Friday, November 08, 2019

EVERYTHING MUST GO

Simeon Barclay


 

EVERYTHING MUST GO

(Part 2)

16 Nov - 21 Dec
Preview: Friday 15th November
6pm til late

Guest DJ: Paul Merrick
all welcome

Workplace Foundation
The Old Post Office
19-21 West Street
Gateshead, NE8 1AD

Artists:

Catherine Bertola
Cath Campbell
Nina Chua
Joe Clark
Noel Clueit
Claire Dorsett
Peter J. Evans
Susie Green
Dean Hughes
Rachel Lancaster
Robert McNally
Paul Merrick
Mick Peter
Magnus Quaife
Nicola Singh
Cecilia Stenbom


Everything Must Go (part 2) marks the launch of Workplace Foundation’s ‘Community of Artists’. An acknowledgement that a new form of representation is called for that looks beyond a traditional art market ‘commercial gallery’ model towards the value that artists and their relationships bring to a place. You can read more about the Community of Artists below…

Everything Must Go (part 1) was the first group exhibition at 34 Ellison Street, Gateshead curated by Paul Moss and Miles Thurlow in 2005. The title for the exhibition had been left chalked onto the shop window from the previous tenants, prior to our refurbishment of the shop into Workplace Gallery. The exhibition looked outside of our immediate locale, drawing together artists from across Britain to take part in a context that was itself a moment of becoming, optimistically looking outwards into the art-world from our base in Gateshead Town Centre.

Everything Must Go (Part 2) cycles back to look, with some nostalgia, at a shared history, whilst looking forward to new ways of working with artists. Recognising the importance of community in an increasingly fragmented and chaotic world. (read more...)
 
A Community of Artists
Workplace Foundation is excited to announce our Community of Artists an alternative form of non-exclusive representation that supports contemporary art outside of the commercial gallery context, providing access to our community for curators, collectors, arts industry specialists and the general public.

This platform will present a diverse and critically engaged group of artists, highlighting exhibitions writing, and in-depth contextual information alongside selected and available works. Workplace Foundation supports an evolving community of artists who are integral to the Workplace story. Our community of artists are selected from our programme by our curatorial team.

Click here for our Community of Artists
 
About Workplace Foundation:
Workplace Foundation is a charity based in Gateshead in the North of England that supports emerging and under-represented artists. We have a specific commitment to UK art scenes outside of London and with a focus on The North of England.

Workplace Foundation was founded by Workplace, a commercial gallery started in 2003 by Paul Moss and Miles Thurlow in Gateshead in the North East of England.
Workplace Foundation is a registered Charity and we rely on donations from individuals and trusts and foundations to enable us to do our work. There are a number of different ways you can support Workplace Foundation (learn more...)
 
Workplace Foundation
The Old Post Office
19-21 West Street Gateshead
NE8 1AD, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)191 477 2200
info@workplacefoundation.art
www.workplacefoundation.art
Office hours: Tues–Sat 11–5pm




Workplace Foundation is
a Company Registered in England and Wales
Company Name: Workplace Foundation
Charity Registration Number: 1174379
VAT Number: GB 133 4963 12
With generous support from:

Thursday, November 07, 2019

TONIGHT: Simeon Barclay in conversation with Adam Carr

Simeon Barclay


 

Simeon Barclay in conversation with Adam Carr



TONIGHT: Thursday 7 November 6.30pm

Workplace Foundation
The Old Post Office
19-21 West Street
Gateshead
NE8 1AD

Artist Simeon Barclay will discuss his practice and his current exhibition at Workplace Foundation with curator and writer Adam Carr.

Simeon’s first institutional solo exhibition in the North East of England, at Workplace Foundation, Gateshead, presents a new body of work informed by research into dance. From the visual spectacle of contemporary dance theatre to the communal experience of the night club dance floor, the exhibition Bus2move combines costume, film and video, photography, lighting and sound. Barclay's interest in dance and its many facets centres on the construction of masculinity, with particular focus on the way popular perceptions and stereotypes become defined, contested and encoded upon the male body.

