An Undesirable Archive: Steve McPherson

Dates:16 September 2016 to 21 September 2016

10.30am to 5pm

Preview – Friday 16 September 6pm to 8pm

Steve McPherson has been collecting, documenting and using plastic objects that he finds on the coast of Thanet, in his artworks for over 20 years. His exhibition ‘Undesirable Archive’ at the Pie Factory, provides the opportunity to explore a variety of artworks using these materials which are destined to become the archaeological markers of the 21st century.

The title ‘Undesirable Archive’ has been taken from Steve’s growing environmental photographic work which will be installed in the space. Also on display over the course of the exhibition will be a variety of wall hung pieces, sculptural objects and a chance to view the short documentary, ‘The Lost Song’; which explores the process and inspirations behind McPherson’s practice.

For more information about this exhibition, please call 07968 970277

This exhibition is supported by Pie Factory Margate as part of Margate Festival: Sight Seeking

Pie Factory Margate Steve McPherson 16 Figures
16 Figures
Pie Factory Margate Steve McPherson Marine Plastic
Marine Plastic


Steve McPherson is a British artist, whose primary source material has been the discarded plastic objects that wash ashore near his home on the Kent coast of the UK.
In recent years Steve has worked with British Council in Cairo, and won a Sculpture residency for the International Marine Environment Art Project at The National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan. He has collaborated artistically to promote the work of a range of marine conservation groups including the Marine Conservation Society (UK), Surfers Against Sewage (UK) and Algalita Marine Research Foundation (USA).
He exhibits a diverse range of artworks in an equal diverse range of exhibitions. Including; Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, France, ‘Gyre – The Plastic Ocean’ Touring exhibition USA, ‘b-side festival’, Cultural Olympiad of 2012, and shows in Berlin and Turin, Switzerland, Finland, France and Italy and the USA.
Artworks can be commissioned and purchased by contacting the artist directly via email –

Steve McPherson is represented by Victori + Mo Gallery New York, USA.

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