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Deveron Projects

The Town Is The Venue
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Tim Brennan

Deveron Manoeuvres


Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus
Some guided walks and conversations on art and other life matters

Tim Brennan is based in Sunderland and worked with us during 2009. 

During the 2009 Slow Down festival a number of opportunities arose to develop walks that would consider our cultural and natural history. Brennan’s practice revolves around art and politics. This has surfaced in part as a methodology based on the guided walk and conversation as art (the manoeuvre), which exists between traditions of performance art, loco-description, history and as a mode of radical travel-writing.


Tim Brennan developed two new walks for Deveron Projects.

Sylvan Manoeuvre leads participants on a tour of Battlehill, a wooded area on the edge of Huntly that is undergoing a period of conservation and felling. The walk combines histories of the location with other cultural references. The woods were part-felled in 2011 and the manoeuvre is therefore part of forest history.

In Host, Brennan linked together many of Huntly’s contemporary artworks in the Town Collection to provide a walking route of ranging from the town library to the butchers, garages and other venues across the town. The tour brought new quotations and references to the journey. The town collection has undergone another major overhaul and therefore Tim’s Host Manoeuvre has become part of the art history of Huntly and Deveron Projects as well its collection.


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