23 November 2017
It's all change for Collective this week as we say goodbye to our temporary gallery unit. Since the first exhibitions by Karen Cunningham and Goldin+Senneby in the winter of 2013, the cabin has been the setting for many memorable exhibitions and events.
The Collective team are now taking up residence on the City Observatory site before we open it to the public next year.
Whilst there is plenty of building work still going on, we have reached a number of exciting milestones in our construction and restoration project. All the buildings are now sealed from the elements with new glazing and roofs are wind and water-tight. Sometimes framing a view can enhance it. The floor-to-ceiling windows in our new restaurant overlooking the city and the Firth of Forth now augment what was already a jaw-dropping panorama.
In the City Observatory and Transit House traditional lath and plaster has been applied and is slowly drying out. Our team of apprentices from St Mary's Cathedral have completed their restoration of the original stonework and in the next few weeks the scaffolding cloaking the Observatory will be removed. We can't wait to share the site with you and will keep you posted on our opening date.
Many funders and individual donors have helped make this project possible. We still have 5% of our fundraising target to raise and with your help we can get there.
You can contribute to the restoration of the Observatory today by buying a brick - click here to donate