Collective Edinburgh

Collective brings people together around new art, inspiring fresh ways of looking, questioning and thinking from our unique home on Calton Hill, Edinburgh.

Collective Edinburgh

About Collective Edinburgh

City Observatory 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh New Town EH7 5AA
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Established in 1984, Collective has long supported new work by artists who are at a pivotal stage in their development. In November 2018, we opened our new home on Calton Hill, featuring the restored City Observatory, City Dome, and a purpose-built exhibition space. Our programme of exhibitions, walks, and events presents contemporary art in all its diversity. We provide artists with the opportunity to make new work and audiences the chance to see it here first. By inspiring, engaging with, and learning from the people and groups around us, we aim to contribute to local, national, and international conversations.

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Upcoming Events at Collective Edinburgh

Joey Simons ‘The fearful part of it was the absence’

Joey Simons ‘The fearful part of it was the absence’

4th December 2021 - 13th March 2022

'The fearful part of it was the absence' is an exhibition by writer Joey Simons which investigates the periodic eruption and absence of rioting in Glasgow, and its effect on the shape of the city.
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H-E-L-L-O

H-E-L-L-O

22nd January 2022 - 1st May 2022

Collective Edinburgh is delighted to present Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith's first solo exhibition in Scotland!
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