Now in its second year, Place Projects is fast becoming an integral part of the Collective Gallery’s ever-expanding New Work Scotland Programme. The artist-led initiative aims to support emerging artists by developing a community in which constant dialogue leads to the creation of art. Places are coveted by recent graduates, eager to be nurtured by one of Scotland’s leading galleries and keen to collaborate with some of the country’s most talented up-and-coming artists.
In keeping with this spirit of the free exchange of ideas, The Journal spoke to Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) graduate Rachel MacLean and Glasgow School of Art alumnus Simon Gowing (SEA). Maclean and Gowing’s collaboration, The Principal Inhabitants of the Moon, is the first of two Place Projects to be shown at the Collective Gallery.