Friday 28 September 2007

New Work, New Happenings

September 2007 - Newsletter 7
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Holly McCulloch
New Work Scotland Programme 2007
Holly McCulloch

First up for Collective's New Work Scotland Programme 2007 (NWSP) is Glasgow School of Art graduate, Holly McCulloch. NWSP lies at the heart of Collective's Professional Development Programme and creates a dedicated three month period for the support and development of new artists in Scotland through exhibiting, writing and event opportunities. A final group of 5 artists were selected by an international panel of curators from an initial submission of over 180 applications. Holly's exhibition features new work as part of an ongoing project where six basic colours of six dresses form the starting point for an investigation into the social and political meanings attached to colour. The drawings, sculpture and video featured in this installation describe the hierarchical statement of the colours in a mimicry of bureaucratic systems and institutional structures.

Preview: Fri 28 Sept, 7 - 9pm.
Exhibition: Sat 29 Sept - Sat 27 Oct.
Gallery Open: Tues - Sat, 12 - 5pm. FREE.

NWSP Newspaper
NWSP 2007 Events Programme

Sat 20 Oct. 1-4:30pm Starting Out
Workshop aimed at recent visual arts graduates and emerging artists, delivered by the Cultural Enterprise Office. TO BOOK: contact the CEO on 0844 544 9990 or

Tues 23 Oct. 1-4pm Collective's Advice Bureau for Artists
We're offering the opportunity to get advice and feedback from our creative team - Sarah our Director, Mel our Associate Producer, Kate our One Mile Lead Artist and Kirsten our Programme Manager. FREE but booking essential. To book a 20min slot contact us on 0131 220 1260 or

Thurs 25 Oct.
7-8pm Hey Student! Free exhibition talk.
8-10pm Live music £3

Both events open to everyone.

Sat 27 Oct. 3-4pm Professor Anne Douglas & Chris Freemantle:
The Artist as Leader
Douglas and Freemantle will share their research into the role of the artist operating within the public realm at this talk event.

A full list of events is available on the NWSP 2007 newspaper. Copies are available FREE from the Collective and other contemporary art venues and colleges across Scotland. NWSP is funded by Esmee Fairbairn.
Holly McCulloch Installation
Exhibition Talk & Live Music

Thursday 25 October. Come to the Collective for a free exhibition talk and stay for some live music afterwards £3. A must for students but open to everyone.

7-8pm Programme Manager Kirsten Body will discuss Holly's exhibition and the New Work Scotland Programme application process. FREE
8-10pm Live music organised by Little Pebble. Ziggy Campbell and Amy Duncan play live at the Collective £3.
N55 Services

Danish artists N55 will be visiting Edinburgh next week and installing a series of 'dispensers' in various locations as part of the One Mile Project run by the Collective Gallery. The dispensers will be in situ for 28 days at various locations.

To enable N55's dispensing systems to be integrated into everyday life in Edinburgh, there will be a public workshop at the Central Library in Edinburgh on 4 October.

There will be a reception to launch N55's dispensers on Friday 5 October at the Ross Fountain, West Prices Street Gardens, Edinburgh from 5 - 6:30pm. All welcome.
Weekly singing sessions - Come Sing with Us

Collective Chorus Wednesday nights (7-9pm) until December. These classes are informal and open to people of all singing abilities. Led by singing tutor Chandra Mather these classes are relaxed and informal. Sessions are drop in and cost £3 a go.

Our Comic Book
Next stop Wales...then London's ICA

Hot on the heels of the acclaimed launch across this year's Edinburgh Fringe, Film, Art and Book Festivals, Our Comic Book tours to Wales and London with highlights from the packed performance programme, and a new set of solo performances from contributors to the publication. The launch at Llangollen Royal International Pavilion runs over the 28th and 29th of September, and as part of Paul Gravett's Comica Festival on the 5th November at the ICA.
Collective are delighted to announce that they are one of four venues to be awarded an Engage Scotland Interpretations project. Our project INTERpreTEXT will be delivered in collaboration with Kirstie Skinner (formally Spin @ the National Galleries of Scotland) and kicks off with Jason Nelson's exhibition in November.

Engage Conference: our director Sarah Munro will be chairing the two day Engage Scotland conference on the 31st Oct and 1 Nov.
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