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Scotland’s First Minister to visit ambitious first showcase of Scotland’s contemporary art in China

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will visit the first major showcase of Scotland’s internationally renowned contemporary art scene in China on her visit to the country this week. While she is in Shanghai the First Minister will see the CURRENT project, a collaboration between the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery and Shanghai Himalayas Museum and see exclusive performances by the CURRENT Artist and Writer in Residence. She is set to visit the project on Wednesday July 29th. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said, "Scotland's culture is rich and we are looked upon as a country of...

Fleet work gives Dundee graduate a window on Edinburgh

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If you happen to be in Edinburgh before the end of August, walk along Princes Street, glance at Edinburgh’s prestigious Jenners department store and you can be forgiven for thinking of a saga of land, sea and sky of the far North. Ten of the large windows in Jenners are alive with original art and jewellery from Orkney. Waves sweep and curl and the land stretches below a long blue sky of clouds into a sunset of glowing red colours. Look closer and you’ll see the Old Man of Hoy, Orkney’s famous monuments... and a Workshop by the sea. Orkney’s well-known jewellery designer, Sheila Fle...

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Summer Shorts programme

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‌The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Summer Shorts programme is well under way and people of all backgrounds, ages and ability are taking part. The diverse programme is designed to develop skills, improve knowledge or try something new in a friendly and relaxed environment. Helen MacDonald, an office worker, has been taking part in the Jewellery & Silversmithing - Wax Carving & Casting course, has thoroughly enjoyed the course. “I’ve always wanted to learn to make my own jewellery, when I saw the course advertised on Facebook, it was too good an opportunity to mis...

Graduate Emma Sproul wins two awards at Free Range Shows

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Emma Sproul, an Interior Environmental Design graduate from the University of Dundee, was awarded the 'Most Comprehensive Design' and 'Rising Star' award at Free Range out of the 480 students exhibiting from all around the UK.  ...

Residents work a breath of ‘Fresh Air’

A new exhibition at the Centrespace gallery in Dundee Contemporary Arts showcases work created during year-long residencies at art colleges in Scotland. ‘Fresh Air’ is an exhibition of new and exciting jewellery and silversmithing work from artists in residence (AIRS) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee, Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. This exhibition aims to bring practices, materials and makers from different Scottish cities together and four of the 14 exhibiting artists – Sheila Roussel, Alana Peden, Rosie Kimber and ...

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