Barclay undertook a research residency at the internationally renowned Phoenix Dance Theatre based in Leeds to inform the creation of new artwork for the exhibition. Focusing on choreography; sound design; costume; lighting and stage design, this research informed a series of new installations which continue Barclay's ongoing interest with the complexity of subjectivity and how these states of consciousness are refracted through race, class and received notions of identity.

About Simeon Barclay

Simeon Barclay (b.1975, Huddersfield) draws upon a multidisciplinary practice to consider how memory, images and objects coalesce to form an index for contemplating subjectivity, aspiration, class, desire and perception within contemporary culture.

Barclay received his BA from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds and MFA from Goldsmiths College, London. His work has been exhibited at Holden Gallery, Manchester; The Tetley, Leeds; Tate Britain, London; Cubitt, London; The Bluecoat, Liverpool; G39, Cardiff; Jerwood Space, London; South London Gallery, London; Copperfield Gallery, London; Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna; We Are Where We Are, Baltic 39, Gateshead; Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; Arcadia Missa, New York; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool. He lives and works in Leeds, UK

About Adam Carr

Adam Carr currently holds a number of guest curatorial positions worldwide. He is preparing 'POST-IT: COLOMBIA', an exhibition opening in Bogota, Colombia in September 2019 coinciding with ArtBo; a solo exhibition of the work of Ryan Gander opening 2020 in Porto and an exhibition for Collecteurs, New York. Together with Jens Hoffmann and Adriana Martinez he has founded Espacio Mango, a new gallery space and exhibition programme in Bogota, Colombia which opened September 2019. In addition, in a newly formed position as Artistic Director he is developing an exhibition programme for ERL at Liverpool John Moores University, scheduled to open in July 2020.

Since 2017 he has been an advisor for Art Brussels where he sits on the International Advisory Board. In addition, he is a contributing editor to Mousse Magazine and CURA., and has recently been appointed contributing editor of Collecteurs, New York for whom he will also serve as an advisor for curatorial and editorial content. He is also on the editorial board of The Exhibitionist, together with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Maria Lind, Massimiliano Gioni, Jessica Morgan and Fernanda Brenner. From 2012 to 2017 he was Head of Exhibitions / Curator at MOSTYN I Wales (UK), Wales' largest contemporary visual arts centre. From 2006 to 2007 he was Adjunct Curator at Kadist Art Foundation, Paris. Adam has curated over 60 exhibitions worldwide to date and as writer, he has had over 200 texts published on art and curatorial practice, contributing to a large number of catalogues and monographs which have been published by ICA London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore; Renne Collection, Vancouver; Liverpool Biennial; and Gamec, Bergamo among others


Further information on Simeon’s show at Workplace Foundation can be found here


The exhibition Bus2Move is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation and is a partnership between The Tetley, Leeds and Turnpike, Leigh
 
About Workplace Foundation:
Workplace Foundation is a charity based in Gateshead in the North of England that supports emerging and under-represented artists. We have a specific commitment to UK art scenes outside of London and with a focus on The North of England.

Workplace Foundation was founded by Workplace, a commercial gallery started in 2003 by Paul Moss and Miles Thurlow in Gateshead in the North East of England.
SUPPORT US
Workplace Foundation is a registered Charity and we rely on donations from individuals and trusts and foundations to enable us to do our work. There are a number of different ways you can support Workplace Foundation (learn more...)
 
Workplace Foundation
The Old Post Office
19-21 West Street Gateshead
NE8 1AD, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)191 477 2200
info@workplacefoundation.art
www.workplacefoundation.art
Office hours: Tues–Sat 11–5pm




Workplace Foundation is
a Company Registered in England and Wales
Company Name: Workplace Foundation
Charity Registration Number: 1174379
VAT Number: GB 133 4963 12
With generous support from: