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The Town Is The Venue
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The Town Is The Venue

Town Collection

Since the mid-1990s, visual artists, musicians and writers from all over the world have been invited to live and work in our town Huntly. With each residency, these artists have contributed artworks and other artefacts to an expanding living archive: The Town Collection.

These works are not held in one place, gallery or museum, but are uniquely hosted in local shops, businesses, public buildings and private residencies in the town and within the surrounding area. This is why Deveron Projects works under the guiding motto the town is the venue.

With over 60 works in the collection, they represent distinctive relationships that reflect the diversity, interest and character of the local residents as much as they do the artists who have worked here.

Through the Town Collection you can discover the history, people, architecture, as well as the nooks and crannies of Huntly in a unique, social way. 

Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont

Avochie Fishing Lodge

Bargain Box

Bogancloch Treehouse, Clashindarroch Forest

Brander Building

Cafe India, Gordon St

Christ Church, Provost St

Coynachie Guest House, Gartly

Crown Bar

Deveron Arts' Cottage

Drumblade Primary School

Easdale, 15 Deveron St

Ethical Gift Shop

Family Centre

Forbes Arms, Rothiemay

Forbes Raeburn

Forrestry Commission, Ordiquhill

Gordon Primary

Gordon Rural Action, Gordon St

Gordon Schools

Huntly Carpet Centre

Huntly Castle Gift Shop

Huntly Circket Club

Huntly Health Centre

Huntly Police Station

Huntly Train Station

J & J Watt Garage

J. Rizza & Sons

Jessiman Dance School

Kiddie Winkles Nursery

Linden Centre

Lodge St John no. 745

Meadow Wodds Path

Murdoch, McMatch & Mitchell, Solicitors

Nordic Ski Centre

Noth Parish Church, Rhynie

OAP Hall

Orb's Bookshop

Pill Box, Gartly, Insch Rd (B9002)

