Conversation / Mick Peter

Stargazers In Production
Stargazers scarf in production at Begg & Co. Photograph: Alan Dimmick

In 2018 Panel partnered with Edinburgh’s Collective Gallery and its new retail space, Collective Matter, to commission the 'Souvenirs of Calton Hill' – a collection of products inspired by and for Collective, exploring the history and context of the organisation's new venue on Calton Hill, and its position as a new kind of city observatory for Edinburgh.

Mick Peter’s ‘Stargazers’ scarf draws on an eclectic collection of old newspaper cartoons which Collective found in the City Observatory before restoration work began. Unlike the cartoons, which all feature bearded men, 'Stargazers' puts women firmly behind the telescope, reflecting changes in science gender roles in more recent times.

Read more about the commission here

'Stargazers' is now sold out. You can browse the Souvenirs of Calton Hill range at https://shop.collective-edinbu...