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Ours, curated by Grace Johnston, installation view, 2017. Photo by Tom Nolan.

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Carol Rhodes, Forest, oil on board, 1999. Photo by Tom Nolan.

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110 rue du Bac, 3 photopolymer prints on paper, framed. Photographer and date of creation unknown. Reproduced to scale, by permission of the University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections, 2017. Photo by Tom Nolan.

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110 rue du Bac, photopolymer prints on paper, framed. Photographer and date of creation unknown. Reproduced to scale, by permission of the University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections, 2017. Photo by Tom Nolan.

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Sophie Collins, Part of Speech: a whistle in the gloom, text in reversible booklet, digitally printed, saddle stitch, edition of 500, 2017. Photo by Tom Nolan.


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Ours

Curated by Grace Johnston 25 February – 26 March 2017

Ours took the study of a historical drawing by Beatrice Whistler as its foundation. The work, though absent from the exhibition space, emerged discretely through multiple female voices, as a hybrid and flickering form that is open to interpretation.

Beatrice's sketch outlines a birdcage from three perspectives, on both sides of a small sheet of paper. Almost certainly made for the purposes of instruction, the image is fragmented over two surfaces. Beginning with this unstable and dual nature, Grace’s research explored the drawing as a transitory site and questions to what extent close observation can be undertaken at a distance.

Ours brought together a painting by Carol Rhodes, prints made from archival photographs of Beatrice’s garden and a newly commissioned text by Sophie Collins.


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Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2017 participants are: Grace Johnston, Alex Impey, Adam Lewis Jacob, Ross Little and Timothea Armour.