What's New for Outer Spaces

What’s New for Outer Spaces

Our friends at Outer Spaces have shared with us some of the many exciting projects they are working on as well as a selection of properties procured by Hammond Associates that are available across Scotland.

So, without further ado, let’s see what’s happening!

Venice Fellowships with Outer Spaces

in collaboration with british council

We are thrilled to announce that Outer Spaces will be working with the British Council as a partner on their Venice Fellowships programme at the British Pavilion during the 60th Venice Biennale in 2024.

The Venice Biennale (Italian: La Biennale di Venezia) is one of the longest-running cultural festivals in the world. The British Pavillion has been creating a space for artists and architects to captivate and challenge international audiences since its beginning in 1895. In 2024 respected artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah will represent Great Britain and add to this long-standing tradition.

The Venice Fellowships Programme is a unique opportunity for creative individuals, students, researchers, artists and professionals at the early stages of their career, to spend a month in Venice during the world’s most important art and architecture biennales.

Click here for more information, eligibility, and how to apply.

COMING SOON: Sculpture Placement Group present Mick Peter at The Academy, Aberdeen

Sculpture Placement Group (SPG) is an artist-led, action research organisation based in Glasgow, aiming to improve the economic conditions for artists. Find out more about them here.

We have developed a partnership with SPG which aims to extend the shelf-life of artwork, bring it out of storage and show it to new audiences. First shown at Holburne Museum, Bath in 2022, Old Ghosts by Mick Peters will soon be installed in a window space at The Academy in Aberdeen.

The partnership project currently operates in Kilmarnock and Wester Hailes, Edinburgh and we’re excited to be bringing it to the new site in Aberdeen!

Old Ghosts (ballroom installation), Mick Peter, Holburne Museum, Bath, January - May 2022

Doors Open Days Festival 2023

Outer Spaces were delighted to take part in last month’s Doors Open Days Festival 2023. Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival and invites visitors to explore hundreds of fascinating buildings across the country.

We’d like to thank all artists who took part and contributed to such a wonderful programme of events.

Gargoyle’s Lament, Emily Weaver, Doors Open Days Festival, Aberdeen.

Emily’s new installation transformed our office space at Holburn House.

Find out more about her work in this short film by Kooperator

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Exhibition & Open Studios, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival.

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Available Spaces

We are seeking expressions of interest from individual artists, art collectives, groups and organisations who could make non-commercial use of the following spaces on a temporary basis.

How to express your interest in a space

Please email the contact under the appropriate space below, with a brief description of your practice and how you’d like to use the space.

Please note: 

  • We cannot allow use of hot works tools in any of our properties. This includes soldering irons, open flame tools, kilns, grinders. Please include any questions you have regarding this in your expression of interest.

  • Artists are not permitted to sell work directly from our properties.

Kirkcaldy

Two former retail units are available in a popular shopping centre in Kirkcaldy. Spaces include window display opportunities, open plan space for studios, WC and kitchen facilities. Access hours are limited to the centre opening hours.

To register interest please email info@outerspaces.org with Kirkcaldy in the subject line.

Dundee

A large industrial unit, with 20,000 metres squared of concrete floor space, 12 feet high ceilings, WC and kitchen facilities. It would particularly suit musicians and performance artists/groups, those looking for rehearsal space or anyone looking for large open space for their practice.

To register interest please email info@outerspaces.org with Dundee Industrial in the subject line.

Perth

Former bank on Perth’s High Street, with a mix of offices and open plan areas. 24/7 access and no requirement to be open to the public.

To express interest please email sarah@outerspaces.org.

Perth

Edinburgh

Former retail unit available in the busy Westside Plaza, perfectly suited for artists and practitioners interested in public engagement. The Centre is open Monday-Saturday and benefits from 4 hours free parking, retail and food facilities, with good transport links.

To express an interest please email info@outerspaces.org, with Westside Plaza in the subject line.

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