Between November 2014 – October 2015 Drop City, Newcastle presented eight 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 open up diverse and dynamic potential for our activity and engagement with the city.



9 – 17 July 2016

Drop City, Newcastle
at 36 Lime Street


Preview, 2pm Saturday 9 July



Drop City are proud to announce the return leg of an exhibition exchange with MAUVE (Vienna) and Drop City (Newcastle and Düsseldorf).

why the long face, black sphinx? is an exhibition by the Vienna-based artist run gallery MAUVE, showing works by its founding members Daniel Ferstl, Titania Seidl and Lukas Thaler. The first exhibition, So, took place in Vienna in November 2015, presenting works by Drop City founders Paul Becker, Nadia Hebson, Sam Watson and Eleanor Wright.

The exhibition takes place at 36 Lime Street, Newcastle, UK.

And then suddenly we owned this garden.
Well, we didn’t own it, but we somehow conquered it.
A crystal garden, made of blooming amethyst and rose quartz.
The three of us tended to it and let it thrive.
Now and then a sphinx would stop by and grant us wishes.
We were given a horse, a cashmere jumper and the most beautiful chains,
shared a laugh and left in best of spirits.

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