The Old Post Office, 19-21 West Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AD
Admission FREE, all welcome (The gallery will be open from 10am)
WORKPLACE GATESHEAD is delighted to host an exhibition walkthrough and conversation between Mick Peter and Roger Malbert as part of Peter's exhibition 110% at our Gateshead gallery.
Roger Malbert is Head of Hayward Touring at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London. He is responsible for a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions including the British Art Show and a series of artist-curated shows. He writes for the Art Newspaper and is author of 'Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art', published by Thames & Hudson.
To view the exhibiition online please follow this link: http://www.workplacegallery.co.uk/exhibitions/93/installation_shots/
Dead Sea Deaf Sea, 2017, Matt Stokes, Therapy Frames, Wood, rope, steel, WW2 Royal Navy ratings uniforms.
Dead Sea Deaf Sea
17th February – 1st April
Thursday - Saturday, 10 – 6pm
Dead Sea Deaf Sea is an exhibition of new film, sculpture and photography by Stokes predominantly derived from his research into HMS Standard, an experimental World War II psychiatric rehabilitation camp, established by the Royal Navy to find an answer to rising mental illness and insubordination in its ranks. The camp had a duplicitous role - to treat those traumatised by life in active service and to weed out ‘malingerers’ feigning psychosis to escape service. The work shown follows on from Stone Frigate, a LARP (Live Action Role Play) conceived and written by Stokes (commissioned by Kielder Art & Architecture) that took place near the original, now flooded, site of HMS Standard in the Tyne Valley, Northumberland. (click here for more info and images...)
Dead Sea Deaf Sea, 2017, Matt Stokes, Therapy Frames, Wood, rope, steel, WW2 Royal Navy ratings uniforms. each 187 x 274 x 75 cm
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.