R Barron & Sons Florist

R. A & J. Bruce Newsagents

River Bogie

Sellars

Signpost, The Square

Stewart's Hall

Strathbogie Church

The Bike Shack, NoW

The Farm, Bahill

The Gordon Arms

The Grouse Inn

The Market Cafe

The Royal Oak

The White Wood

Tourist Information

Whiskies of Scotland

Artworks

Aidan O'Rourke

The Ardlair Tuning Fork

Ardlair Stone Circle

Geocache

Andrea Geile

Energised Landscapes, 2017

Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont

Iron sign

Anne Murray

With and Against the Flow

Avochie Fishing Lodge*

River Poem on Paper

The Caravan Gallery

Pride of Place, 2013

Bargain Box, Gordon St

Photograph

Claudia Zeiske

Home to Home, 2017

Battlehill Lodge roadside

Sign

Alan Macpherson

Minor Paths, 2012

Between Bogie Bridge and Gladstone Park

A reclaimed path along the River Bogie between Bogie Bridge and Gladstone Park

Caroline Wendling

The White Wood, 2016

Bin Forest

A living monument to peace

Simone Kenyon

Hielan' Ways

Bogancloch Treehouse*

Photograph

Kenny Hunter

Where In? Where At?, 2005

Brander Building, The Square

Fibre glass, mirror

Barbara Balmer

Nan Shepherd's Sun Porch, Date unknown

Brander Library, The Square

Oil on panel

Duncan McLaren

Homage to George MacDonald, 2007

Brander Library, The Square

Enid Blyton book

Paul Shepheard

How to Like Everything, 2007

Brander Library, The Square

Two typed texts

Julia Douglas

Prayer Gloves, 1999

Brander Museum, The Square*

Poppers, thread and textiles

Priya Ravish Mehra

Rafoogar Meets Kiltmaker, 2011

Cafe India, 109 Gordon St

Darned fabric and thread

John Kenny & Chris Wheeler

Doric, 2004

Christ Church, Provost St*

CD

Alec Finlay

Beyond Mountains, 2011

Coynachie Guest House, Gartly*

Print on paper

Ewan McClure

Chair, 1997

DA flat, 51 Old Rd*

Oil on canvas

David Blyth

Pheasant Bomb, 1998

Deveron Projects, Brander Building, The Square

Stuffed pheasant, plastic container

Leena Nammari

Hilda's Cupboard, 2002

Deveron Projects, Brander Building, The Square

Screen print

Umesh Maddanahalli

Here to There, 2003

Deveron Projects, Brander Building, The Square

Handmade sitar, papier maché, various materials

Michael Hoepfner

Walking Off The Grid, 2012

Drumblade School*

Photo print

Mihret Kebede

አመሰግናለሁ (Thank You), 2012

Easdale, 15 Deveron Street*

Shoelaces, collage

Senzeni Marasela

Thinking of Sarah and other Women, 2009

Family Centre, Deveron Rd

Oil pastels and collage

Jake Williams

Singing the Deveron, 2013

Forbes Arms, Milltown of Rothiemay

Book

Peter Liversidge

Butcher Proposal, 2011

Forbes Raeburn & Sons, 7 Bogie St

Typed proposal letter

Catriona McKay

Skimmerin', 2009

Forestry Commission, Ordiquhill

Sound piece

Ross Sinclair

A Gordon For Me, 2011

Gift Shop, Huntly Castle

Painted t-shirt

Jonathan Claxton

Horizons, 2001

Gordon Primary School, Castle St*

Painted mural

Gemuce / Pompílio Hilário

Calabash Bank, 2009

Gordon Rural Action, Gordon St*

Various calabash

Dalziel + Scullion

Breath Taking, 2005

Gordon Schools Assembly Room, Castle St*

Billboard

Nuno Sacramento

Exposure, 2007

Gordon Schools corridor, Castle St*

Photographs

Deborah Beeson

Mardi Gras, 2006

Gordon Schools Main Office, Castle St*

Framed collages

David Blyth

Trophy, 2006

Gordon Schools Trophy Cabinet, Castle St*

Bronze

Garry Williams

Music For Street Fights, 2008

Highlander Bar, The Square*

Film still

Celia - Yunior

Faceloop, 2013

Huntly Bowling Club

Vinyl in window

Hamish Fulton

21 Days in the Cairngorms, 2010

Huntly Carpet Centre, The Square

Text and tea stain on paper

Dew Harrison

Action Paintings, 2006

Huntly Cricket Club, Castle Park*

Photomontage

Maider López

How do you live this place?, 2010

Huntly Development Trust, Brander Building*

Stickers on printed vinyl map

Heather Delday

Poem Prints, 2003

Huntly Health Centre

Digital prints

The Utopia Group

Palace of Puzzles, 2009

Huntly Police Station, Castle Street

Charcoal on paper

Jelka Plate

Peacocks, 2006

J & J Watt Garage, 81 Gordon St

Painted toy cars

Böller und Brot

HomeMade, 2007

J. Rizza & Sons, 16 Gordon St*

Photograph

Donal Brown

Harmony in Huntly, 2005

Jessiman Dance School, 2 McVeagh St*

Sheet music

Nancy Mteki

Mbereko, 2013

Kiddie Winkles Nursery, Gordon St

Photograph on aluminium

Dudendance Theatre

Rachel's Red Shoes, 2004

Linden Centre, Castle St

Photographs

Merlyn Riggs

Cook Book Swap Shop, 2008

Linden Centre, Castle St

Various cook books

Shona Donaldson

Short Nichts and Lang Kisses, 2011

Lodge St John no. 745, Meadow St *

Original Music Script

Wilhelm Scherübl

Haus, 2000

Murdoch, McMath and Mitchell Estate Agents, Duke Street

Lithograph

Gill Russell

Lorg-coise, 2014

Nordic Ski Centre

Print

David Sherry

Health and Safety Colossus, 2010

Not currently on public display*

Painting

The Utopia Group

James Legge, 2009

Not on public display*

Charcoal on paper, tape

David Blyth

Roadkill, 1998

Not on public display*

Bronze

Jonathan Claxton

Ladder, 2001

Not on public display*

Wood and wire

Norma D Hunter

It's Knot Magic, 2011

Not on public display

Tree

David Blyth

Lamkin, 2007

Not on public display

Taxidermied Lamb

Leena Nammari

Through Dark Corridors, 2002

Not on public display

Screen print

Paul Carter

Miracle Over Huntly Castle, 2000

Not on public display

Photograph

Sanaa Gateja

The Lubare and the Boat, 2014

Noth Parish Church, Rhynie

Cardboard and wire cross

Xenson Znja

The Lubare and the Boat

Noth Parish Church, Rhynie*

Printed bark cloth

Eva Merz

The Missing Picture, 2003

Orb’s Bookshop, 33A Deveron St

Pencil on paper

Fabiana Galante

¡ A la pipeta !, 2005

Pensioner's Hall, Church Street*

Sheet music

Paul Carter

Chapel Barbarossa, 2000

Pill Box, Gartly, Insch Rd (B9002)

