22.11.2023 IHR Seminar Series: People, Place and Community
Panel session on how creative practices have been and could be used to (re)make, complicate and communicate place-based identities. With Hannah Awcock, Nadiia Lolina and Katharine Wheeler. Collectively, these speakers raise questions about how creative practice and explicit or implicit co-production engage with established and emerging place-based histories as part of the ongoing process of shaping place-based identities.
Part of People, Place and Community series with The Institute of Historical Research
You can catch the full playback here.
23.09.2022 kNOw One Place Forum - Panel Discussion
The Stove Network: Dumfries
kNOw One Place: Scotland's first creative placemaking forum hosted by The Stove Network and directed by Katharine Wheeler. This panel formed part of the days activities to explore the different systems that creative placemaking work requires.
Chaired by Matt Baker, CEO of The Stove Network
In Discussion: Pauline Smith, CEO of DTAS, Karen Dick, Head of Place, Partnerships and Communities in Creative Scotland, Charlotte Mountford, Director of Lyth Arts Centre, Mark Geddes, Creative and Cultural Strategy Manager for South of Scotland Enterprise, Katharine Wheeler, Partnership and Project Development Manager at The Stove Network, Neil Ritch, Director of National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, Gillian Easson, Director of Creative Dundee.
14.10.2021 Green Tease: Climate/Class/Culture
Creative Carbon Scotland
Green Tease: This event explored the intersection of climate, class and culture, thinking about how climate change is exacerbating existing inequalities, the need for climate policies to be socially just, and the importance of cultural organisations addressing their own barriers to participation in order to effectively help address climate change.
Presenting alongside Francis Stuart, Policy Officer at the Scottish Trades Union Congress
You can read a summary text and more about the event here
4.2.2021 Wor Culture: Re-thinking the High Street
Wor Culture: a space to discuss issues and opportunities relevant to the culture and creative sectors in the North East.
Presenting alongside Dr Emma Coffield on "Re-thinking the High Street, What role of arts and culture?"
You can read more about the conversation and breakout discussions here
2020 Conversations with Norway
As part of The Stove's Wild Goose Festival 2020 I hosted "Conversations with Norway" with presentations from 4 local artists about their work connected with Norway as well as artists Floortje and Kine currently working in Traena, Norway.
This is part of an ongoing relationship and body of work that I have led for The Stove Networks that explores creative exchange and creative activity as part of a growing Scottish Artic relationship and builds on the work of Our Norwegian Story, a 10 month celebration of Dumfries significance as the headquarters for Norwegians in exile during WWII
2013 The Stove Network: Back to Back
This was a very early Stove project and the first I was involved in. A stop motion film following a street stencil project inviting passers by to join in decorating the space in front of the new Stove building (when it had just been handed over) and celebrate some of the other special places in their town
Film credit: John Wallace