Monday, October 31, 2011


Image: Eric Bainbridge The Mind of the Artist (Exposed), 2011 Steel, Blanket 127 x 190 x 190 cm Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Workplace Gallery is pleased to present new work by

Eric Bainbridge

Stand 13: Azzurro/Light Blue Corridoio/Hall

Artissima 18
Oval Lingotto Fiere - Turin
4th - 6th November 2011

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Workplace Gallery at The Manchester Contemporary , UK. 27 - 30 October 2011

Image:  Richard Rigg Cloth Arranged to Look Like a Jacket (Self Portrait) 2010, Cloth, 10 x 60 x 44cm. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Workplace Gallery is pleased to announce our participation at The Manchester Contemporary

Works by:

Sophie Lisa Beresford
Jacob Dahlgren
Laura Lancaster
Richard Rigg

The Manchester Contemporary
Spinningfields, Manchester, UK

27 - 30 October 2011

For a full list of available works please contact

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Banks, Bainbridge, Bertola, Campbell, Coupe, Douglas, Lancaster, Merrick, Pratt: "Business Collectors Network" Globe Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Business Collectors Network Exhibition
Globe Gallery, Newcastle
15th October - 26th November 2011

Darren Banks
Eric Bainbridge
Catherine Bertola
Cath Campbell

Alex Charrington
Jo Coupe
Jennifer Douglas

Jorn Ebner
Dan Holdsworth
Ben Jeans Houghton
Laura Lancaster
Paul Merrick

Jock Mooney
Michael Mulvihill
Stephen Palmer
Simon Parish
Mike Pratt
Anne Vibeke Mou

This show brings together all of the Business Collectors Network's aquisitions for the first time.  All artists in the collection are either living or working in the North East of England.

The Sponsors Club works to increase private sector engagement in culture in the North East by advocating, researching, creating and developing partnerships to support individuals and businesses to engage, give money, time and expertise; and give cultural partners skills, structures and engagement tools. The Business Collectors Network is one of these partnerships.

The partners in the network are:

Arup, Blue River, The Express Group, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Ryders, Sage plc, Ward Hadaway, Banks Group and Xsite Architecture.

Mike Pratt
Snakes On A Plane (Cumberland Sausage), 2009
Oil and spray paint on canvas
228 x 170 cms
89.83 x 66.98 inches

Darren Banks: "Seeing in the Dark - A Group Show" CIRCA site, Newcastle, UK

Seeing in the Dark
- A Group Show

Preview: Wednesday 19 October, 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition continues: 19 October - 12 November 2011

Curtis Mayfield House,
Newcastle upon Tyne

Featuring work by

John Adams, Kevin Atherton, Darren Banks, Jon Bewley, Ian Breakwell & Mike Leggett, Noel Clueit, David Critchley, Benedict Drew, Mat Fleming, Ken Gill, Richard Grayson, Emma Hart, Tina Keane, John Kippin, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Stephen Partridge, Heather Phillipson, Peter Todd, Maria Theodoraki, Belinda Williams

Seeing in the Dark is an exhibition and series of events inspired by artist run groups from the 1970s and '80s, such as Newcastle's Ayton Basement and Basement Group, and London's 2B Butler's Wharf. These groups were formed by artists with diverse practices (music, performance, film and video) inhabiting vacant industrial spaces to produce opportunistic and eclectic events.

Over four weeks Seeing in the Dark will occupy one floor of Curtis Mayfield House, a one time industrial space a stone's throw from the original Basement Group venue, to celebrate the influence and legacy of those artist-run spaces, extending this into the present with a contemporary focus. The exhibition will revisit key works from the '70s and '80s by artists associated with those groups among others, alongside contemporary media and performance artists' work, bringing together moving image and live performance by some of the most innovative artists working in the UK, from the past thirty years to the present day.

These are hybrid cross-disciplinary, sometimes collaborative works that reverberate with a spirit of playfully serious enquiry and exploration; they are often wry, humorous and irreverent, revelling in language and wordplay, realised through film, video, spoken word, musical performance and installation.

