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Imagine for a moment if you will the haunting sound of Joy Division echoing through the ghost of a damp and decaying concrete building; this gives some idea of what awaits you with Transmission, an eclectic and vibrant group exhibition hosted online in the now digital depths of what was the Get Carter car park in Gateshead.

More formally known as Trinity Court, the brooding Brutalist masterpiece was demolished in 2009 to make way for a much less foreboding but bland and branded precinct of shops, community facilities and a cinema. The regeneration of the crumbling Trinity Court into Trinity Square also included the erasure of 34 Ellison Street which was Workplace Gallery’s first exhibition space. The space has now been resurrected through clever technology and visitors can log on to enjoy new and recent work by artists Simeon Barclay, Marcus Coates, Jennifer Douglas, Louise Giovanelli and Laura Lancaster.

Now based on Gateshead’s West Street (although currently not open to the public), Workplace was initially founded out of the Northern artist led scene by Paul Moss, Richard Forster and Miles Thurlow. From its Gateshead base the gallery rapidly became the leading commercial and contemporary art gallery outside of London and regularly takes part in major international art fairs, collections and exhibitions worldwide. Their evident ability to evolve and innovate is what makes the gallery, and this exhibition, such a thrilling prospect.

Transmission is available to view via Workplace’s website until Saturday 5th September

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