For the first time in 2009, New Work Scotland Programme was able to offer its support to selected curatorial groups to produce a project within Collective's Guest Room. In 2009, Glasgow based artist-led initiative PLACE Projects produced two collaborative exhibitions with recent Scottish graduates. During the first group of New Work Scotland Programme presentations, PLACE invited Simon Gowing and Rachel MacLean to use the Guest Room as a studio space, with the outcome exhibited from 22 October – 22 November 2009. The second project, by Gallacher & Warren, was presented from 5 December 2009 – 31 January 2010 during the second group of New Work Scotland exhibitions.
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 2009 participants were Anna Tanner, Michael White, Rachel Adams, Jennifer Grant, Katharina Kiebacher and PLACE Projects.
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.