Preview 22nd November 18.00-20.00 Runs from 22 November - 7 January
Gutter Words is a complex book work and the culmination of a 10 year enquiry which aims to explore the sculptural space of language, the book and its physical connection to the body. The written word and the book are mediated through an array of linguistic, design and typographic conventions which act as the safeguards to a tightly managedexperience...
Annie O'Donnell, Phil Illingworth, Tony Charles, Emma Bennett, Alan Hathaway
Middlesbrough Art Weekender
27th-28th September 10-4 pm
29th September - 12-3 pm
Platform A Gallery has developed relationships with artists who have established and developed their practice through an exploration of a variety of materials. Whether through paint, steel or plastic these artists have investigated a variety of artistic concerns and honed their ideas in diverse ways. Materials bring together and survey a selection of objects that have been displayed in the gallery space over a number of years in different exhibitions
Bobby Benjamin, Connor Shields, Craig Oldham, Faye Hadfield, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Helen Pailing, Kraig Wilson, Mary Griffiths, Nicola Ellis, Theodore Major
28 March - 9 May
As heavy industry has declined in the North of England, an understanding of areas with strong industrial heritage and identity, have often been distorted....
'Imitating with the mouth the fluid voices of birdscame long beforemen were able to sing together in melody and please the ear'. Lucretius (94-55BC): De Rerum Natura
This exhibition of pictures by Mike Collier and musicby Bennett Hogg was initially inspired by listening to a dawn chorus in a Northumberland woodland.....
No Dark Things
22 November 2018 – 8 January 2019
In his first solo show at Platform A, Alan Hathaway will present new work that explores his continued interest in abstraction.
Hathaway’s choice of scale, colour and manipulation of industrial materials, references and critiques historic approaches to monochromatic painting and minimalist sculpture, and places him squarely within current debates that present painting as a ‘non medium specific’ activity or as ‘post conceptual’.
4th October - 15th November 2018
Repeated patterns of existence are mesmerisingly submerged within Francesca Simon’s current paintings. The recent series of hinged triptychs is inspired by looking down at the world, noticing both the elusive and the systematic
Sept 7 - Oct 5
Through painting and printmaking Rachael Clewlow has created a visual language that reflects an obsessive attention to detail and a desire to map out her own experiences of the world....
18th May - 30th June
Category Errorsituates artists as initiators in the search for identity and attachment in an ongoing period of displacement and uncertainty. It continues the tradition of collage as a strategy for cultural critique and for making connections and transformations...
10th March - 21st April
Curated by Paul Carey-Kent
My guess is when you walk in to Tony Charles’ show at Platform A, you will think it is made up of painting and sculpture. You’d be right, but the twist is that you'll probably have them the wrong way round....
17 November – 5 January 2017
In her first solo exhibition at Platform A,Emma Bennett presents a series of paintings responding to the recent closure of a particular building in Middlesbrough.
29 September -3 November 2016
Preview 29 September
Phil Illingworth’s practice encompasses the expanded fields of painting and drawing, three-dimensional works, and the conceptual...
Push Me, Pull You.
9 June – 7 July 2016
Preview 9th June 6-8pm
In his first solo show for the gallery Alex Charrington presents a new site-specific window installation, shown here for the first time alongside a body of screen prints investigating colour, light and space...
We Are All Measured Together
24th March - 23rd April, 2016
Preview 24th March 6-8pm
Platform A is delighted to present a significant new body of works on paper by Nick Kennedy in his first solo show for the gallery....
It'll Hold Until It Breaks
10 December 2015 – 14 January 2016
Preview: 10 December, 6-8pm
It seems pertinent that at this time in the history of iron and steel production in Teesside, Platform A should be presenting the artist Nicola Ellis...
10 October – 3 November
Stable brings together the artists of Platform A Gallery in a peresentation that corresponds to the Localism exhibition opening the same day at mima....
Mark Peter Wright
11 September - 3 October 2015
Preview 10 September 6-8pm
Mark Peter Wright works across sound, video, assemblage and performance. His practice critically explores the relationship between humans, animals, environments and their associated technologies of capture: playfully and poignantly animating the rituals and constructs behind what he calls these "humanimentical" relations.
Between Painting and Place
8 May-18 June 2015
Preview 7 May 2015
Jo McGonigal's practice examines how the compositional and material components of painting affect the experiential basis of the viewer, not what the painting means but what it does...
6 March - 2 April 2015
Preview 5 March 2015
The creative manipulation of what might be considered as democratic materials and concepts seems fitting for an exhibition at Platform A, a gallery that has been informed and molded by the industrial heritage of its locality.
