The Last Hour! was a new project curated by Timothea Armour that considered the contemporary state, and potential future, of the public house.
Taking its title from a chapter of The Pub and the People, a Mass Observation study from 1938, which examined the pub as a British institution, The Last Hour! sought to use some of the same research techniques to examine the pub of today. A new newspaper – The Last Hour! – was distributed to pubs within a mile of Collective, while a series of events discussed questions around the ownership and role of the pub.
In the windows of Collective’s soon-to-be-decommissioned temporary gallery, Toby Lloyd and Andrew Wilson created a new installation in the form of an expanded mind-map which echoed the appearance of a closed pub. The events programme culminated with the screening of Public House by Sarah Turner, a cinematic portrait of the London pub The Ivy House, and the local people who saved it from closure and redevelopment into flats.
Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2017 participants are: Grace Johnston, Alex Impey, Adam Lewis Jacob, Ross Little and Timothea Armour.