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Job Opportunities at the GROW Observatory and Making Sense

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for job opportunities on major citizen science and digital social innovation projects in DJCAD at the University of Dundee – see job opportunities below. University of Dundee is leading a major new project, The GROW Observatory, a citizens' observatory that will empower tens of thousands of growers across Europe with knowledge on sustainable practices and make a vital contribution to global environmental monitoring. Dundee is also a partner in Making Sense, a social innovation project enabling citizens to become active in capturing, sharing and making sense...

Graduates Tay give birthday Bridge mural makeover


As the Tay Road Bridge enters its 50th year, it is being given a colourful mural makeover by renowned urban artists and graduates of the University of Dundee. Fraser Gray and Martin McGuiness have spent a month, largely under the cover of darkness, transforming the forgotten space under the bridge with bright colours and visually striking murals, having being awarded a £20,000 grant back in July. Choosing a vivid colour palette derived from the primary and secondary colour scale – CYMK – their mural ties in both the City of Design movement as well as acknowledging Dundee’s historic ...

Student film reaches almost 250,000 views


A film by The University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Animation students has been watched world-wide, almost 250,000 times. The students, which include Alex Heywood, Mark McGinty and Steven Buntin, submitted their animation as part of a TV Licensing competition earlier in the year, entitled ‘King of Scotland’, and became the winner of the People’s Choice film. Student teams from around the UK produced a range of animations illustrating the dubious explanations for non-payment, which visiting officers and call centre staff have heard this year. Sharon...

International students to study MFA Art & Humanities at the University of Dundee


Two postgraduate overseas scholarships have been awarded from the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the School of Humanities. The students, Ricardo Bennett-Guzmán, originally from Mexico, and Addison Galagan, from Minnesota, are outstanding candidates who each will bring their own distinctive skills to the University of Dundee. Comparable to the North American model of 'Graduate Assistantships', the two artists/scholars will also be contributing their expertise and knowledge to the University. The MFA Art & Humanities programme combines studio art...

Is this the face of the notorious Lord Darnley?


A University of Dundee Masters student has stepped back through the mists of time to recreate the face of one of the most notorious figures from Scotland’s history, solving an ancient mystery in the process. Emma Price (23) has recreated the face of Henry Stuart, better known as Lord Darnley, as part of her MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University. Her work will be one of the exhibits at this year’s Masters Show, which opens at Duncan of Jordanstone this weekend. Lord Darnley rose to infamy as the second husba...