Matt Antoniak

Newcastle & Gateshead

I'm an artist working largely in painting and large-scale wall drawings that examine an interest in the ideas of artistic hierarchy, value and of art making itself.

Alongside my practice, I also co-direct Slugtown – a not-for-profit art gallery in Shieldfield. We work with early career artists, curating ambitious exhibitions working with artists based in the region and bringing artists to the region. Alongside this we also run SlugClub – a youth engagement public programme working with local youth programmes and after school clubs in the east of Newcastle.

The NewBridge Project The Shieldfield Centre 4 – 8 Clarence Walk Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AL


Recent exhibitions include: Scrapings, Piccalilli, London, UK (solo); Photocopies II, Recent Activity, Birmingham, UK; Sticker Book, 36 Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Dreamlands: Part 2, OHSH Projects, London, UK ; Group Show, Shrine, New York, USA; Matt Antoniak, Workplace Foundation, Gateshead, UK (solo); The Everyday Political, Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK. I have been artist in residence at Bradford School of Art, and The Royal Drawing School at Dumfries House. Work is held in the Prince’s Trust Collection and private collections nationally.

Skills & Experience

  • DBS Checked
  • Documentation: photography
  • Project management
  • Technical: exhibition build
  • Technique tuition: painting
  • Working with schools (primary)
  • Working with schools (secondary)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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