The first exhibition of New Work Scotland Programme 2007 was by Holly McCulloch. Holly's exhibition featured 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 the installation describe the hierarchical statement of the colours, which are intended to mimic bureaucratic systems and institutional structures. In the second gallery, the viewer was confronted by the 'hub' of this pseudo-instituition. The work Circle Presentation dryly explained the colour hierarchy systems, whilst excluding the viewer with cryptic language and mundane imagery.
New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2007 participants were Holly McCulloch, Oliver Herbert, Andy Wake, Jason Nelson and Tessa Lynch.
New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies, to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.
This is an archived programme entry.