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Dedicated to supporting and promoting regional and under-represented artists, Workplace Foundation continue their spotlight of emerging practitioners with their new exhibition, which runs at the Newcastle gallery from Saturday 29th October-Saturday 14th January.

Companion asks artists to turn their gaze inwards, and reflect on how they view and describe their own work, while also placing themselves in context with other artists when exhibited together. The exhibition has been put together by Newcastle-based researcher and curator Gayle Meikle and includes work which spans mediums, from painting and photography to installations. British Nigerian photography Tayo Adekunle’s self-portrait work explores issues of race, gender and sexuality, often in the context of racial and colonial history; Catherine Bertola’s practice spans installation, sculpture, drawing and film, and seeks to delve further into untold stories of women’s roles in society, the home, craft production and labour; while Claire Dorsett’s paintings are inspired by what she terms as “casual, seemingly insignificant things”.

An accompanying series of sonic elements throughout the show will take the themes of companionship and interaction further, as Meikle talks to each artist about how they view their own work.

Companion runs at Workplace Foundation, Newcastle from Saturday 29th October-Saturday 14th January.

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