Wake Up and the World is Different


Timothea Armour, Grace Johnston and Anna McLauchlan


Collective (Edinburgh, 2017)



Wake Up and the World is Different was made in the wake of the 2017 Satellites programme at Collective. Satellites is an annual open submission exhibition programme for artists based in Scotland who have not yet had a solo show at a major visual arts institution. The 2017 cohort consisted of Timothea Armour, Grace Johnston, Alex Impey, Adam Lewis Jacob, and Ross Little. I worked with the participants as a facilitator, organising critical discussion groups over the period of a year as they developed their projects. This is a role I have been doing since 2015, and which I continue to do to this day.

The 2017 participants exhibited in what was known as the ‘Temporary Unit’, a converted shipping container that served as a gallery during Collective’s relocation from their space on Cockburn Street in the centre of Edinburgh to the newly renovated City Observatory on Calton Hill. For Wake Up and the World is Different I wrote a text, Being/Built, which discussed the transitionary nature of the programme in relation to transitionary state of the site in which the exhibitions were taking place.