Between November 2014 – October 2015 Drop City, Newcastle presented 8 exhibitions in our gallery at 20 South Street. Since it is Drop City’s ambition to work with artists who are at various stages of their careers and whose practices have a particular reference to Drop City and its founders motivations, the gallery space allowed for an intense and complex relationship to develop between artists and audiences during our first year.
As our location at 20 South Street closed for re-development, we are excited to take this opportunity to explore more ways to work in the city, carrying on the format of a commercial gallery – representing and supporting our artists work on the art market – whilst opening up more diverse and dynamic potential for our activity and engagement with the city.
Drop City, Newcastle
at 20 South Street
Sophie Macpherson (b.1972, Aylesbury, England) graduated with a BA from Glasgow School of Art in 1996 and served as a committee member at Transmission Gallery from 1998 to 2000.
Recent projects and exhibitions include: news and booze, with Clare Stephenson, live event, commissioned by Tramway, Glasgow (2014) as part of ‘Generation – 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’; Brain Mail: Glasgow, California (2014), curated by George Clarke, as part of ‘Generation – 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’; Costume- Written Clothing, Tramway, Glasgow (2013); The Irregular Correct – New Art from Glasgow at the Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle (2012); Studio 58: Woman Artists in Glasgow Since WW2, The Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow (2012); Shoplifters, Shopgirls’/’Ornament and Boredom with Clare Stephenson, Tramway (2011)/ICA London (2012); Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic, Tate Modern, London (2011) and The Voice is a Language, part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2010). Macpherson was awarded the Scottish Arts Council/Location One New York residency, completed in 2009, followed by a semester auditing classes at the California Institute of Arts. She is a founding member of the all female music collective Muscles of Joy.
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