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Deveron Projects

The Town Is The Venue
What have walking and food got to do with art? What have walking and food got to do with art?
4 Room to Reinvent - live where you work
2 Room to Reinvent - Act Local
3 Room to Reinvent - People
1 Room to Reinvent - Small is Beautiful

Act Local

PLACE / WORK / FOLK

Working in our hometown with artists from around the world connects our local communities with the international sphere.

Deveron Projects draws inspiration from Sir Patrick Geddes, the Aberdeenshire born father of town planning who viewed society as a bio-diverse interconnected system. By adopting his plural approach, we seek to respond to the many interests and needs of all age groups, cultures and demographics in our community.

Geddes’ model of PLACE / WORK / FOLK inspires how we look at our HOME and informs our project themes.

/The 50/50 Principle

The 50/50 Principle is our guideline for a socially engaged work practice, balancing artistic endeavor with everyday life. For example:

  ARTIST / COMMUNITY · IDEALS / REALITY · TENSION / SOLUTION · LOCAL / GLOBAL · HOME / AWAY · HOSPITALITY / CRITICALITY · CONTEMPORARY / TRADITIONAL · YOUNG / OLD · OUT / IN

                    
/Live where you work

In keeping with the town is the venue, we – artists and art workers – live/work in the town. Being part of local life helps create a better understanding of the culture, its strengths, its problems and how they can be solved. This way the artist has a role like any other worker in the town

Visit us at our base in the Brander Building in Huntly’s town square.