Collective Gallery

Collective Gallery
City Observatory & Dome, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA
  • Telephone 0131 556 1264
  • Seasonal times 1 Oct–31 Mar: Tue–Sun 10am–4pm; closed Mon. 1 Apr–30 Sep: Tue–Sun 10am–5pm; closed Mon. Aug only: daily 10am–6pm.
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  • Website www.collectivegallery.net
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Established as an artist-run gallery in 1984, the Collective is committed to supporting new visual art through a programme of exhibitions, projects and commissions. It shows sculpture, painting, film and photography, nearly all of it self-generated, and collaborates with an average of 12 artists a year, with a particularly high profile at the Edinburgh Art Festival in August and events such as the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2014, the gallery moved from its original location on Cockburn Street to the City Observatory on Calton Hill.

One commission that typifies the gallery's expansive approach was Aleksandra Mir’s How Not to Cookbook, an anthology of cooking disasters that was the starting point for an events programme that included pot-luck dinners hosted by academics and comedians with live music played in the background. The gallery was also involved in the 1mile² projects Publik Booth and Bank of Reason, which were part of a wider art programme reaching around the world to locations such as Tehran, Shanghai and Karachi.

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Patrick Staff: To Those in Search of Immunity (Observers' Walk) 

Patrick Staff will develop a new Observers’ Walk to be launched at Edinburgh Art Festival this year. Observers' Walks is a series of downloadable audio guides commissioned by Collective and created by artists specifically to be listened to on Calton Hill, an iconic and historic location in Edinburgh city centre. Using…

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 31 Aug

Ross Little: The Heavy of Your Body Parts and The Cool Air of the Air Condition

  • 4 stars

Film and installation from Ross Little, tracing different forms of globalised labour.

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 15 more dates until 10 Sep

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