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Dark Winter - former DJCAD graduate is artist in residence in Iceland


Dark Winter (EOC) DJCAD graduate of MFA Fine Art and Humanities, Ellis O'Connor, is currently an artist in residence living and working in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland.  She has been exhibiting her work widely and regularly for the past three years. She is currently living and working in Ólafsfjörður where she is artist in residence with Listhús Art Space. Original article from: It happened at a time when none of us here in the North had caught sight of the sun for over two months. Sunday, January 24, ...

DJCAD works together with Interface to help new business


The Company Started by Susan ‘Sooz’ Chirino, Sansooz is a fashion apparel company keen to help the fashion conscious become more safety conscious, without having to compromise on style. The Business Challenge Sansooz creates design-led reflective fashionable outdoor clothing and accessories for adults and particularly children. These will be seen normally during the day as part of the fashion garment design and then transform into highly reflective goods/garments upon darkness or poor visibility when a light source is applied i.e. car headlights.  In essence, keeping the wearer fashionable...

Pole Tay Pole – new exhibition at Tower Gallery


A new exhibition featuring artworks inspired by Dundee's historic connection with polar exploration and whaling will open at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum this Friday. As the city was a major centre of the European whaling industry, Dundee men sailed regularly to the Arctic seas, bringing back not just whale product but specimens for museums and Inuit artefacts traded with the native people they met. The city’s expertise in building whaling ships led the Discovery and many other Antarctic exploration vessels to be built in the city, while former Dundee student ...

Licence fee excuses brought to life by DJCAD animation students


Animation students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee have brought to life some of the UK's strangest excuses for not having a TV Licence. The students have turned reasons given to TV licensing staff into animations as part of a national competition. Excuses ranged from claiming the television was a microwave to a man who said he was King of Scotland. The University of Dundee is the only Scottish university taking part. More than 40 excuses films, which can be viewed here, have been submitted from students across the UK. Sharon Campbell, animation course d...

DJCAD graduate Johanna Basford to publish two new colouring books


Johanna Basford is set to publish two new colouring books in 2016 with Virgin Books, a division of Ebury at Penguin Random House UK. The two new "inky imagined worlds" are Magical Jungle and Johanna's Christmas. Magical Jungle offers a world of flora and fauna wherein lies "an exotic rainforest teeming with creatures large and small", including "speckled tree frogs and dainty hummingbirds, prowling tigers and curious monkeys" according to the publisher. Meanwhile, through Basford's intricate pen and ink illustrations, Johanna's Christmas includes "flurries ...