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 including our very own locality. An Anthropologist, she started her career in human rights. Since coming to Scotland she has worked across the arts, including Duff House and Glenfiddich distillery. A devout European, she was voted Huntly citizen of the year in 2013. Claudia loves homely food and is a keen walker who bagged the Munros across Scotland.
Robyn graduated from University of St Andrews in Art History and followed this with independent curation studies at Central Saint Martins/UAL. Her interest lies in global art practices and how this contributes to the centre/periphery debate. Robyn is the motor in the Deveron Projects machine. Looking after our accounts, reporting, sorting out artist accommodations are only some of the many, many tasks she has. 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 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's 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 and other creative forms. Petra lives 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 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.
Chef-Artist: Kawther Luay
Kawther is of Iraqi/Scottish origin, has a background in environmental community
work, and gets excited about food at any given opportunity. She has founded the
social enterprise Ruzbowl, with menus and events that explore creative ways of
integrating Levantine cuisine and its rich culinary heritage with environmentally
sustainable, local produce. Kawther is working with us a team of Syrian New Scots to develop a Scottish-Syria fusion cafe.
Artisan Baker: Robert Singer
Robert is a long-term campaigner of making bread metaphorically and actually as a means of supporting socially engaged arts. Initially trained as a chef/baker, before studying at the Environmental Art Department at Glasgow School of Art. His work focuses on the fusion of his foodie career and socially engaged art practice. Now in Huntly, he will set up a a heritage bakery and cook shop within the local community.
Read on below to find out about previous project roles.