Visiting Cooper Gallery

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Cooper Gallery is a public art gallery at the heart of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee with an annual programme of free exhibitions and events by national and international artists, designers and cultural practitioners.

Opening times during exhibitions

Monday – Saturday, 11:00-16:00


Exhibitions remain free, open to the public and are now ticketed.

Please book in advance selecting an available one hour time slot using Eventbrite at the exhibition page. If you wish to visit for longer please feel free to book multiple slots.

There is a maximum capacity of 10 people per hour to ensure physical distancing of 2 metres is maintained in our three gallery spaces.

In the gallery

At the entrance, you will be met by an invigilator at our welcome desk who will check you in for track and trace and ask that you wear a face covering.

Our staff will be wearing face coverings within the gallery, and will be observing physical distancing and guidance for regular handwashing. We have put in place additional cleaning measures for all contact points within the gallery and a wheelchair accessible toilet.

During your visit we would ask that you please:

  • wear a face covering inside, unless you are exempt from doing so
  • sanitise your hands on entry using the dispenser provided
  • maintain two metres distance from other visitors and staff
  • observe the one-way signage in the gallery

Please remember, stay at home if you’re feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who has coronavirus, and follow NHS coronavirus guidelines.


Cooper Gallery is located to the right side of the DJCAD buildings on Perth Road. The entrance is via double doors which face onto a car park.

The gallery is on two floors. Ground floor has ramped access. First floor is accessible by an internal lift and six steps with a handrail. Wheelchair access is via a stairclimber. Please email in advance if you require lift or stairclimber access.

First floor is also accessible via 24 steps. Two flights of 12 steps with handrails are separated by a landing.


The ground floor has a wheelchair accessible toilet. The toilet is gender neutral.


Large print versions of the exhibition information handout are available, please ask our Guides. If you require alternative formats for material in exhibitions please email or ask our Guides.

Image credits

  • Background image: Ruth Ewan, We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted to Be, 2011. Installed at Cooper Gallery entrance 2021.
  • Opening time box: Cooper Gallery entrance.
  • Social media box: Jade Montserrat, No Need for Clothing, 2017. Photo by Jacquetta Clark.


Cooper Gallery
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design,
13 Perth Road,


+44 (0)1382 385330