Souvenirs of Calton Hill

On Saturday 15 June, Panel will be co-running the shop at Collective to celebrate Souvenirs of Calton Hill, a unique collection of products by artists commissioned by Panel and Collective Matter.

Rachel Adams / Alan Dimmick / Mick Peter / Katie Schwab / Katy West 
Join us and shop the collection with a 10% discount. Ice cream from The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage will be served. 

Special Offers!

All afternoon

In the library, taking inspiration from the ‘Monuments’ hanging mobile by Alan Dimmick and Flensted, make your own hanging mobile using images and shapes influenced by Alan’s Calton Hill portraits. Suitable for all ages!   

3pm – 4pm

In the shop, artist David Sherry explores the world of retail with pop up performances ‘Selling Receipts’ and ‘Lucky Business’. Centring on thoughts and opinions that underlie the public face of etiquette or small talk, and often reflecting on cultural codes, Sherry’s performances ask questions of our learned behaviours relating to everyday life.

 4pm – 6pm

Take a tour of Calton Hill with Architectural historian and cultural landscape specialist Kirsten Carter McKee as she introduces the history of Calton Hill, revealing the stories which inspired our souvenir collection. Kirsten will lead us back to the City Observatory for a talk with the Souvenirs of Calton Hill artists, exploring themes of astronomy, time-keeping, trade, architecture and making. Drinks from Lind and Lime Gin and Electric Spirit Co. will be served.

Book your place on the tour and talk.

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Souvenirs of Calton Hill catalogue, Photograph: Gordon Burniston

Souvenirs of Calton Hill are unique, design-led objects that use a sustainable production model which supports artists, makers and the manufacturing industry here in Scotland, the UK and Europe.

For the project, Rachel Adams has worked with Edinburgh-based jeweller Elizabeth Jane Campbell and Glasgow company Flux Laser Studio; Mick Peter with master weavers Alex Begg & Company in Ayr; Katie Schwab with Dundonian waxed cotton suppliers Halley Stevensons and Coatbridge-based garment makers Greenhill Clothing; Katy West with producers in Stoke-on-Trent; and Alan Dimmick with Danish company Flensted Mobiles. Collective, City Observatory 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA +44 (0)131 556 1264