Thu 27 Oct 2022
This autumn, Jupiter Artland is proud to announce the launch of JUPITER+, a new off-site commissioning platform which will see some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists bring art into the heart of communities across Scotland through temporary takeovers of public spaces, and providing learning opportunities to encourage the next generation of artists. As the cost of living soars, this project seeks to create opportunities for accessible arts education and free training to young people across the country. The programme will be inaugurated by a takeover of a high street shop on Perth’s historic high street by artist Rachel Maclean, with a haunting and satirical exploration of consumerism, politics and identity.
Known for her meticulously crafted fantasy worlds, Maclean’s work is a timely response to the crisis facing many high streets across the country. Taking the form of a seemingly abandoned toyshop, this is Rachel Maclean’s first work to take over a real high street shop and builds upon Maclean’s cartoon princess mimi, a fairy-tale character that has appeared in her work since 2021.