John Buckland Wright
December 12 - January 29
Preview December 11
'At the heart of the notion of biography are questions about the links between people and things: about the ways meanings and values are accumulated and transformed.' (Gosden and Marshall 1999:172) Twice Removed is the third exhibition in the series of pairings between Platform A artists and the mima Fine Art collection.
Andrew Bick, Katrina Blannin, Clem Crosby, David Ryan, Francesca Simon, Kate Terry
Artists in Conversation Thursday 9th October 4.30pm
Exhibition runs from 10th October – 20th November
This exhibition looks at the relationship between the construction of an artwork and its physical presence...
A Sublime Confluence - Rick Copsey
11th July - 22nd August 2014
A Sublime Confluence is a solo exhibition by Rick Copsey which presents new and recent works in the current Paintscape series, an extension of the Seascape series of 2010 – 2011.
White Nights: Lothar Götz
May 2nd - June 13th 2014
Whilst Götz’ practice ranges in scale from site-specific wall paintings and room-sized spatial installations to paintings and drawings, there is a clear coherence and dialogue across his body of work...
AV Festival 14: Extraction
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak
1 March - 31 March 2014 (open Sundays 12-4pm)
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak's new work for AV Festival is part of the ongoing series of sculptures After four rotations of A, B will make one revolution (2009-2013),
All Depth and No Substance
Thursday 17th December 2013 - Thursday 30th January 2014.
A problem for art historians is that it is often those paintings that are held to be prime examples of the use of perspective in the early Renaissance, which, when looked at closely, defy the rules of perspective...
The Tyranny of the Picture Plane and Other Pressure Tools
Friday 25th October- Thursday 5th December
Preview 2.30 - 4.30pm 24th October
Exhibiting the work of William Tillyer at Platform A in parallel to his retrospective at mima presents an interesting challenge.
Friday 12 July – 22 August 2013
Preview 6 – 8pm Thur 11th July
Interruption is a solo exhibition by Lee Machell in which a Duchampian lexicon of playful dissent pervades the space of Platform A.....
North South Divine
WW Gallery, London
Wed 3rd April – Sat 11th May 2013
Preview 6 - 9pm Tues 2 April
Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough
Friday 17 May – 20 June 2013
Preview 6 – 9pm Thur 16 May
WW and Platform A are pleased to present North South Divine, an exhibition of works by eight artists across two cities situated at the North and South of the country, featuring Alison Wilding, Kate Davis, Tony Charles, Deb Covell, Chiara Williams, Boa Swindler, Phil Illingworth and Annie O'Donnell.....
Reporter: James Brooks
1st March - 11th April 2013
James Brooks uses radio, film, television and paper-based media sources, of varying cultural status, as starting points to make drawings, prints, audio and video works. His practice implements a variety of slight to laborious interventions as a means to realise esoteric manipulations of the original source material.....
Know Your Place: Annie O'Donnell
7th September – 13th October 2012
‘One launches forth, hazards an improvisation. But to improvise is to join with the World, or to meld with it. One ventures from home on the thread of a tune. Along sonorous, gestural, motor lines that…graft themselves onto or begin to bud ‘lines of drift’ with different loops, knots, speeds, movements, gestures, and sonorities.’ Giles Deleuze and Félix Guattari......
Fill Line: Alexis Harding
15th June - 28th July ( Preview 14th June 6-8pm ) Fill Line is the first solo exhibition in the North East of Alexis Harding’s paintings. The exhibition will feature eight representative works dating from 2004 until 2012 and include a new temporary, wet, site specific painting.....
This That and the Other
20th April - 31st May
Bringing together the work of Deb Covell, Keith Coventry and Barry Flanagan in the second in the series of pairings between Platform A artists and work from the mima collection.....
Milwaukee/Duisburg: James Benning
1st March - 31st March 2012.
As part of AV Festival 12, Platform A presents MILWAUKEE/DUISBURG by James Benning.....
Painting by Object
13th January - 22nd February 2012
The first in a series of Platform A pairings that connects Platform A artists with works from the mima collection, brings together works from Tony Charles and Edmund de Waal.....
DJ Simpson, New Works
20th October - 2nd December
The British artist DJ Simpson has developed a singular and remarkably consistent series of paintings over the last dozen years.....
‘FUZE’, the inaugral group show opened on 28th July at Platform A’s newly refurbished gallery space within Middlesbrough Railway Station...
Tony Charles and Deb Covell recently exhibited work in ‘Afternoon Tea’ at the 54th Venice Biennale with WW Gallery as Part of the 'UK at the Venice Biennale' programme and the wider Biennale collateral exhibitions in The Quaffers Pavilion, 1960 Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy 54th Venice Biennale, 30 May – 12 June, Venice, Italy.....
Dander ‘Dander’, Platform A’s well recieved exhibition for London Art Fair, included new and recent work by a group of artists whose practice is connected by subtle narratives around place and identity.....