Milk-teeth sculptures and donating body parts to art

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A panel discussion on whether consenting adults should be allowed to donate their bodies to art and a fantastical, palace-like structure made with hundreds of milk teeth will bring the ‘Material Concerns’ exhibition at the University of Dundee to a close this weekend. ‘Material Concerns’ at LifeSpace in the Discovery Centre explores the use of human tissue in life, art and scientific research. The exhibition, which has been running since February, includes ‘Palaces’, a sculpture created by artist Gina Czarnecki. A discussion, asking ‘Should consenting adults be abl...

Dundee International Book Prize shortlist announced

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From Perth, Scotland, to Perth, Australia and taking in Texas, Tennessee, Singapore and the south of England, the finalists for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize have been drawn from four continents. The shortlist for the 2015 prize features ten debut novels selected from the record 500 entries received by organisers Literary Dundee. A judging panel comprising broadcaster Fred MacAulay, award-winning writer Denise Mina, Creative Scotland’s Jenny Niven, Dundee Honorary graduate Danny Wallace and literary agent Ed Wilson will decide which novelist will win a publishing deal with Cargo P...

‘Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and the unmade Macbeth’ – Arts Café on 2nd June

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The University of Dundee’s Dr Jennifer Barnes will next week reveal how she discovered screenplays from Laurence Olivier’s unmade film version of Macbeth which were thought to be lost.   Dr Barnes, a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University, will be leading the next Dundee Arts Café event at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum on Tuesday, 2nd June. She will discuss how she found the missing Macbeth while carrying out research at the British Library, discovering 13 versions of the screenplay catalogued in the archive. “Olivier’s unmade Macbeth gained a ...

How can the EU protect the Arctic environment?

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An international panel of experts will come together at the University of Dundee this week to explore how European Union countries can prevent the Arctic from environmental catastrophe. The 2015 EU-Arctic Conference takes place at the Dalhousie Building on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May and will bring together academics, practitioners and industry figures. Thirty speakers from 15 countries will discuss the EU’s potential to enhance Arctic governance, with WWF, Greenpeace, BP, the European Commission and the Arctic Council among the organisations represented at the conference. A roadmap for increas...

Design students show off apps and tools for the future

A news app that automatically provides balanced coverage from across the political spectrum, a `calming bear’ to help children overcome anxiety and a restaurant reviewing platform for people with food allergies are among the next generation of innovative applications developed by University of Dundee students for this year’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show. Students on the Product Design and Digital Interaction Design programmes at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design not only come from a digitally connected generation, they are developing the tools and applications that...