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15 June, 11am till late, 51 Old RoadAn open house event celebrating friendship and to mark the end of Celia y Yunior's project Faceloop
For the final Faceloop event the artists Celia y Yunior are inviting people to come to visit them in their house. For real face to face interaction, the house will be set up like a Facebook page with a Friend room, an events room, a write on the wall opportunity, video and picture room.
The day also launches Huntly bike week and will feature talks, workshops, videos about friendship, biking, walking, art, Cuba and the rest of the world as well as good food, a BBQ and some original Cuban cocktails.
Artist Talk and Walk - Stuart McAdam
18 June, 7pm Empty Shop, 24 Bogie Street, HuntlyMeet and walk with Stuart McAdam and learn about his project Lost Lines
Marking 50 years since Beeching decimated the British railway system, artist Stuart McAdam is to trace the remains of branch lines closed as a consequence of "The Reshaping of British Railways" report. Commissioned by Deveron Arts as part of its Walking Institute initiative, Stuart's project, Lost Lines, will see him reawaken routes that have been subsumed into the landscape, remain as ghostly traces of lines that once linked communities or have been given a new purpose in the last 50 years. He will interrogate the historical, cultural and contemporary resonances of these routes through a series of documented walks.
Meet and walk with Stuart and learn about his past nomadic journeys and walking as a methodology for art production as well as his new Lines Lost commission.
We will meet at the Empty shop on Bogie street and have a walk from there stopping for his talk at a secret location. If the weather is not suitable then the talk will be held in the shop.
Larn more about Stuart's work at www.stuartmcadam.com
30 April - 4 MayTravelling Curator Project
Literally translated, Fernweh (from German) means 'farsickness' or an 'ache for the distance'.
Some dictionaries also translate it into 'wanderlust' or 'itchy feet'.
Antonyms: Heimweh (homesickness)
Fernweh is a travelling-curator project that aims to investigate notions of travel and hospitality within community and socially engaged art. Its objectives are to consider the notions of art in community (rural-urban) through a hosting, visiting and travelling programme in collaboration with a series of communities and institutions across Scotland. Each place will host the visitors and discuss a topic.
For more information visit Fernweh project page.
Celia y Yunior Artist's Talk
1 May, 7pm Empty Shop, 24 Bogie Street, HuntlyCuban artists Celia y Yunior are in Huntly for their project Faceloop
Celia y Yunior are two artists from Havana in Cuba, who have previously collaborated on projects that draw attention to the gaps in law and administration.
In Huntly, Celia y Yunior's project will look at the social networks of the town, creating a real social network, contrasting with the popular virtual social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter. Bringing their Cuban conviviality to the cooler climes of Huntly, they will walk between friends' houses offering drinks in return for a chat and an introduction to more friends.
For more information visit Celia y Yunior's artist page.
1 Aug, 1.40pm Innocent Railway Path, EdinburghJoin artist Stuart McAdam for a guided walk along the Innocent Railway Path
Learn about Stuart's nomadic journeys and walking as a methodology for art production. His latest project, part of a residency at Deveron Arts, is based around the infamous Beeching Railway cuts of the 1960's which saw a network of rail routes closed as a result of Dr. Richard Beeching's recommendations. Through a series of performative walks along these routes, McAdam aims to bring into focus the contemporary issues surrounding this legacy. As part of an ongoing investigation into slow travel as art practice, the artist will be joined by Claudia Zeiske, Director, Deveron Arts. All are invited to participate in this walk, share their thoughts and contribute to the artist's research. Following the walk a discussion will be held at the RSA, (4pm).
Slow Marathon 2013
20th April26 miles from the Cabrach to Huntly
After the success of the 2012 event, this year Deveron Arts are holding another Slow Marathon event around John Muir Day 2013. Registration is now closed as we are at full capacity. For those already registered keep an eye on the slow marathon page for updates.
Internship at Deveron Arts
Closing Date 20th May 2013Shadow Curator Internship from June
Shadow Curator Internship is a unique training opportunity for young curators which allows for critical engagement and own project development within a given context. Deveron Arts is inviting young curators with a keen and proven interest in working with social engagement and community collaboration to be in residence for six months at a time. The Shadow Curator Intern will be involved in all facets of daily operations and will be a vital part of the Deveron Arts team.
Opportunity - Cultural Health Visitor
Closing Date 14th April 2013Job opportunity for Cultural Health Visitor
The Cultural Health Visitor will explore cultural health in the community as a concept and investigate methods of identifying, monitoring and nurturing it within Huntly and the surrounding area. To Apply read the application pack and complete an application form.
Huntly Cultural FundThe Huntly Cultural Fund is now open to applicants
The Huntly Cultural Fund has been made possible through Huntly being recognised as the most creative place in Scotland for its size in Creative Scotland's 2013 Creative Place Awards. These awards are also supported by the National Lottery and The Herald.
MberekoNancy Mteki ended her project with a sharing lunch, an Mbereko walk and a discussion on the role of toys in childhood.
To mark the end of Nancy Mteki's Mbereko project, researching the delights and issues surrounding maternity and childhood, Nancy, in collaboration with local artist Norma D Hunter, hosted a farewell indoor picnic lunch with the local mothers and toddlers she has built relationships with during her residency. These mothers were then given the opportunity to try the Mbereko - carrying their baby on their back using a cloth - for a walk to our empty shop. Here the mothers and children participated in a workshop to make dolls from recycled materials and engaged in a conversation with two experts on the role of toys in childhood. The day was enjoyed by all, and a lively debate on toys and their uses ensued.
To find out more about Nancy's project visiti her artist page Mbereko.
With the Flow Gigs Great SuccessJake Williams Song Walk has come to an end, after a series of gigs along the way
Jake Williams has completed his walk 'With the Flow' along the River Deveron from the source at the Cabrach to the sea at Banff. Along the way he held gigs at The Grouse Inn, Cabrach; the Huntly Folk Night, Rothiemay Folk Night and the final night in Banff, which were enjoyed by all who attended. Jake performed the songs which he has collected on his song-walk of the length of the River Deveron as well as showing images of the 60mile walk.
To find out more visit From the Source to the Sea
Walks of Life Intern OpportunityWalks of Life Internship available from April
Walks of Life is the development of a new Walking appreciation institute that brings walking, art and other life enhancing activities together in the community of Huntly and beyond. This internship is a unique training opportunity for young curators/artists, who wish to develop a career in the field of walking and arts. To apply download an application pack and application form. Find out about previous internships at Deveron Arts here.
Creative Place celebrations: Huntly Cultural Fund Launch & Ceilidh
Friday 5th of April, 7pm Stewart's HallQ&A followed by a Ceilidh in celebration of our Huntly's Creative Place award
A family ceilidh to celebrate Huntly's recognition as one of Scotland's most Creative Places is being held on Friday 5th April in the Stewart's Hall. As well as having the chance to dance the evening away, participants will have the opportunity to find out more about the Huntly Cultural Fund and ask any questions they may have. Doors open at 7pm. Information on the Cultural Fund will be presented in the first hour and there will be ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The dancing starts at 8pm. Entry is free and it's a case of bring your own bottle.