Workplace was founded by Miles Thurlow and Paul Moss in 2002 in the Northeast of England as an artist-led group. In 2005 we opened Workplace Gallery in Gateshead Town Centre to commercially represent a group of artists based in one of the most economically deprived areas of the UK and help them access the international artworld.
In 2017, after over a decade of successfully developing international careers for our artists, Workplace set up Workplace Foundation to support and exhibit emerging and under-represented artists - with a commitment to cutting through the excluding barriers of race, sexuality, gender, class and privilege, and with a focus upon countering a poverty of opportunity that exists outside of the Capital.
Workplace Foundation is a registered charity based in Gateshead in the Northeast of England, and is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Organisations. Workplace Gallery continues to grow as a separate commercial gallery and is based in London and Gateshead.
Our stand at Manchester Contemporary 2017 reflects the recent and forthcoming programme at Workplace Foundation in Gateshead, and our commitment to supporting artists from across the UK and abroad.
Works by: Agnes Calf, Daniel Davies, Susie Green, Robert McNally, Mick Peter, and Milk Collective (Matt Antoniak, James Hindle, Max Lee, Joe Shaw).
Workplace Foundation at The Manchester Contemporary 2017