The Projects Team are people who are undertaking long-term commissions to work with the wider Stove Team on specific projects. Project-working is at the heart of how The Stove Network operates, typically projects grow over a long period of time and develop through partnerships with groups, individuals and agencies. Often they will begin as an exploration of an idea and grow into something much bigger that requires dedicated personnel to run it, we have a policy of recruiting both locally (to give experience and grow capacity) and nationally (to bring new skills and networks into the area).
The Projects Team
Lee McQueen – Creative Development Worker for Lincluden and Lochside’s Creative Futures Project
Creative Futures is an exciting and innovative new project using creativity and local history to provide opportunities for people living within the Lochside & Lincluden areas of North West Dumfries to develop their skills, develop their local area, increase their opportunities, improve their quality of life, connect with one another, try out new experiences, and thrive as a community.
Kirsty Turpie – Public Art Project Worker for Lincluden and Lochside’s Creative Futures Project
As Public Art Project Worker I provide creative support for The Stove’s Creative Futures project in Lochside and Lincluden. I trained as a Graphic Designer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, and when living in Glasgow prior, I undertook training on the Impact Arts Community Arts Training Programme. I have a great passion for both art and design, and I am excited to bring these skills together, to support Creative Futures. Originally from Lockerbie, I returned to the local area two years ago, and since then I have immersed myself in the creative scene and the many opportunities on offer here. I am passionate about finding ways to help others to be creative, express themselves and take positive action to make their local area and town a great place to live.
Kevin Reid – Creative Producer for the community-led regeneration of Dumfries High Street
The job of our Creative Producer is to ensure that the creativity and innovation that has brought Midsteeple Quarter to this point, is maintained through the next crucial stages of development. We are extremely grateful to the Holywood Trust who are generously supporting this part-time position over the next two years.
Kevin is a founder member of the influential Scottish art collective GANGHUT.
Alyne Jones – Stove Ethnologist
Alyne supports The Stove by making her knowledge and archive of the local area available to different projects that we undertake. She also develops her own projects with The Stove e.g. ‘The Man who made the Museum’, and works collaboratively on others e.g. ‘Stitching Our Story’.
Alyne Jones is the curator of the audio visual archive ‘Vanishing Scotland’, collected in Scotland,Europe,Scandinavia,USA,India and New Zealand. This collection enlivens our thinking, connecting us orally from the 19th and 20th centuries into the 21st. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, this Indigenous Knowledge base forms the cultural foundation from which Photographic Exhibitions, Artistic Events, Environmental Trusts, BBC Radio and Television Broadcasts and publications have been created over the years. www.vanishingyarns.co.uk