, Two Queens, Leicester; Free Things, Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds; A Place to Loiter In, Assembly House, Leeds (solo). Philip is currently studying on the Fine Arts post-graduate course at The Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.
b. 1988, Dewsbury
Recent exhibitions and projects include: Both Things Are True, NewBridge Books, Newcastle; Living Room, Baltic39, Newcastle; You Know the Rules, Baltic39, Newcastle; Going Going Gone, Leeds College of Art, Leeds. Upcoming exhibitions: Grace has been invited to respond to the current Pester & Rossi exhibition at Baltic39. She is also currently studying on the BxNU MFA programme at Northumbria University in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
Joe Fletcher Orr
b. 1991, Birkenhead.
Recent exhibitions include: A F T E R, Division of Labour, London; Neon: The Charged Line, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool; Künstlich, natürlich!, SABOT, Cluj-Napoca; This Is Your Replacement, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Mummy’s Boy, The International 3, Manchester (solo); Supermarket Sweep: Bonus Round!, PERICLO, Oriel Wrexham; Follow, FACT, Liverpool; I’MTen, IMT Gallery, London; Tuff Crowd, PICNIC PICNIC, Sheffield; SMALL ROME (curated by Adam Carr), Frutta, Rome. Joe is also the director of CACTUS, Liverpool, and recently co-curated the Associate Artists programme at Liverpool Biennial.
b. 1990, Brighton
Recent exhibitions and projects include: Memories are Made of This, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow (solo); The World of the Weakest Link, The Glue Factory, Glasgow; Gold Panning, Market Gallery, Glasgow; Dante's Diabolo, Jupiter Woods, London; Artist Talk, Turf Projects, London; The Beginning of Everything, Palazzo Fontana, Venice; I Am the Wheel, CCA, Glasgow.
b. 1993, Ascot
Recent exhibitions include: From the Rocks Above the Pass, House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough; Trojan Horse, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; The Transition, Haus Paula Becker, Bremen; Afterparty, 36 Lime St, Newcastle; Party, 36 Lime St, Newcastle; JAMBON – Our Biggest Ever January Sale, NewBridge Project, Newcastle; White Nights, 36 Lime St, Newcastle (solo); XMAS DINNER, 136 Shields Road, Newcastle
b. 1985, Manchester
Recent exhibitions and projects include: Shape Up or Ship Out, Breeze Creatives, Newcastle; Haphazard, Z-Arts, Manchester; Performance Salon, Abject Gallery, Newcastle;Pi Day, NewBridge Project, Newcastle. Luke also runs Left Leg Gallery and collective.
b. 1987, Wakefield
Recent exhibitions and projects include: Slope-Tend-Big, Grand Union, Birmingham; Like A Floral Knife, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; I Believe in You, IMT Gallery, London (solo); Film Open touring Spike Island, Bristol, Eastside Projects, Brimingham, Transmission, Glasgow, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, S1 Artspace, Sheffield and the ICA, London; Group Occupation Residency, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall. Mathew was recently a participant of The Syllabus programme at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, 2015/16.
The White Pube
Gabrielle de la Puente b. 1994, Liverpool
Zarina Muhammad b. 1994, London
Recent exhibitions include: The Leaf of Pablo, Hutt Collective, Nottingham (solo); Fresh ‘n’ Frozen, 12o Collective, ArtLicks Weekend, London; Zayn Malik Zindabad, Lewisham Art House, London; Live Laugh Love, MUESLI Projects, Liverpool (solo); Crit-a-Oke w/ Tzuzjj, The Bluecoat, Liverpool. The White Pube is also an art criticism website and research project, and they are the current Desk Residents at Res, London.
WORKPLACE GATESHEAD is supported by Arts Council England
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.