Started in 2002 in London by a group of art professionals and families interested in living with contemporary art The Collective is a growing network of groups collecting, sharing and enjoying contemporary art in their homes or places of work.

The combined collection of The Founding Group now comprises over 60 original and limited edition works by emerging and established artists.Selected by Workplace this exhibition includes works by:Mel Brimfield, Jemima Brown, Fiona Banner, Libia Castro & Olafur Olafsson, Martin Creed, Tom Dale, Michael Dean, Tacita Dean, Peter Doig, Bobby Dowler, Tracey Emin, Erica Eyres, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Ceal Floyer, Matthew Higgs, Gareth Jones, Alex Katz, Scott King, Jochen Klein, Edwin Li, Hilary Lloyd, Paul McCarthy, Paul Noble, Chris Ofili, Peter Pommerer, James Pyman, Frances Richardson, Giorgio Sadotti, Jane Simpson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Piotr Uklanski, Mark Wallinger, Bedwyr Williams,and Elizabeth Wright.

Free public event: Friday 5th May, 5pm -6pm, all welcomeFounding members of The Collective will give an informal introduction to the history of the group, how it works, how it expanded and plans for the future. This will be followed by an open discussion chaired by WORKPLACE directors Paul Moss and Miles Thurlow focusing on the importance of collecting contemporary art, how to make a start regardless of budget, and the challengesand opportunities for new collectors in the North of England.