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Animation students make their `speed pitch’

Their predecessors are already bringing magic to our screens in film, television, computer games and online. Now the 2015 class of animation graduates from the University of Dundee are set to show off their talents at the Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show and with a `speed pitch’. Animation alumni now working for companies such as STV, MPC, London and Brown Bag Films, Dublin, and across the media will visit Degree Show and then take part in a `speed pitch’ session with the new graduates on Saturday May 23rd. “Our alumni are working in prime positions for some of the biggest names...

Epic `Solium’ to get Degree Show premiere

Seven months of work, days spent building and then dismantling sets, a 100-piece choir singing an original score of Gaelic psalms and scenes of bodies buried in sand and naked at the top of the Lomond hills – the making of a degree show project for two University of Dundee students has been an epic task. Michael Hunter and Robbie Gray will premiere their film `Solium’ at this year’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show at the University. To make the film they have had to raise thousands of pounds while taking care of writing, producing, directing, filming and editing. The finished p...

Across Loch Rannoch in a self-built boat

A University of Dundee student’s epic journey down Loch Rannoch in a self-built boat and then to the summit of Schiehallion is captured at this year’s Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. Tanith Marron (21), from Eskdalemuir in Dumfries & Galloway, made the trip in March this year as part of the project for her Fine Art degree, capturing stunning imagery and leaving a trail of paper boats all the way to the top of Schiehallion. She crossed Loch Rannoch in her self-built bright green kayak, made from corrugated plastic. “My work is concerned with being immersed in the natur...

University students `PopDundee’ with Overgate shop

Dundee shoppers will have the chance to buy work from some of the city’s brightest young creatives throughout this week as students from the University of Dundee set up their pop-up `POPDUNDEE’ shop in the Overgate Centre. POPDUNDEE has been set up by 2nd-  and 3rd-year students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University, with the support of the Overgate Centre. It will be in place close to the Costa café at the west end of the Overgate Centre from today (Monday 11th) to Friday 15th, selling prints, jewellery and crafts. “This is a fantastic...

Dundee lecturer represents Scotland at 56th Venice Biennale

Graham Fagen, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee and one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists, is leading Scotland’s representation at the 2015 Venice Biennale. The Biennale is regarded as the largest and most prestigious visual arts exhibition in the world, and millions of visitors from around the world will visit it from 9th May to 22nd November. Although this will be the fourth time that Graham, who works with PhD, Master of Fine Art and final year BA (Hons) students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, has been involved in Scotland’s representation at Ve...

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