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Art and architecture graduates to exhibit at 2015 New Contemporaries

Eighteen graduate artists from the University of Dundee will exhibit their work at the 2015 Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries show in Edinburgh. Now in its seventh year, New Contemporaries is regarded as the most prestigious showcase for young artists in Scotland and this year’s exhibition will take place at the RSA Galleries on The Mound from Saturday, 14th March to Wednesday, 8th April. With nearly £40,000 worth of monetary prizes in addition to residency, studio and purchase prizes, the exhibition is an important initiative for emerging artists and architects in Scotland. Presenting ...

‘Bodies in Motion’ – exhibition opens on 7th March

A new exhibition focusing on movement and its study and representation will open at the University of Dundee this weekend. ‘Bodies in Motion’ opens at the Tower Foyer Gallery on Saturday, 7th March. Featuring physiological instruments, anatomical diagrams and figure drawings from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) and the University’s museum collections, the exhibition explores the way that both science and art have sought to understand motion in the human body. ‘Bodies in Motion’ has been curated by Alix Marion, a postgraduate student in Museum & Ga...

Artists reflect on Women in Science as 2015 festival launches

Dundee will once again celebrate the achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) when the 2015 Women in Science Festival takes place from 7th-28th March. Jewellery Workshop: Make a Mother’s Day Ring • Suitable for over 10sA total of 45 family events, exhibitions, film screenings, fun days, talks and other events will take place across the city in March, and the Festival is supported by many of the internationally acclaimed female scientists and researchers working at institutions in Dundee. Led by the University of Dundee this is the UK’s only Festival that c...

FutureEverything 2015 - 20th Anniversary Festival

One of the world’s leading festivals of ideas - founded and organised by Dr Drew Hemment, an academic from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) - celebrates its 20th anniversary in Manchester this week. Dr Hemment’s research explores various dimensions of the emerging digital culture, from open data to data art, and also innovation, creativity and research methods. He develops highly collaborative and interdisciplinary forms for research, in which building communities of interest is integral. In this outward-facing role, he developed the FutureEverything festival as a highl...

Katharine Hamnett speaking at University of Dundee events

Renowned British designer and pioneer of ethical and environmental fashion Katharine Hamnett has been confirmed as a speaker at two University of Dundee events next month. She will appear at a ‘Chiasma’ innovation event hosted by Design in Action (DiA), a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, on Wednesday 18th March. The next day, she will deliver a free public lecture at the Dalhousie Building at 12.30pm. The Chiasma, entitled 'Circular by Design', is being run in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, and will aim to transfo...

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