Jules Verne and the Scottish Archetypes Scottish/Chinese Mauritian artist Gayle Chong Kwan joins us from London during summer 2014, to work with Deans of Huntly Shortbread factory, developing new artisan shortbread creations.

Her project explores the role of archetypes, ideals and waste in food growing, production and consumption; drawing upon Jules Verne’s relationship to Scotland. Jules Verne was so inspired after his first visit to Scotland in 1859 that he situated three of his novels there, whilst many of his other novels featured Scottish characters as romantic and heroic archetypes.