Collective is a contemporary visual arts organisation that brings people together around the production and presentation of new work.

About Collective

Established in 1984, Collective has been fundamental to the cultural vitality of Scotland by supporting new work by artists who are at a pivotal stage in their development. We provide artists with the opportunity to make new work and audiences the chance to see it here first.

Our programme of exhibitions, walks, events and off-site projects presents contemporary art in all its diversity. We create opportunities for participation, mutual learning and dialogue by opening out processes of art production, connecting with other fields and encouraging new developments.

Collective is currently redeveloping the City Observatory complex on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, due to open fully to the public in November 2018. Working closely with artists and engaging with our locality, through the acts of looking, thinking and producing, we are developing a new kind of City Observatory.


Kate Gray, Director
Lori Anderson, Head of Development & Enterprise
Ben Callaghan, Operations Assistant
Siobhan Carroll, Head of Programme (on maternity leave)
Emily Chandler, Operations Assistant
Eric Hildrew, Head of Marketing & Communications
Eleanor Jones, Exhibitions Trainee
Lara MacLeod, Retail Manager
Emmie McLuskey, Associate Producer
Brooke Milliken, Creative Trainee
Katie Reynolds, Producer (Learning)
Frances Stacey, Acting Head of Programme
Alison Thorburn, Bookkeeper


Anne Bonnar, Chair
Susanna Beaumont
Nicola Catterall
Maria Fusco
Sarah Gilzean
Alex Hinton
Akiko Kobayashi
Colin Murray
Scott Rogers
Uzair Syed
Susan Webster