19 November 2016 - 12 January 2017



19 November 2016 – 14 January 2017

Opening: 18 November 6pm – 8pm



The Old Post Office

19-21 West Street

Gateshead, NE8 1AD


Gallery opening hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm


WORKPLACE is delighted to announce a new collaboration with M I L K artists collective.

M I L K will takeover Workplace Gateshead for a 2 Month period as organisation in residence during which they will programme 3 group exhibitions and a series of accompanying talks and events featuring both M I L K members and invited artists from the North East region and further afield.


The first two exhibitions are about doubt from within and from without. Both exhibitions address themes that are relevant to early-career and emerging artists and will provide an important comment on what it is to be a young artist in the North in 2016.


This Is It, Isn’t It? explores ideas of self-awareness, self-reflexivity and self-doubt as a core of artists’ practice.

19 November – 3 December 2016

Philip Coyne, Grace Denton, Joe Fletcher Orr, Luca George, Max Lee, Luke Mullen, Mathew Parkin, The White Pube

Worried Mother responds to society’s concerns and reservation around people deciding to pursue a career in the arts.

10 December – 21 December 2016 (preview Friday 9 December)

Paola Ciarska, Juliet Fleming, Liv Fontaine, Jake Kent, Andrew Maughan, Alfie Strong 


The final exhibition will open on 3rd January.

M I L K  x  WORKPLACE closing party will take place on Saturday 14th January 2017.

Further details to be announced.


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.