Stained glass installation

Stéfanie Bourne

Red Herring, 2010

R Barron & Sons Florist, Meadow St

Photograph on aluminium

Colonel / Thierry Geoffrey

Made in Huntly, 2004

R. A & J. Bruce Newsagents, Duke St

Double spread newspaper print supplement

Roman Signer

Transmissions from the River, 2011

River Bogie, Not on public display

Wooden structure

Jonathan Claxton

Cabrach, 2001

Sellar's Agriculture, Industrial Estate, Steven St

Screen print

Anthony Schrag

Lure of the Lost, 2015

Signpost, The Square

Pathway sign

Elsebeth Jørgensen

Cinemagic Tour, 2006

Stewart’s Hall, 15/17 Gordon St

LCD screen, digital photographs

Allysson Velez

Nordeste/North East - Ceilidhcatu, 2012

Stewart’s Hall, Gordon St*

Instrument

Emily White

Ronald Center Sheet Music, 2008

Strathbogie Church, Bogie St*

Sheet music

Jacqueline Donachie

Slow Down Contrails, 2009

The Bike Shack, NoW

Plastic bottle, chalk

Paul Anderson

Huntly Castle and Betty Jessiman, 2003

The Crown Bar, Gordon St

Sheet music

Clare Qualmann

Perambulator, 2014

The Family Centre, Deveron Rd

Pram Walk Map

Bob Pegg

Strange Doorways, 2006

The Farmhouse*

Photographs

Jacques Coetzer

Room to Roam, 2008

The Gordon Arms Hotel, The Square

Chalk on blackboard

Jake Williams

Aldivalloch Diorama, 2018

The Grouse Inn, Cabrach

Diorama

Simon Preston

The Town is the Menu, 2012

The Market Cafe, Huntly Mart

Poster A2

Baudouin Mouanda

From SAPE to Swagger, 2011

The Royal Oak, Duke St

Lambda photographic print

Leán Coetzer

Bus Stop Dance, 2008

Tourist Information, The Square

Plastic signage

Deborah Beeson

Tattie Wine, 2007

Whiskies of Scotland, 36 Gordon St

Wine

Celia - Yunior

Faceloop, 2013

Huntly Bowling Club

Vinyl in window

Paul Anderson

Huntly Castle and Betty Jessiman, 2003

The Crown Bar, Gordon St

Sheet music

Barbara Balmer

Nan Shepherd's Sun Porch, Date unknown

Brander Library, The Square

Oil on panel

Deborah Beeson

Tattie Wine, 2007

Whiskies of Scotland, 36 Gordon St

Wine

David Blyth

Pheasant Bomb, 1998

Deveron Projects, Brander Building, The Square

Stuffed pheasant, plastic container

David Blyth

Lamkin, 2007

Not on public display

Taxidermied Lamb

Stéfanie Bourne

Red Herring, 2010

R Barron & Sons Florist, Meadow St

Photograph on aluminium

Paul Carter

Chapel Barbarossa, 2000

Pill Box, Gartly, Insch Rd (B9002)

