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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.

You can read more about kNOw One Place here, and catch the full playback here.

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

Newcastle University

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

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