New Work Scotland Programme - Collective Gallery

The Collective Gallery is delighted to announce that this year's New Work Scotland Programme will feature an exciting and varied mix of: solo exhibitions from Holly McCulloch and Jason Nelson; a series of highly experimental performative projects from Tessa Lynch, Oliver Herbert and Andy Wake (Tue 30 Oct -Sat 17 Nov); as well as ongoing discussions and professional practice events aimed at emergent artists.

2007 sees each of the artists utilising both galleries to fully demonstrate the breadth of their practice and are supported by a commissioning fee - which is vital at such an early stage in their career.

Sat 29 Sept - Sat 27 Oct: Holly McCulloch solo exhibition.

Sat 20 Oct, 1 - 4.30pm: Starting Out: Working as a Freelance Artist
This workshop is delivered by the Cultural Enterprise Office and is aimed at recent visual arts graduates and emerging artists. The session introduces the basics of working as a professional artist. The session includes practical exercises and covers; defining your work, planning, legal frameworks such as self employment, and money matters like tax and national insurance. The afternoon will feature advice from Edinburgh based artist Jenny Hogarth on building and promoting your own networks.
TO BOOK: please book your place by contacting the Cultural Enterprise Office on 0844 544 9990 or events@culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk

Tues 23 Oct, 1 - 4pm: Collective's Advice Bureau for Artists
Would you like some feedback from our creative team?
We're offering you the opportunity to get advice and feedback from our team - Sarah Munro (Director), Mel Brimfield (Associate Producer), Kate Gray (One Mile Lead Artist) and Kirsten Body (Programme Manager) on whatever creative projects you maybe planning. More brainstorming session than portfolio review. Please note, we are not soliciting applications for projects, we're offering our input and expertise to support you.
TO BOOK: There are ten 20 minute slots available, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. This event is free but must be reserved please contact the gallery on 0131 220 1260 or email kirstenbody@collectivegallery.net

Thu 25 Oct: Hey Student!: Exhibition Talk & Live Music
Although aimed at students, all welcome. 7-8pm free talk about Holly's exhibition followed by live music from 8-10pm (3) organised by Little Pebble for more info go to www.littlepebble.co.uk

Sat 27 Oct, 3 - 4pm:
Professor Anne Douglas & Chris Freemantle: The Artist as Leader

Douglas and Fremantle will share their research into the role of the artist operating within the public realm. Opening up a new trajectory of thinking about leadership that is not management based, they will propose that certain artistic practices are uniquely placed to inform or creatively develop public life.
For more info go to www.ontheedgeresearch.org and www.chris.fremantle.org

Tues 30 Oct, 7:00 - 9:00pm: Oliver Herbert: Launch Event
A chance to see the work showcased by the Oliver Herbert Award. A worldwide odyssey of artists works from selected Oliver Herbert member nations.

Wed 31 Nov - Sat 3 Nov: Oliver Herbert: Oliver Herbert Award
The gallery will be open 12-5pm and will have intermittent performances throughout the period. Please check www.collectivegallery.net for updates.

Sat 3 Nov, 3 - 5pm: New Writing in Scotland: Panel Discussion
Chaired by Glasgow based writer and critic Moira Jeffrey this event is aimed at encouraging new models of supporting writing around the visual arts in Scotland. Iinvited speakers with cover a range of issues including; Collective's New Writing Scotland Project, creative writing, critical dialogue, artists publishing and alternative forums.

Sat 3 Nov, 7 - 9pm: Oliver Herbert: Gala Prize Giving
Who will win the Oliver Herbert Award 2007? A gala prize giving for the best works combined with a performance.

Tues 6 Nov, 12 - 3pm: Tessa Lynch: Artist's Performance Workshop
Tessa will host an informal workshop where participants work together to respond to stories and generate human tableau scenes - resulting images will be displayed in the gallery space for the remainder of the week. The gallery will be closed during this event but you will be able to view the scenarios through the gallery's windows.
TO BOOK: There are 15 places available which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. This event is free but anyone who wants to participate must contact the gallery to reserve a place on 0131 220 1260 or email
kirstenbody@collectivegallery.net

Wed 7 Nov - Sat 10 Nov, 12 - 5pm: Tessa Lynch: Open for Your Interactions
If you missed Tuesday's event then why not come along and have a go at arranging Tessa's props with a space for 'acting' out any scenes you devise. All responses should be photographed and left in the space.

Sat 10 Nov, 7:00-9:00pm: Tessa Lynch: Final Performance
Tessa's closing event will feature the best tableaus produced during the week with a live narration of the corresponding story.

Tues 13 - Sat 17 Nov, 12 - 5pm: Andy Wake: Left Five Long Bones Onward
Gallery open to host an ongoing series of actions, screenings and transient exhibits. Within this, the following performances have so far been scheduled.

Wed 14 Nov, 3pm: Andy Wake: Gnawing At The Sheebs

Thur 15 Nov, 7pm: Andy Wake: Omnivore Demon - As If His Entrails Were Hairs

Fri 16 Nov, 3pm: Andy Wake: Lackleitourgia

Sat 17 Nov, 7pm: Andy Wake: Sound of a Simpler Negative Answer: Song of the Planes


Fri 23 Nov, 7 - 9pm: Jason Nelson: Exhibition Preview
Free return bus from Dundee. TO BOOK: please contact the gallery on 0131 220 1260 or email jillbrown@collectivegallery.net

Sat 24 Nov - Sat 22 Dec : Jason Nelson: Exhibition
Gallery open Tue-Sat, 12-5pm

Thur 29 Nov: Hey Student!: Exhibition Talk & Live Music
Although aimed at students, all welcome. 7-8pm free talk about Jason's exhibition followed by live music from 8-10pm (3) organised by Little Pebble for more info go to www.littlepebble.co.uk

Thur 6 Dec, 6 - 8pm: Artists DIY Soapbox: Talk Event
Do you know what's going on at the grassroots in Scotland? Come along, find out and be inspired by some of Scotland's newest and most exciting ventures. Also please get in touch with Kirsten Body at the gallery on 0131 220 1260 or email kirstenbody@collectivegallery.net - if you've got a project you'd like to promote for 10 minutes on our soapbox.
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