Tuesday, September 27, 2011

'Double, Double' - Preview: Friday 30th September, 6-9pm Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Image:  Rachel Lancaster Curtains 2011 (detail) colour photograph, 8 x 10inches, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK 

Double, Double

Eric Bainbridge
Noel Clueit
Marcus Coates
Jo Coupe
Jacob Dahlgren
Rachel Foullon
Dean Hughes
Rachel Lancaster
Eftihis Patsourakis

Preview: Friday 30th September 2011 , 6 - 9pm

Exhibition continues:
1st October - 5th  November 2011
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm
(or by appointment)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Matt Stokes: "Cantata Profana" Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

Matt Stokes
Cantata Profana

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead Quays South Shore Road

24 September 2011 - 7 October 2011
19, 20 and 21 of October 2011

Matt Stokes' remarkable video and audio installation takes the form of an amphitheatre of screens presenting a new musical composition, created in collaboration with the leading British composer Orlando Gough and six grindcore vocalists. Cantata Profana interweaves extreme metal music culture with classical choral traditions, resulting in this unexpected union. The intense sound and body movements of the vocalists together with the backdrop of the outdated GDR radio studio in which the piece was filmed, all contribute to the atmosphere of this unique and immersive work.


Matt Stokes
Cantata Profana, 2010
Six-channel HD video and audio transferred to synced hard-drives
Duration 06:48 minutes, looped
Commissioned by Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Germany. Produced by Forma, UK. Supported by De Hallen Haarlem, Netherlands and Arts Council England.
Photo: Nils Kilinger
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Mike Pratt & Cecilia Stenbom: New Lights, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, UK

Workplace Gallery is pleased to annouce that Mike Pratt and Cecilia Stenbom have been shortlisted for the first New Lights Arts Award.

The Valeria Sykes Prize exhibition will be held at

The Mercer Art Gallery
Swan Road

Visit http://www.newlights.org.uk/prize for more details.

Paintings by 24 artists have been shortlisted from 232 entries for the £10,000 New Lights award by a panel of independent judges. The judges are Kate Brindley, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and a National Advisor for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Art Funding Programme; Paul Hobson, Director of the Contemporary Arts Society, and the artist William Tillyer.

The winner will be announced on 22 September. The prize comprises a mixture of money (£10,000), guidance and mentoring. The 2011 prize is named the Valeria Sykes Prize, after the main sponsor, was open to artists aged 23-35 who either live or gained an arts degree in the North of England.


Mike Pratt
Cobra, 2011
Oil and enamel on canvas, Heineken cans
280 x 220 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Cecilia Stenbom
You've Had Me Again, 2010
Acrylic Paint on Perspex
180 x 220 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Friday, September 16, 2011

Eric Bainbridge - Video Show, CIRCA Screen, Sunderland

Eric Bainbridge 'One Sausage' 1993, single channel video, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery

Eric Bainbridge

- Video Show

21 September  -  21 October

Tuesday 20 September  6 - 8 pm

CIRCA Screen
ThePlace, Atheneaum Street
Sunderland SR1 1QX


Join Eric Bainbridge In Conversation with British Art Show 7 artist & Modern British Sculpture co-curator, Keith Wilson
To book a place at the In Conversation event on the preview night, please email rebecca@contemporaryartsociety.org

The exhibition Video Show is the first time Eric Bainbridge has shown his works in this medium as stand-alone projections presented in a cinematic context. Previously, these works have been presented as objects themselves, on gallery monitors amongst other three dimensional work. Whilst his three dimensional works are internationally renowned, Bainbridge's videos remain a relatively unconsidered aspect of his extensive body of work. Bainbridge first began using video to document objects and incidents in the studio nearly twenty years ago, at a time when his entire way of working was changing dramatically.

The process of making video has played a key part in Bainbridge's thirty-five year long career, marking a turning point between his fur-clad sculptures of the 1980s, and his experimental and increasingly complex work during the 1990s.

Bainbridge's early videos use the static shot to show sculptural works in time; inviting us to look again at what a sculpture is and can be as well as thinking deeper about the act of looking.

In later videos, more incidental moments are captured with equal amounts of humour and philosophical play.

Over the past 35 years, Eric Bainbridge has created an extensive body of work and become best known for his sculptures and collages, which have been exhibited internationally, including at Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (1986), The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1989), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2003) mima, Middlesbrough (2007), and recently in Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London (2010).