Wed – Sat, 10am – 5pm; Sun, 12 – 4pm

Preview 28 September, 6 – 9pm

The Auxiliary

Punchcard is a mail art project inspired by the Structurally F_cked Report into artists pay and conditions. The report highlights the shockingly low pay of artists which averages £2.60 per hour. How to close the artist pay gap on the cheap?

We asked 50 artists to make art quicker, in this case, produce an A5 postcard in under 15 minutes so they work at the equivalent minimum wage rate of £10.42 per hour. Will the result be hurried? Stressed? Half-baked and half-finished? Or will ideas of pride or hope labour mean that artists cheat themselves out of their own time? In short, do we get what we pay for?

Part of Middlesbrough Art Week 2023.

31 Station Street Middlesbrough TS1 1SR

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29 September—7 October 2023


  • Wed 10am – 5pm
  • Thu 10am – 5pm
  • Sat 10am – 5pm
  • Sun 12 – 4pm
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