Mark Stephen, BBC Radio Scotland
A day of reflection, celebration and projection that brought artists, partners and community members together, across a range of venues in Huntly
To mark Deveron Projects coming of age, 21 Years of the Town is the Venue took on our motto by using as many venues as possible for one day on 3 December 2016. Events and activities took place throughout the day at the Farmers Market, the Square, Deveron Projects Office, Orbs community bookshop, Forbes Raeburn Butchers, Gordon Arms, The Bank Restaurant, Networks at No.11, Brander Library, Linden Centre and the OAP Hall. This captured the scope of our work which has brought over 85 artists, musicians and writers together with our various communities to work on over 100 different projects.
The day saw the official change of Deveron Arts to Deveron Projects and the preliminary launch of our new brochure that seeks to capture our vision. South African artist Jacques Coetzer worked to capture this while also engaging the community by reflecting on their values and response to Deveron Projects work through a series of banner making workshops at The Gordon Schools, and on the day at the Farmers Market. From this he instigated the town photo.