Darren Banks
Clusterfuck 2 (Don't Look In The Basement Remix), 2011 (Still)
Duration 05:10 Minutes (Looped)
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery

Sophie Lisa Beresford: 'Empty Orchestra', Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

Sophie Lisa Beresford, Pizza Shop Dance, 2008, Single Channel Video, 04:06 minutes looped, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery

Empty Orchestra

Curated by Georgie Park & Samuel Rodgers

13 - 23 October,

Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

Empty Orchestra is the literal translation of karaoke. This Second Gallery exhibition will be a working lounge bar including works by Dom Allen, Sophie Lisa Beresford, Stephen Cornford, Petra Cortright, Flat Soufflée, Rob Gawthrop, Christopher Gladwin, Laura James & Samuel Rodgers, Maria Minerva, Pete McPartlan, Oneohtrix Point Never, Alex Peverett and Gillian Wylde.

Artists interrogate, dismantle, displace, replace and rebuild the tools and contexts of musical performance. From the use of instruments in extended ways, and playful explorations of audio/visual interferences, to work that abandons precision to embrace 'shoddiness', the exhibition brings together the slick and the shabby, the engineered and the experimental.


7-8.30pm Saturday 15 October
Jack Harris & Samuel Rodgers / Robert Curgenven & Katrin Bethge

7-9pm Friday 21 October
Dom Allen / Flat Soufflée / ICASEA-Yperdimensional Taikyokuken

7-8.30pm Saturday 22 October
Rob Gawthrop Pete McPartlan

Part of The Event and Supersonic Festival

Wolfgang Weileder: "Stilt House" hub to hub, Singapore ArchiFest 2011, Singapore

Wolfgang Weileder


Hub to Hub consists of 7 Multidisciplinary teams from Singapore and around the world, made up of architects, artists, designers, technologists and businessmen, are selected to participate in the Hub-to-Hub public art program. They will develop 7 temporary installations and provide alternative ideas of public spaces and programmes to enliven the City's urban and forgotten spaces in Bras Basah.Bugis - the Arts, Culture, Learning and Entertainment Hub of Singapore. These projects will animate the various chosen sites during the Singapore ArchiFest 2011, and demonstrate the ability of temporary interventions to act as agents to interrogate public space and present new possibilities for physical and programmatic use.

Date of Exhibition: 14 Oct to 4 Nov 2011
Venue of Exhibition: Bras Basah.Bugis



Prof Wolfgang Weileder (Art, UK), Prof Simon Guy (Architecture, UK), Oliver Heidrich (Recycling Technology, UK)


STILT HOUSE is a site-specific artwork consisting of two interconnected structures that are made from recycled plastic waste. Sited at Dhoby Ghaut Green, the architectural installation offers, through it's perforated black walls, an elevated and translucent perspective on the surrounding land and cityscape. By reinterpreting this traditional housing typology, that was originally made from sustainable local materials and was ecologically adapted to the specific climate and landscape, the STILT HOUSE encourages us to rethink our relationship with the environment we inhabit. It also confronts us with the debris of our consumer society in the unexpected form of an innovative building material that translates waste into new productive and aesthetic uses.


Jury Citations: The Malay stilt house typology is very interesting in terms of environmental sustainability. It is thus relevant to the local context, questioning our cultural and environmental awareness as there are not many stilt houses left in urbanised Singapore.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Darren Banks: "The Art of Fear" Nighthawk Cinema, Brooklyn, NY

The Art of Fear

Takeshi Murata
Darren Banks
Jamie Shovlin
My Barbarian
Aida Ruilova
Marnie Weber

Previews: Wednesday 9th & Wednesday 15th October 2011

The infectiousness of horror cinema has spawned a generation of artists who explode conventional expectations of how horror is expressed and consumed. Hosted by Nighthawk Cinema in Brooklyn, The Art of Fear exposes this provocative relationship between horror film and visual art in a program of video and film works by international contemporary artists who glean from the structural, narrative and aesthetic style of horror cinema.