Our Team – the Committee
We are a team of mainly volunteers, all but one being artists working in a variety of mediums and each bringing our personal and professional experiences to the committee. Now that we are a Community Interest Company however, Officers of the Committee are also Directors of the Company. We have also appointed an Assistant Company Secretary who is a Company Lawyer and will guide us through the set up and ongoing management of the new Company.
Duncan Campbell joined the National Library of Scotland in 2004 as Director of Corporate Services, and has held the role of Deputy Chief Executive since 2011. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, with significant experience in organisational development, change management, reward and performance. In addition to 11 years as Head of Administration in Strathclyde Police, Duncan has previous experience working in central UK government, managing major IT projects.Having taken partial early retirement in April 2015 he is currently working on secondment to the Scottish Government in a small team developing shared services across the Scottish public sector.
Outside of the work environment Duncan splits his time between sport and art. In younger days he was a qualified water ski instructor and latterly has been a keen cyclist with Kinross Cycling Club, holding the post of Secretary between 2013 and 2016. Through working in the culture sector Duncan has been an active supporter of the Arts in general. His interests in visual art comes from being married to a professional artist, Dina Campbell and he has attended POS events over the past two years that Dina has been an exhibiting artist.
POS member for six years, Committee member for five, four years as Vice Chair. Career as Managing & Creative Director of various Graphic Design businesses in Edinburgh, Chairman Design Business Association for 10 years. Artist and Creative Director: Silverhunter.
POS member for 5 years. Degree in Illustration & Printmaking from Duncan of Jordanstone. Worked as the glass engraver at Caithness Glass for 4 years until getting enough work to become a full time artist. I am a wildlife artist, with a lot of commission work for dogs and horses. Work mostly with coloured pencil, but also watercolour for illustration and cartoon work. Other interests include: being out with my dogs, DIY, cooking, beginner gardener, dyeing my hair and learning new things – currently teaching myself to crochet through the medium of youtube.
I have always worked on the border between science/technology and art: from my involvement with printing design ever since being a science student, to my interest in stage lighting and design, and for a time teaching small-scale tv production. I retired from being an FE lecturer in London in 2004, and returned to my home patch. A member of POS for several years now, I hope to help further it in return for the many useful contacts that it has given me.
I am a Fine Art Photographer – working mainly in Floral and Floral Abstract Macro . I have exhibited mostly in Scotland – but through various competitions am now known internationally through both my macro colour and black and white flora/abstract work.I have been a member of Perthshire Open Studios since the beginning and was on the committee 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. I have now been included on the Board of Directors of the new POS CIC as The Membership Secretary and am looking forward to working with all the member artists in 2016.
A loose cannon. They let me on without realising and I’m hoping The Duke of Edinburgh is coming to visit. Creative blogger & nearly a painter photographer age 40.
Company Director and Committee Member
Committee member for five years, four as Chair. Enjoy the ethos of POS and seeing it evolve with the dynamics of its membership. My background is in Education Management, but with a lifelong interest in Art. Painting is my passion – when I get the time! Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Kinross & District Art Club.
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 Design and Management: Peter Urwin, Director, Urwin Digital www.urwindigital.com
Brochure and all printed materials: Iain Lauder, Strategic Design Consultant, IL DESIGN 07880 502819
Kate Kirby: Keeping the POS Website up to date, creating new pages, taking down old ones and reminding us of what needs to be done and when.
Tracie Dick: Social Media management
Other individuals and organisations who help us:
Helen O’Brien, PKC Arts Development Service: Liaison with Council Departments and other Arts Organisations; advice on constitutional matters and practical issues relating to POS’s place in the Council’s Calendar of events.
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.