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We are delighted to introduce Sophie Brown as our next Circus intern. Based in Dingwall, Sophie graduated from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen this year (2020) and had to complete her degree show from home during the lockdown.


Sophie's recent work focuses on distorting historic Feminist theory on the female body and how it is viewed by society. Her practice is fundamentally concerned with the formation of Toxic Masculinity within Western society, with particular focus on the study of individuals who have gained large-scale media attention following the #MeToo Movement within the scope of sexual abuse and violence.

"I am extremely excited to get started as the next graduate intern at Circus Artspace. Having recently returned to the area, I am really thrilled and incentivised to be meeting and collaborating with local creatives - especially in these uncertain times. I look forward to supporting events and projects taking place in the next few months across the Highlands - online and beyond - while also refining my own skill set and creative practices with the support of the team."  Sophie Brown

Throughout the early days of lockdown, Sophie decided to curate a live-stream exhibition I’M A
 through her Instagram @by.sophiebrown, which feature 30 minute talks by herself and four other artists over the course of one evening in June. This was expanded on during August and September with a six week long project I’M A CREEP : CONVERSATIONS, in which she pre-filmed and edited 1 hour long ‘conversations’ between herself and six new artists, discussing topics such as mental health, disability, feminism and diversity within the art community.


Circus Artspace run an internship programme, 4 times a year we will advertise for one intern post. Interns will work as part of the Circus collective gaining first hand experience in all the activities carried out by an artist-run collective. Successful interns will receive a £300 stipend to cover any out of pocket expenses. The next internship Open Call will be advertised from February 2021.


The 2020 internship programme has been kindly supported by funding from The Highland Society of London. 

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