Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Matt Antoniak - PV Friday 10th May 6 - 8pm

Matt Antoniak Untitled, 2017, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in

Matt Antoniak

11 May - 15 June 2019
Workplace Foundation

Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm
Preview: Friday 10 May, 6 - 8pm

Scribbles, doodles and throwaway marks made by customers testing out pens and pencils at an art materials store in Newcastle upon Tyne have been secretly hoarded behind the counter by Matt Antoniak whilst an employee over the last few years. Rescued from the recycling bin these miniature works have been consistently archived and documented by the artist and given new status through his diligent and precise recreations in paint on canvas...(read more...)
About Workplace Foundation:
Workplace Foundation is a new charity that supports emerging and under-represented artists with 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 based in Gateshead, UK.
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
Office hours: Weds–Sat 12–5pm

Workplace Foundation is
a Company Registered in England and Wales
Company Name: Workplace Foundation
Charity Registration Number: 1174379
VAT Number: GB 133 4963 12
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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Paul Moss: 1975 - 2019 - Memorial Exhibition

Paul Moss

1975 - 2019
Memorial Exhibition

5th March - 27th April 2019

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

Exhibition open: Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Paul Moss was an artist & curator, and co - founder of Workplace and Workplace Foundation.
He died on 14th February 2019 due to complications arising from Wiskott - Aldrich syndrome.

Paul's funeral took place on 28th February in Saltwell Crematorium, Gateshead, and afterwards people were invited to return to Workplace for a Memorial. As part of this event Miles Thurlow and Matt Stokes had curated an impromptu solo exhibition of Paul's work focussed around a group of his 'Danger Paintings', shown at his solo exhibition 'Push Me, Pull Me' at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in 2004. Alongside this we served food and drinks and presented a slide show of Moss's life gleaned from friends and family. The funeral and memorial were both full to capacity and celebratory in nature, and many people remarked on how good it was to see Paul's work again and on the positive, funny and uplifting nature of his character. Paul was and remains a central figure to our community in the North of England and it felt entirely appropriate to present his work in the gallery for the first time during this event.

Following discussions with Paul's widow Cecilia Stenbom and with close friends of Paul, we have decided to reschedule our programme and continue to present Paul's work throughout our current exhibition slot. As part of the exhibition we have maintained a communal seating area, reading material and condolence book. We have moved the Workplace filter coffee machine and teapot downstairs and there will always be a plate of cakes to be enjoyed (as Paul would have done), replenished daily. We encourarage vistors to come along, spend some time in the gallery with a coffee or tea and some cake, look at his work, and if you knew Paul please feel welcome to write something fitting in the condolence book that will be given to his family afterwards.

We can't think of any Memorial wakes that have been turned into exhibitions, and think it entirely appropriate, for such an innovative and irrepressible character as Paul Moss, that he lead the way.

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Paul Moss 'Word' 2006, sparklene and chipboard, dimensions variable.
Courtesy the estate of Paul Moss and Workplace, UK


Matt Antoniak

11 May - 15 June 2019
Workplace Gateshead

Claire Dorsett

22 June - 27 July 2019
Workplace Gateshead

Simeon Barclay


September - November 2019
(dates TBC)
Workplace Gateshead