Workplace was founded in 2002 by Miles Thurlow and Paul Moss (d.2019) as an artist-led curatorial project in the Northeast of England. In 2005 Workplace opened its first gallery in Gateshead and ran a programme there until 2018.

Workplace relaunched in October 2020 in London and is now based at 50 Mortimer Street in Fitzrovia. In 2023 Workplace announced the launch of a second gallery space in Newcastle, UK.

Paul Moss and Miles Thurlow in Gateshead's Trinity Court aka as the Get Carter Car Park
Miles Thurlow and Paul Moss in Gateshead's 'Get Carter Car-park' above Workplace's first gallery.
Photo: Spencer Murphy