Deveron Projects has had over 60 interns joining our team since 2008
Claudia is a founding member of Deveron Projects. Her balanced approach lies between artistic criticality and community involvement with artists from across the globe. An Anthropologist, she started her career in human rights. Since coming to Scotland she has worked for many art organisations, including Duff House and set up the artists programme at Glenfiddich. A true European, whilst having strong roots in Huntly, she was voted citizen of the year in 2013. Claudia loves homely food and is a keen walker who bagged all the Scottish Munros.
With a focus on globalisation in contemporary art practice, Robyn graduated from University of St Andrews in 2016 with a MA in Art History and followed this with a study of independent curation at Central Saint Martins, UAL. Her interest lies in how global art practices work in a rural context and how this contributes to the centre/periphery debate. When not balancing the books, Robyn can be found by the sea, planning her travels or cooking for a crowd.
Joss graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone (MFA) and has worked for the University of Hertfordshire Arts and Galleries, Tintype Gallery London and the School of Critical Engagement, Copenhagen. He has also worked as a support worker for adults with autism. Joss is interested in how art can contribute to the shaping of non-capitalist economic forms and cultures and engender collaborations across disciplines. As our Green Coordinator he is now working on our Town is the Garden project.
Petra' remit is bringing a wide range of people from all walks of life and our artists together for projects of local and universal concern. She especially loves to help people express themselves through movement, choreography and dance. Petra lived in Glass, near Huntly and has worked in food production before she joined Deveron Projects. She is interested in sustainability and DIY travel (on foot and by bike) and a regular contributor on fitness and wellbeing in a local magazine.
Project Gardener: Lindy Young
Project Assistant: Caroline Gatt
Caroline joined Deveron Projects after her research fellowship in anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, where she specialized in environmental activism and performance. She is interested in developing an approach to anthropology as 'life practice' through the Town Is The Garden, with sustainability and equity as founding principles. Caroline, when not in our garden, can be found playing with her daughter and singing. Her book, An Ethnography of Global Environmentalism: Becoming Friends of the Earth, can be found here.
Town Collection Curator: Alix Rothnie
Alix joined us in Autumn 2017, and currently works with our Town Collection. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with MSc Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism after previously studying Filmmaking and has an interest in participatory art, use of public space, collectivism and sustainable community. Alix is most at home walking the hills, with a camera, whilst reading and drinking black coffee.
People’s Act Youth Worker: Lauren Campbell
Lauren recently graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in History of Art, and an interest in material culture. Sponsored by the Scottish Government's 'Year of Young People', she leads a project engaging youth in issues of politics and democracy, with a focus on the consumption and distribution of information. Originally from Bristol, Lauren enjoys writing, clothes making and hillwalking.
Natasha Natarajan is a history graduate and graphic artist interested in how the creative process can be used for individual empowerment and social change. When not working she can be found producing cartoons, writing zines, and making handmade books.
Will Gore is a professional musician and politics graduate who came to Deveron Projects to learn how important messages can be communicated at a local level through socially engaged art. His first time in Scotland he’s been enjoying the countryside and using his free time to make his music.
Zeynep Yildiz is an Information Specialist/Librarian, currently studying a Master’s Degree in Information and Documentation Management. As an Archivist, she is responsible for improving and updating our press archive and digital archive. She is passionate about philosophy and architecture and has an appreciation for rainbows. When not working, Zeynep enjoys doing puzzles, discovering new cultures, and planning for future dance courses.