26 Collective are a group of visual artists and musicians who share a studio facility in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Louise Emslie

Located in a windowless subterranean city-centre warren that operated previously as rehearsal space and recording studios, 26 was formed in 2009 by a group of six NE-Scotland based visual artists, initially to meet the need for low-cost, independent studio space.

Mark Rennie – Devout Fanatacism

26 Collective studio is now managed by Stray Dog and provides communal space, a b+w darkroom, permanent accommodation for seven visual artists and two bands, and supports the wider creative community with regular collaborative projects and events, including exhibitions, installations and screenings (Stray Dog Project Room), The Mural Project (a season of collaborative live-mural club nights curated by Jon Reid), Tuff Wax/Dolfinz single launch, and ongoing podcast/video series POST.

Stephen – The Mural Project

Our current aims are: to continue supporting and retaining emerging talent in Aberdeen by providing independent, low-cost studio space and developing opportunities to showcase new work; to provide a creative, social space for the exchange of ideas and strengthening of networks; and to make connections beyond our local region, building new collaborations and bringing creative talent to the city.

Kuba Markowski in the darkroom

We have more events planned this autumn/winter and will continue to document our activity. You can contact us and find out more via our Facebook page, and listen or watch podcasts via our Vimeo and Mixcloud pages. We’re always keen to hear from potential collaborators and anyone who wants to get involved.

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