Our Team – the Committee
POS is a Community Interest Company and the Board of Directors consists of: Glenys Andrews, Sybil Galbraith, Marion Foster, Scott Carruthers, Gill Hunt and Andrew Hunter.
A Committee and Board Member for 6 years, with a break of a year and a half to be a full time carer, I am once again Chair of POS and delighted to be working with a strong and committed team who appreciate all that has gone into building the event, but who also bring fresh ideas for its future. I am gradually picking up the brushes again and am being encouraged in my own painting by colleagues in the vibrant Kinross Art Club where I am currently Secretary.
My interest in joining the team of POS is that it creates an opportunity for artists and makers to promote their skills and talents to a wider audience and to have their work recognised and appreciated.
I come originally from South Africa where I obtained a BA HED at Pretoria University, and then later at Art and Design College in Johannesburg as a full time student for 3 years with my main interest in Ceramics.
When I moved to Scotland I set up my own work shop restoring antiques for 25 years.
My interest in Art led me to join the Kinross and District Art Club, where I have enjoyed involvement as Secretary, Vice Chair and in the planning and hanging of our annual Art exhibition.
My career background includes being a radiographer and delivering healthcare business management and training.
I am now a bespoke kiltmaker with a focus on the craft of tailoring. Having recognised that the traditional and specialist craft of kilt making is disappearing, it is now even more important to record and preserve the knowledge and skill required. I am enthusiastic about raising its profile, informing and passing on my knowledge and skills through different training media.
I have been a member of POS for 5 years and as treasurer, I am looking forward to playing my part in the running of this wonderful organisation as others have before me thus enabling me to enjoy and benefit from all that POS offers.
I have been a professional artist since 2008, regularly exhibiting with galleries and at art fairs across the UK and Europe. I started taking part in POS in 2017 and volunteered to take on the Membership Secretary role in 2018 to ensure the project could continue. I’m a big advocate for artists to open up their personal workspaces to introduce a wider audience to their individual artistic processes and practices.
I am a Photographic Artist – working mainly in Floral Abstract Macro. I have been a member of Perthshire Open Studios since the beginning and was on the committee from year two doing the Membership Secretary’s job for three years as a volunteer before becoming a contractor working with the ever growing membership as well as continuing with volunteer work for POS. When POS became a CIC (Community Interest Company) in 2015.
I was invited to join the Board of Directors of POS as the Membership Secretary and did that job up until October 2018. Having been Membership Secretary for ten years I have now relinquished the post to Scott Carruthers but remain on the Board of directors in the role of Artist Liaison and look forward to working with everyone in 2019.
Web Print and Design Liaison
I am an artist and paint places and interesting wildlife, I love wild landscapes and the drama of the weather. I exhibit all over Scotland. Formerly a graphic designer, I have found Perthshire Open Studios fertile gound for my creative output and as an artist. I have been on the committee for over 7 years and decided it was time as a Director and Vice President to take a partial back seat to encourage new blood! I am continuing with my responsibilities of managing the brochure, signs and our website which are key to the success of the event. We have a unique collection of Artists and Makers and maintaining the quality of our communications is vital to our continuing success.
Marketing and Publicity
I am an editor to trade with experience in the private and public sectors, including charities and the arts. I have taken courses in calligraphy, millinery, mosaic, stained glass, and dressmaking. (My dream job is to become a weaver of Harris Tweed.) I am working in schools at the moment where I can see the immediate benefit of art as a means of self-expression which demands contemplation and concentration. I am happy to support and promote art and artists with Perthshire Open Studios.
Route Coordinators Liaison
I have been making jewellery for nine years and taking part in POS for the past four since moving to Cleish from Edinburgh. My previous working life involved many years in corporate sales in the automotive industry and also a few years in recruitment. Since getting involved in POS I have helped out in any way I could and am now happy to be joining the committee.
The Production Team
Putting together all the elements of a major event involves not only volunteers but also contracted experts. We have an excellent team of professionals employed by the committee to achieve this.
Website Technical Management: Peter Urwin, Director, Urwin Digital www.urwindigital.com
Brochure and all printed materials: Iain Lauder, Strategic Design Consultant, IL DESIGN 07880 502819
Website support and general admin: Kate Kirby
Other individuals and organisations who help us:
Caron Ironside helps us with our marketing.
George Bosworth and Muriel Fegan at The Bield and the team at Pitlochry Festival Theatre who are eternally flexible in helping us to achieve the best possible showcases for our artists’ work.