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Outer Spaces – How Artists Are Transforming Vacant Commercial Property

Outer Spaces has been matching artists with vacant commercial property procured by Hammond Associates on a scale that has not existed in Scotland before. In the past two years, they have supported more than 600 artists and creative people in more than 60 vacant commercial properties across 13 local authority areas.

Recently, they have been kind enough to share with us photos from various artists occupying some of the many properties we have procured, and now we’d like to share them with you!

3 Redheughs Avenue, Edinburgh

Gen Harrison

Edinburgh based Book Artist and Printmaker Gen Harrison is a purveyor of inky joy. 

She divides her time between getting her own ink on paper (under the typochondriacs imprint) and encouraging others to do the same.

Her practice has foundations in the traditional craft of letterpress printing. This Outer Spaces studio area provides space to work on her own practice, collaborate with others and teach through a range of tailored workshops.

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James Craig Page

James Craig Page is a self taught painter and land artist. He is the creator of the European Land Art festival which takes place in Dunbar, East Lothian, on an annual basis.


Trilogy 3, Motherwell

Stravaig Theatre

Stravaig Theatre are a multi-media and site specific theatre company based in Scotland. Their current focus is on community outreach, running a weekly drama club for young carers and teaching theatre workshops across the central belt and beyond.

“We work with people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences, whether they’re a small community group looking to entertain their service users or larger organisations looking to break the ice or engage their team. Everyone is creative and Stravaig Theatre are here to show you that you’re no exception.”

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Pandora Vaughn

Pandora Vaughn

“Art wise things have always circled around inhabited space, politics, designed environments, constraints on freedom. I work alone but also collaborate often, always led by place and atmosphere, followed by materials. Sometimes the materials create the atmosphere and vice versa. I’ve always liked fragmented narratives and the politics of whatever I am working with. Somehow text creeps in a lot. I have a thing for 16th century emblem writing and its simplistic moralising.”

We hope you enjoyed a little look into these talented artists’ worlds!

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