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Superhero Drs the focus of comic conference

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The unlikely duo of comics and health care will be discussed at a special conference at the University of Dundee. Graphic Medicine 2016: Stages and Pages, is the world’s only conference that brings together experts and enthusiasts in the fields of medicine and comic art. The event will investigate the interaction between comics and healthcare in relation to performance. The conference will consider the need often felt by clinicians and patients alike to live up to prescribed roles and the various ways in which comic art can address these issues. Keynote sessions will be led by American cartoonist and...

Graduate creates Dundee tourism animation

A recent Graphic Design graduate has created a short animated film promoting Dundee as a tourist destination. The video, created by Kevin Biggins, takes viewers on a journey through some of Dundee’s most popular locations to highlight the activities it has to offer for visitors. Kevin created the film to show Dundee “has a lot of big adventures to discover”. Some of the scenes highlighted in the clip include bears at Camperdown, being a scientist at Dundee Science Centre, watching the stars at Mills Observatory and learning about the Antarctic at Discovery Point. View Kevin's sh...

Dundee’s Oor Wullie Bucket Trail includes Textile Design graduate’s “Sweet Shop”

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Launching today, the Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail is a major public arts event that will see the streets of Dundee and beyond come to life with a spectacle of colour of fifty five life sized Oor Wullie. The project is a collaboration between The ARCHIE Foundation, DC Thomson and Wild in Art which will capture the hearts and minds of the public and encourage us all to become ‘tourists in our own city’ and attract visitors from all over. The sculptures will be on show for 10 weeks before being auctioned to help raise funds for The ARCHIE Foundation’s Ta...

Mature student Cate Newton is an inspiration to family

Returning to full-time education can be both daunting and rewarding but for one mature student it has been nothing short of exhilarating. Cate Newton graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) with first-class honours in Fine Art yesterday. For forty years, Cate held positions within libraries including Head of Collection Development at University of St Andrews and Director of Collections and Research at the National Library of Scotland. Although she thoroughly enjoyed her career, art was always a passion she wanted to explore further. She attended art classes at DJCAD throughou...

Graduate wins prestigious biomedical imaging award

MSc Medical Art graduate Adriana Lippy, has been awarded the 2016 BioImage’s award for ‘Medical Education - Best Motion Media’ for a project she completed whilst studying at the University of Dundee. Her short film ‘Acute Inflammation’ was created for the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine and demonstrates how a series of vascular and cellular actions can cause acute inflammation in response to injury or infection. It is now screened to first year medical and dental students in pathology classes. BioImages is an annual visual media competition that showcases the f...

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