Wednesday, May 20, 2020

In Conversation: Claire Dorsett and Jes Fernie

Claire Dorsett, Sofa, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 250 cm

In Conversation:
Claire Dorsett and Jes Fernie

Tuesday 26th May 2020
8pm - 9pm
(UK - GMT+1)

LIVE via Zoom (FREE)
Join us for our first lockdown live In Conversation event.

This week artist Claire Dorsett will be talking to independent curator Jes Fernie about her recent work. Together they'll be discussing a range of subjects including humour, pretension, confidence and awkwardness, as well as how they’re dealing with lockdown, productivity overload, and Claire's recent solo exhibition at Workplace Foundation.

Please join us for the first of an ongoing series of informal and entertaining conversations - every Tuesday evening at 8pm, LIVE
About Claire Dorsett:

"Small things become big and big things small, both in terms of their size and feeling. I paint and draw, and I like to keep the works open ... The hope is that I am able to tap into something seen, thought or felt that others can bring their own narrative to"

Claire Dorsett (born 1985, UK) graduated from her BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton in 2007 and from MFA Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2010
Recent solo exhibitions include Claire Dorsett, Workplace Foundation, Gateshead; FRONT, STOCK Gallery, Manchester; Spill Your Guts,, Manchester and You Do The Talking, George and Jørgen Gallery, London (read more...)
About Jes Fernie:

Jes is an independent curator and writer based in Essex, UK. She works with galleries, architectural practices and public realm organisations on public programmes, commissioning schemes, exhibitions and residency projects across the UK and abroad. Working primarily beyond gallery walls, Jes is interested in an expansive idea of contemporary artistic practice, which encompasses dialogue, research, engagement and serendipity.

Jes has worked with organisations including Focal Point Gallery, Tate, Museum of London, Serpentine Gallery, RIBA, Manchester International Festival, Olympic Delivery Authority, St Paul's Cathedral, Central St Martins, University of Essex, Lund Cathedral and the RCA. (read more...)

Coming up:

About Workplace Foundation:

Workplace Foundation is a charity founded by WORKPLACE a contemporary art gallery based in Gateshead, UK. We support emerging and under-represented artists, with a focus on the North of England.

Workplace Foundation are core funded by Arts Council England as part of their National Portfolio of Organisations, 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. Please email us at to discuss.
with generous support from:

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

T: +44 (0)191 477 2200

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