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Satellites Programme 2018 Announcement

3 October 2017

We are delighted to announce the participants selected for our 2018 Satellites Programme are Sophie Collins, Helen McCrorie, Emmie McLuskey, Kimberley O’Neill and Katie Shannon.

All five participants will develop new commissions to be exhibited at Collective's new home on Calton Hill which will open early in 2018. They will be supported through a structured programme of retreats, workshops, studio visits and group discussions facilitated by artist James N Hutchinson and the Collective team.

Satellites Programme is selected from an open submission by a new panel each year and has been specifically developed to facilitate practitioners at a pivotal, emergent point in their career. This year’s selection committee were artist Kathryn Elkin, writer Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith and curator Camille Videcoq.


Sophie Collins is a poet and co-editor of tender, a quarterly journal of work by female-identified writers and artists. Sophie was Artist in Residence at Glasgow Women's Library in 2017, where she wrote a new publication, small white monkeys. Her first collection of poetry will be published by Penguin in 2018.

Helen McCrorie is an artist working with video and expanded documentary. Recent exhibitions include The Clock in Commune at The Glasite House as part of Edinburgh Art Festival and This Is It – Universe at No. 35 Muirhead Terrace, Bannockburn.

Emmie McLuskey collaborates with other artists to produce publications, events, objects, conversations and exhibitions. She regularly works with choreographer Janice Parker, most recently at the KW Institute of Art in Berlin, and runs uh books with typographer Will Holder.

Kimberley O’Neill's moving image practice spans both experimental and documentary film-making. Recent projects include Circuits of Bad Conscience at The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow, and Line of Sight, Reid Gallery, Glasgow.

Katie Shannon works with painting, printing making, sound and events. She co-runs record labels 'So Low' and 'Domestic Exile', and also runs Daisies at the poetry club in Glasgow with France-Lise McGurn.