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Dundee art students win prizes for new talent

Students at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design have won eight awards at the Royal Scottish Academy’s (RSA) New Contemporaries show.   RSA New Contemporaries is a curated annual exhibition which focuses on the finest emerging artists and architects in Scotland. It offers an opportunity to see the best of Scotland’s emerging talent under one roof, providing a critical platform for new graduates. It runs in Edinburgh’s RSA building, on the Mound, from March 23 to April 8 DJCAD winners include Ellis O’Connor, RSA Landscape Award, Samant...

Scotland’s superhero to return at DeeCon 2015

DEE CON

Saltire, Scotland’s superhero, will make his return in a sequel to the acclaimed debut to be launched at DeeCon 2015, the country’s biggest free anime, animation and art convention. Saturday, 4th April will be a day of colour, fun and geekiness at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) with film screenings, board and video game tournaments, stalls, exhibitions, demonstrations and industry presentations alongside the launch of Saltire: Annihilation Part Two. DEE-CON is organised predominantly by students and alumni of the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College o...

Jamie slaloms past the competition to win £5000

Jamie Kunka

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) graduate Jamie Kunka has been named one of the three winners of this year’s £15,000 Sports Innovation Challenge. The Sports Innovation Challenge is a business development programme and competition, run by the University of Stirling, for entrepreneurial students and recent graduates across Scotland. The winners will each receive £5000, desk space at Stirling University Innovation Park and a year’s access to a business mentor. Since graduating in 2013 with a degree in Product Design, Jamie (26) has developed his final year projec...

DJCAD graduate wins £14,000 Fleming-Wyfold Bursary

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) graduate Edward Humphrey’s burgeoning career has been handed a massive boost after being named as the winner of the £14,000 Fleming-Wyfold Bursary. Edward was announced as the second recipient of the annual Fleming-Wyfold Bursary at the opening ceremony of this year’s Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) New Contemporaries exhibition. He will receive a bursary of £10,000, plus £4,000 production costs for the next year. His winning video installation Another Fiction is on display at New Contemporaries until 8th April, alongside ...

DJCAD students take part in 48 hour animation challenge

AniJam

Founded by Smudge Digital Studio, Scotland’s first ever 48-hour animation challenge took place in Glasgow last weekend. The AniJam event invited students, enthusiasts and industry professionals to create a 30-90 second long animation clip on a theme chosen at random.   ‘Team DJCAD’ made up of ten MSc Animation & VFX students took part. The team were given the theme ‘trip’ and created a short “Clyde the Exterminator” featuring an alien who has a change of heart on his mission to destroy earth.  The AniJam winner will be decided in part by a public vote...

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