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Young artists’ video art to be showcased at DCA

A showreel of work created by budding video artists and filmmakers from the Dundee area will be screened at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) this week. TV21 Experimental Video/Digital Film is a project involving 16–19 year olds from the Dundee area who have created new video art works inspired by the REWIND Artists’ Video archive based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). The resulting work will be shown at DCA Cinema from 6pm on Wednesday, 17th December. This event showcases the completed works by the young people, including introductions, and it will also feature works fr...

V&A Dundee to embark on national tour in 2015

V&A Museum of Design Dundee will begin 2015 with their first touring exhibition visiting more than 70 places the length and breadth of Scotland. The tour takes in rural locations such as Harris, Campbeltown, Elgin and Galashiels alongside Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen. Part of the new museum’s national pre-opening programme, the Design in Motion exhibition will be housed in the Travelling Gallery, a custom-built, mobile, contemporary gallery inside a bus. The tour will launch in Dundee on February 13 before embarking on a 17-week journey visiting 78 venues including secondary...

Digital exhibition wins four star review

An exhibition curated by one of the University of Dundee fellows has been awarded a four-star review in The Times. The digital/media art component of the Society of Scottish Artists annual contemporary open exhibition is curated by DJCAD’s Dr Sarah Cook, one of the University’s outstanding early careers researchers, alongside New Media Scotland’s Mark Daniels. The exhibition will run until Saturday, December 20 in Edinburgh’s Royal Scottish Academy on the Mound. It features work by a number of artists linked to DJCAD. The Fallen Oak, by DJCAD Professor of 3D Visualisation, Chris Row...

DJCAD Year 2 Students Visit Amsterdam

Around 50 DJCAD second year students and staff recently travelled to Amsterdam as part of their second module Border Crossings- an international collaborative project with design and craft specialisms, namely within jewellery and metal design, textile design and interior and environmental design. During an intensive schedule, BDes (Hons) students visited international craft galleries, design agencies and art & design museums in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Nijmegen. Interior & Environmental Design students’ participated in ‘Hacking Healthcare’- a research collaboration w...

Free guided tour of ‘Time/Tide - Moments from Places’ exhibition

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Artist Robert McGilvray will this week give a free, informal guided tour of his exhibition ‘Time/Tide: Moments from Places’, which is currently showing in the Tower Foyer Gallery at the University of Dundee. The exhibition features a striking series of paintings inspired by the Tay estuary and other Scottish landscapes. ‘Time/Tide: Moments from Places’ features recent work by the artist, who will be welcoming visitors to the exhibition at 1pm on Wednesday, 10th December. He said, “The paintings are largely concerned with an imaginary diary of many years’ close contact wi...

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