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Rethinking Art and the Highlands

Murdo Macdonald

Professor Murdo Macdonald from the University of Dundee will explore the art of the Scottish Highlands at the next Dundee Arts Café event. ‘Rethinking Art and the Highlands’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 15th April. Murdo Macdonald is Professor of History of Scottish Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), part of the University. He has extensively researched the relationship between art and Gaelic language, history and culture and, from 2005 to 2011, was a partner in a major collaboration between Dundee and Sabhal M...

Get your geek on at DUSA this weekend

Deecon mascot

Cosplaying pokemon and video games characters will strut their stuff at Dundee University Students Association (DUSA) on Wednesday, the precursor to its annual invasion of the proudly geeky. Organisers of DEE-CON 2014 will mark the coming of Scotland’s largest free anime convention by posing in costume outside DUSA at 2pm on Wednesday, 2nd April. The main event will take place at the Union on Saturday, when around 2000 enthusiasts – the majority in colourful and creative costumes – are expected to descend upon the campus for a day of film screenings, board and video game tournaments, stalls, exh...

DJCAD students commissioned to create Commonwealth installations.

Commonwealth Games projects by Craig Gilroy and Jordan Muir

Two Interior Environmental Design students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) have been commissioned to create work for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Craig Gilroy and Jordan Muir, who are both in the final year of the IED degree programme at DJCAD, will create installations for the Athletes Village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. They were chosen after responding to a national brief the games team circulated last September. Craig has designed an interactive wall that aims to make the athletes feel welcome and encourage them to achieve their full potent...

Class proves an oddity as world-famous astronaut makes contact with students

Canadian Astronaut speaking to DJCAD students

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) students received a major surprise today when they assembled at Ground Control for a debrief on a recent module  designing products for use in space – a face-to-face meeting with celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield. Second-year Product Design students gasped when Hadfield appeared on a lecture theatre screen to congratulate them on their work prototyping items for use on the International Space Station (ISS). Via Skype, he spent several minutes chatting to students about their products and life aboard the ISS. Hadfield, the first Canadian t...

Art students to sell themselves at silent auction

Two Duncan of Jordanstone College Art and Design (DJCAD) students will tomorrow put themselves on sale for their art as part of a live performance. Sarah Smart and Aimee Stewart, both third-year students on the Time-based Art and Digital Film programme, will be the items going under the hammer at a silent auction at the DJCAD boardroom, Crawford Building, at 7pm on Friday, 28th. They are highlighting the extent to which artists must sell out in order to become successful. The performance will explore how an artist has to turn their name into a brand, the importance placed on the signature present on the ar...