10 - 21 December 2016


Paola Ciarska

Juliet Fleming

Liv Fontaine

Jake Kent

Andrew Maughan

Alfie Strong


Worried Mother is the second of 3 exhibitions curated by M I L K, an artists collective based in Newcastle as part of their takeover of WORKPLACE GATESHEAD. Worried Mother responds to society’s concerns and reservation around people deciding to pursue a career in the arts.


M I L K are an artist-led collective based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Formed in 2015, M I L K aim to provide a platform for emerging artists to exhibit. As practicing artists themselves, M I L K members perceived a lack of opportunities and recognised exhibition spaces in Newcastle for early career and emerging artists. M I L K seeks to address this discord with a varied programme of exhibitions and events focused on supporting early career artists both regionally and nationally.



For more information or images please contact: mmmilkcollective@gmail.com


Artists Biographies:


Paola Ciarska (b. 1993, nr Gdansk, Poland)

Recent exhibitions include: Kingsgate Project Space, London; Exchange Rates, w/ Gallery North, Brooklyn, New York; Curious? Festival, Abject Gallery, Newcastle; Newcastle University Degree Show, Newcastle and Copeland Gallery, London.


Juliet Fleming (b. 1991, London)

Recent exhibitions include: Hiatus, Holy Biscuit, Newcastle; From the Rocks Above the Pass, House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough; Closed Mouth Open Mind, w/ Stuart Tait, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle; Quit While You’re Ahead, 136 Shields Road, Newcastle; Nottingham Castle Open, Nottingham; GRAD-(ient), Whistle Art Stop, Haltwhistle.


Liv Fontaine (b. 1989, Southhampton)

Recent exhibitions include: I'm Feeling So Virtual I'm Violent, HA HA Gallery, Southampton; Put Your Money Where My Mouth Is, The Royal Standard, Liverpool; Sorry About Last Night, part of ArtSheffield, curated by It's All Tropical, Sheffield; MONO6, The Courtyard Theatre, London; Claire Barrow's The Retro-spective, ICA, London. 


Jake Kent (b. 1990, Leek, Staffordshire)

Recent exhibitions include: Mould Map 6 – Terraformers, curated by Landfill Editions, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham; Body Holes, New Scenario, Berlin Biennale; Everything’s A Ruin Waiting to Happen, Cactus Gallery, Liverpool (solo); Join in Building a Tower, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham; The Fool, Two Queens, Leicester. Jake graduated from the School of the Damned in 2016 and runs Aspirational Living, a nomadic collaborative curatorial project. He was co-founder of Triple O.G. Shop and Gallery (2013 - 2015) and Losers Gym (2016 - ongoing).


Andrew Maughan  (b. 1987, Newcastle upon Tyne)

Recent exhibitions include: Dangerous Cliffs, Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow; Nice Waves, JAMBON, NewBridge Project, Newcastle; McAllister's, JAMBON, It's Friday, Glasgow International Festival.


Alfie Strong (b. 1989, Shrewsbury)

Recent exhibitions include: Green Fuzz, Xero Kline Coma, London; Exchange Rates, w/ 12o Collective, Brooklyn, New York; Heart Shaped Like A Baseball Bat, Periclo, Oriel Wrexham, Wrexham (solo); Rabble MC, Hutt Collective, Nottingham; People You May Know, Bosse and Baum, London; Business as Usual, Turf Projects, London; Je m’appelle Mother Fucker, à côté du 69, Nantes, France.


WORKPLACE GATESHEAD is supported by Arts Council England