Thursday, October 10, 2013

WORKPLACE GALLERY new London space

Workplace are delighted to announce the opening of a new space in Mayfair, central London. Complimenting the programme of our main gallery in Gateshead, Workplace London will present curated exhibitions alongside available works by gallery artists. Workplace London will be viewable by invitation and appointment only.


Eric Bainbridge
Marcus Coates
Jacob Dahlgren
Laura Lancaster
Mike Pratt

14th October - 16th November 2013

Mezzanine Floor
61-65 Conduit Street
London W1S 2GB
(access via New Burlington Place)

by invitation and appointment only

Sleeper will be available to view throughout Frieze week
To make an appointment and for information regarding available works please email us directly at

We look forward to welcoming you.

best wishes

Paul & Miles

Photo: Brian Whar

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Laura Lancaster: "Painting Past Present" Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Image: Laura Lancaster   Untitled, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 34 cms, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery



Painting Past Present

until 9th February 2014


Laing Art Gallery
New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne


Helen Baker, Paul Housley, Laura Lancaster, Eleanor Moreton, Mali Morris, Narbi Price, James Ryan, Helen Smith, Alli Sharma, Sue Spark, Emma Talbot


This exhibition combines paintings from past generations of artists that are part of the Laing Art Gallery permanent collection with works from a new generation of painters. Works have been selected that have inspired or informed contemporary working methods This exhibition explores the way painters pass on their craft to further generations. It explores the way a new generation can rework the past in a way that is not ironical nor a pastiche. By looking at  materials and methods of painting attached to different windows in time we can understand the dialogue that is continued artist to artist in a medium as old as history itself. By comparing new paintings with older works, contemporary attitudes and ideas are clarified. We are given a sense of the continuing fascination that craft holds in painting and the way that it offers new ways of understanding and recycling part redundant ideologies. The exhibition will not only give a historical and contemporary take on traditional methods and media such as tempera, oil and collage but also consider meaning within a historical context by looking at the way craft informs and works with the current concerns of the moment.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Eric Bainbridge, Catherine Bertola, Laura Lancaster, Paul Merrick, Cecilia Stenbom, Matt Stokes : "Tip of the Iceberg" Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

Image: Eric Bainbridge  Two Bobs, 2008, Archival Inkjet Print, 90 x 128 cms, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery



Tip of the Iceberg

Private View - Thursday 3 October (18.30-20.30)
59 Central Street, London EC1V 3AF

4th October 2013 - 3rd January 2014

Over the last four years, Contemporary Art Society North has organised studio visits and exhibition tours with over 60 artists based across the region.

Tip of the Iceberg is an exhibition, curated by Mark Doyle and Rebecca Morrill, that offers audiences in London the chance to see work by 28 of these artists. It is the fourth in the guest-curated PROJECTS series, which takes place at Contemporary Art Society's headquarters: 59 Central Street.

The exhibition features work by Iain Andrews, Eric Bainbridge, Catherine Bertola, Andrew Bracey, Pavel Büchler, Tony Charles, James Clarkson, Rachael Clewlow, Samantha Donnelly, Graham Dolphin, Leo Fitzmaurice, Susie Green, Dave Griffiths, Mary Griffiths, Matthew Houlding, Nick Kennedy, Laura Lancaster, Harry Meadley, Paul Merrick, Tim Machin, Anne Vibeke Mou, Michael Mulvihill, Emily Speed, David Steans, Cecilia Stenbom, Matt Stokes, Imogen Stidworthyand Rafal Topolewski.

Work in the exhibition will be for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the ongoing work of Contemporary Art Society North. A price list is available on request.