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Fine art lecturer McGilvray exhibits at the university

Painting Lomond by Robert McGilvray

A striking series of paintings inspired by the Tay estuary and other Scottish landscapes will be exhibited at the University of Dundee’s Tower Foyer Gallery from Saturday, November 1st. ‘Time/Tide - Moments from Places’ features recent work by artist Robert McGilvray, who is well-known as a painter and for his various public art projects. He explained, “The paintings are largely concerned with an imaginary diary of many years’ close contact with the skies and waters of the Tay Estuary, absorbing its ever changing light, colour and climatic conditions. “They reflec...

Visitors ‘fall in love’ with DJCAD

Interior and environmental design students

Hundreds of potential students visited DJCAD over two successful open days on Monday, October 27 and Tuesday, October 28. Visitors from schools, colleges and from overseas filled the building for a series of talks and tours, which explored the art school’s 11 different disciplines and the internationally-recognised general foundation course. Paul Harris, Dean of DJCAD, said he was pleased to see so many people “happy and enthused” in and around the art school.   “Our visitors really appreciated meeting the staff and students and seeing our excellent facilities first-hand...

DJCAD Graduate Paula up for Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Via STV: Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and Paula Fox has been on Jobseekers allowance, endured a serious ski injury and juggled numerous jobs in an effort to fund her own clothing line Ponyosquid Apparel. But things are definitely looking up for the award-winning Dundee designer. Beating off thousands of competitors, Paula has been named as one of eight finalists in the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and she'll be in London next month hoping to wow judges with her business acumen. The competition has been ...

MSc Forensic and Medical Art Open Afternoon

Come along to the MSc Forensic & Medical Art Open Afternoon on Tuesday 11th November, 2-4pm. This is your chance to find out more about these unique Master's Programmes and the inspiring environment that our students work in. Please meet at 2pm in the reception area of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), Perth Road.   MSc Forensic Art The MSc in Forensic Art is a unique Master's Programme created in response to the need for transition from a variety of undergraduate degrees to specialist practice within cont...

‘Scales of Life’ to open gallery at £26million Discovery Centre

Sarah Cook

A major exhibition of work from leading contemporary artists will this weekend go on display at Scotland’s first dedicated art-science gallery, located within a new £26million research centre at the University of Dundee. ‘Scales of Life’ is the inaugural exhibition in LifeSpace, part of the Discovery Centre (for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research, pictured right), which was this week opened by Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse. The unique ‌gallery will host up to four major exhibitions each year, showcasing the best in collaborations between artists and scientists. ...