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DJCAD graduates chosen to showcase work by Visual Art Scotland


Original article from Visual Art Scotland. The Visual Art Scotland council visited all the degree shows to seek out the best new talents emerging from the five main Scottish Art Schools; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee, Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, and for the first time we are delighted to include Moray School of Art, a part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. Our focus is on making and craftsmanship and we searched out the very best new artists working between the disciplines across all fine art an...

DJCAD Alumna captures Scottish mountains perfectly and is selected for RSA Open Exhibition


We caught up with artist and alumna Sanna Dyker, to tell us about her recent success in being selected to exhibit at the RSA Open Exhibition in Edinburgh. The piece which has been selected to be part of the exhibition, is entitled ‘The Keeper’s Cottage’, and is a pen on paper drawing of a small cottage at the foot of the iconic Scottish mountains in Glencoe. Sanna Dyker, who lives in Kirriemuir, said, “I had always promised myself that I would one day try to capture the sheer detail and vastness of these mountains, which I have never tired of looking at and this was my chance to do ...

Sixteen Oor Wullies designed by Duncan of Jordanstone graduates


No fewer than 16 of the Oor Wullie sculptures currently wowing Dundonians and visitors to the city have been designed by alumni of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail, Dundee’s largest ever mass-participation public art event, has seen 55 sculptures of Scotland’s favourite comic character Oor Wullie installed in locations across the city. Thousands of fans, young and old, have been trekking across Dundee and its hinterland to bag all the statues and to pose for a selfie with them before they are auctioned off to raise money for The ARCHIE Foundation...

Woodpecker brings wood to life


A lifelike wooden woodpecker with real pecking power has taken up residence in a Perthshire pine tree, thanks to its art student creator. Woodland Trust Scotland runs an annual competition for students at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee, to come up with a piece of work that will engage visitors at its Moncreiffe Hill Wood just outside Perth. 2016 is the sixth year of the partnership. Fine Art student Ken Bambury from Dundee is this year’s winner.  “When I visited Moncreiffe Hill I heard a woodpecker,” said Ken. “Then ...

Inaugural International Summer Experience students leave DJCAD 'Scot Free'


The International Summer Experience group will complete their final day of the programme tomorrow, and tonight will host a pop-up show entitled ‘Scot Free’. During the summer, the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design hosts an intensive and challenging month-long programme open to international students, which enhances skills and awareness in contemporary art practice. The participating group, which consists of students and graduates from the USA, have travelled over to Scotland to take part in the International Summer Experience Programme, and have enjo...