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Catherine Payton
Time Capsule

Affinity and Allusion

Observers' Walks



For Edinburgh Art Festival 2018 Collective is delighted to present Time Capsule, a new Walk by artist Catherine Payton made with Abbeyhill and Leith Walk Primary Schools.

The year is 2168, Edinburgh is flooded and all that remains are a series of islands made from the city’s seven hills. Join the pupils of Calton Hill Island School while they describe a day in their lives; including what they eat, learn, worship, play and how they defend themselves against other islands.

Download the map and further information here.

Catherine Payton is an artist based in Edinburgh. She has exhibited at Supercollider, Blackpool, Generator Projects, Dundee and Collective, through New Work Scotland Programme. Catherine was a founding member of Rhubaba.

Part of Affinity and Allusion

Featuring new work spanning sculpture, installation, performance, audio work and text by six artists chosen specially for the opening of Collective, Affinity and Allusion will be presented across all of Collective’s exhibition spaces, grounds and buildings. The artists brought together all create art which fundamentally asks us to question how we view the world around us, an approach that is central to Collective’s vision for a new kind of city observatory on Calton Hill.

Affinity and Allusion is sponsored by Baillie Gifford investment managers.


Catherine Payton, Anton Lukoszevieze, Abbeyhill & Leith Walk Primary Schools
Catherine Payton

Part of Observers' Walks

Observers' Walks are a series of downloadable audio guides commissioned by Collective and created by artists specifically to be listened to on Calton Hill.