Stained glass installation

Paul Carter

Miracle Over Huntly Castle, 2000

Not on public display

Photograph

Jonathan Claxton

Cabrach, 2001

Sellar's Agriculture, Industrial Estate, Steven St

Screen print

Leán Coetzer

Bus Stop Dance, 2008

Tourist Information, The Square

Plastic signage

Jacques Coetzer

Room to Roam, 2008

The Gordon Arms Hotel, The Square

Chalk on blackboard

Colonel / Thierry Geoffrey

Made in Huntly, 2004

R. A & J. Bruce Newsagents, Duke St

Double spread newspaper print supplement

Heather Delday

Poem Prints, 2003

Huntly Health Centre

Digital prints

Jacqueline Donachie

Slow Down Contrails, 2009

The Bike Shack, NoW

Plastic bottle, chalk

Dudendance Theatre

Rachel's Red Shoes, 2004

Linden Centre, Castle St

Photographs

Hamish Fulton

21 Days in the Cairngorms, 2010

Huntly Carpet Centre, The Square

Text and tea stain on paper

The Caravan Gallery

Pride of Place, 2013

Bargain Box, Gordon St

Photograph

Sanaa Gateja

The Lubare and the Boat, 2014

Noth Parish Church, Rhynie

Cardboard and wire cross

Andrea Geile

Energised Landscapes, 2017

Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont

Iron sign

Kenny Hunter

Where In? Where At?, 2005

Brander Building, The Square

Fibre glass, mirror

Norma D Hunter

It's Knot Magic, 2011

Not on public display

Tree

Elsebeth Jørgensen

Cinemagic Tour, 2006

Stewart’s Hall, 15/17 Gordon St

LCD screen, digital photographs

Peter Liversidge

Butcher Proposal, 2011

Forbes Raeburn & Sons, 7 Bogie St

Typed proposal letter

Alan Macpherson

Minor Paths, 2012

Between Bogie Bridge and Gladstone Park

A reclaimed path along the River Bogie between Bogie Bridge and Gladstone Park

Umesh Maddanahalli

Here to There, 2003

Deveron Projects, Brander Building, The Square

Handmade sitar, papier maché, various materials

Senzeni Marasela

Thinking of Sarah and other Women, 2009

Family Centre, Deveron Rd

Oil pastels and collage

Catriona McKay

Skimmerin', 2009

Forestry Commission, Ordiquhill

Sound piece

Duncan McLaren

Homage to George MacDonald, 2007

Brander Library, The Square

Enid Blyton book

Priya Ravish Mehra

Rafoogar Meets Kiltmaker, 2011

Cafe India, 109 Gordon St

Darned fabric and thread

Eva Merz

The Missing Picture, 2003

Orb’s Bookshop, 33A Deveron St

Pencil on paper

Baudouin Mouanda

From SAPE to Swagger, 2011

The Royal Oak, Duke St

Lambda photographic print

Nancy Mteki

Mbereko, 2013

Kiddie Winkles Nursery, Gordon St

Photograph on aluminium

Leena Nammari

Hilda's Cupboard, 2002

Deveron Projects, Brander Building, The Square

Screen print

Leena Nammari

Through Dark Corridors, 2002

Not on public display

Screen print

Aidan O'Rourke

The Ardlair Tuning Fork

Ardlair Stone Circle

Geocache

Jelka Plate

Peacocks, 2006

J & J Watt Garage, 81 Gordon St

Painted toy cars

Simon Preston

The Town is the Menu, 2012

The Market Cafe, Huntly Mart

Poster A2

Clare Qualmann

Perambulator, 2014

The Family Centre, Deveron Rd

Pram Walk Map

Merlyn Riggs

Cook Book Swap Shop, 2008

Linden Centre, Castle St

Various cook books

Gill Russell

Lorg-coise, 2014

Nordic Ski Centre

Print

Wilhelm Scherübl

Haus, 2000

Murdoch, McMath and Mitchell Estate Agents, Duke Street

Lithograph

Anthony Schrag

Lure of the Lost, 2015

Signpost, The Square

Pathway sign

Paul Shepheard

How to Like Everything, 2007

Brander Library, The Square

Two typed texts

Roman Signer

Transmissions from the River, 2011

River Bogie, Not on public display

Wooden structure

Ross Sinclair

A Gordon For Me, 2011

Gift Shop, Huntly Castle

Painted t-shirt

The Utopia Group

Palace of Puzzles, 2009

Huntly Police Station, Castle Street

Charcoal on paper

Caroline Wendling

The White Wood, 2016

Bin Forest

A living monument to peace

Jake Williams

Singing the Deveron, 2013

Forbes Arms, Milltown of Rothiemay

Book

Jake Williams

Aldivalloch Diorama, 2018

The Grouse Inn, Cabrach

Diorama

Claudia Zeiske

Home to Home, 2017

Battlehill Lodge roadside

Sign

Dalziel + Scullion

Breath Taking, 2005

Gordon Schools Assembly Room, Castle St*

Billboard

Simone Kenyon

Hielan' Ways

Bogancloch Treehouse*

Photograph

Anne Murray

With and Against the Flow

Avochie Fishing Lodge*

River Poem on Paper

Allysson Velez

Nordeste/North East - Ceilidhcatu, 2012

Stewart’s Hall, Gordon St*

Instrument

Xenson Znja

The Lubare and the Boat

Noth Parish Church, Rhynie*

Printed bark cloth


* Access to this item may be limited. Please contact Deveron Projects to confirm.