Gallery Thumbnail - The Hunger for Stories 'A Slavic Care Package' - Shauna McKay. An interpretation of 1940s care packages which were distributed in wartime. The packaging is illustrated with creatures inspired by Slavic mythology, as a response to the stories of a Polish World War Two soldier.
Gallery Thumbnail - Mill Sisters’ Kilt - Maddie Talbert. Inspired by the political activism of Mary Brooksbank, this multi-functional kilt design includes a tartan-like pattern on the outside, and opens up to reveal a protest banner with lines from Brooksbank’s “Jute Mill Song”. This versatile garment functions as a unifying object of rebellion for jute mill workers on strike, and pays homage to traditional highland dress.
Gallery Thumbnail - And Aw the Rest Ae It - Edie Urquhart. Based around interviews from members of the Boomerang Reminiscence Group, the interwoven stories of ordinary people and their lives are depicted using scraps from the past. These are presented on a mock noticeboard to represent the community group which brought these tales together.
Gallery Thumbnail - Silence on Stage - Morgan Forbes . Inspired by the Dundee women who developed their own sign language to overcome the noise of jute mill machinery, my imagined stage production combines elements of handmade textiles, painted backdrops and a centre-stage cloth for visual projections. A play of total silence, there can be a mix of expressive animatics and shadow puppetry/signed hand gestures to tell stories inspired by those who worked in the industry.
Gallery Thumbnail - Broken Messages - Norbert Lawniczak. An encoded look at the technology and communications of the past. This imagined manual is comprised of messages that were sent long ago to family and friends from the front lines.
Gallery Thumbnail - The Life of Jean Richardson - Lauren Henderson. A paper bouquet of wren roses, irises and thistles, all decorated with morse. These flowers represent Jean who trained as a wireless telegraphist WRN during WWII. The roses have her wartime experiences written on the petals and the leaves take the shape of places she visited. The irises tell of her time in France, and the thistles contain parts of her personal life.
Gallery Thumbnail - The Adventurous Doctor - Jamie McCrohon. This handmade medical box was inspired by an expedition in which John Carvell travelled to Scoresby Land, Greenland to study permafrost. The medical packages within the box illustrate segments of his journey.
Gallery Thumbnail - Islay - Around the Clock - Maisie Mackenzie. These illustrations, encased in nurse’s watches, show the different experiences of nursing life on the Isle of Islay. Rural nursing on Islay was a struggle due to the travel across remote landscapes and working 24/7 with no time off.
Gallery Thumbnail - Spinning Yarns - Eve Murphy Marriott. These garments were created using collaged prints inspired by a family history in the textile industry and documented in a style reminiscent of Alex Cooper’s photography.
Gallery Thumbnail - The Queer Kids - Asher Harrison. A short comic heavily inspired by DC Thomson’s Beano. This story stems from both my own experience as a teen and Morris Heggie’s recollection of his childhood antics. I connected to Heggie’s care-free attitude described in the recording; playing in quarries and throwing rocks into the water with his friends. I felt solidarity in this; while Heggie and I grew up decades apart, we shared a common love for exploring and having fun.
Gallery Thumbnail - Jute Journeys - Ceidyn Berry. Sandra Thompson took McGregor Balfour into the present day with her innovation in the jute industry. Inspired by her childhood in 1950's India, a weaving shuttle has been reimagined as a child's toy rocket, bringing the story of this ancient textile to tomorrow's world.
Gallery Thumbnail - The Journal of Ted Poletyllo - Azra Khan. A journal inspired by the life of Ted Poletyllo. This book showcases his involvement with folk music, his first job, the people he encountered on his travels and the beautiful scenery he would have passed by.
Gallery Thumbnail - “Oh! There’s Bonzo.” - Matthew Johnstone. Inspired by the life of James Smith, I wanted to create a custom printed fabric influenced by his career as a printer and involvement within community film & theatre. As I wanted there to be a purpose for this fabric, I have crafted the fabric into a hand puppet named Bonzo – based on an Airedale Terrier owned by a neighbour of Smiths from his adolescence.
Gallery Thumbnail - Ingredients of Life: An A-Z of Janet Dickie - Megan Hunter. I wanted to capture Janet Smart’s life and the paths that she followed, so I created a series of 26 display cards from A to Z. I have illustrated each letter as a key word from the interview, which could be a place, person or a hobby that she fondly recalls. Janet put her heart and soul into everything and it was a pleasure being able to create something in her memory.
Gallery Thumbnail - The Dundee Circus - Giorgos Asvestas. Come and see the horrors of the Dundee Circus, as told through the eyes of the one and only: James Cameron. But do not be fooled by this most stupendous menagerie, for if you take a closer look, you shall uncover evidence of a city charged with unexpected malefaction.
Gallery Thumbnail - The Ultimate Instrument of War - Jen Nutbourne. A mixture of three iconic instruments used for war, the Bagpipe, the Carnyx and the Death Whistle
Gallery Thumbnail - The Right Soundtrack - Lauren Young. A four piece digital collage depicting the road journey from Sunnyside Royal Hospital to Dundee, a route often taken by Ann and Alan Collins as they drove patients to and from doctors appointments. Alan would make a playlist for the journey, designed to suit each different passenger depending on what music made them feel most comfortable
Gallery Thumbnail - The Tellers - Morvern Graham. Inspired by the life of a Scottish actress, The Tellers encourages the audience to interact with a selection of words which reference her work. The piece allows people to construct their own sections of poetry or prose; recycling the words, and becoming the tellers of their own story
Gallery Thumbnail - The Shepherd - Craig Shearon. Inspired by the Most Reverend Sir Edward Luscombe who guided those who followed the word of God. Perspective is everything. "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32
Gallery Thumbnail - OARY - Kerry McAlpine. Wearable sculpture inspired by Dundee street poet Gary Robertson. Main influence comes from his passion of celebrating “whaur yih come fae”, his Scottish Punk band; The Cundeez, and a hint towards his other job as a Dundee City Council bin man.
Gallery Thumbnail - Another Day at the Office - Beth Fuller . A young intern rushes to her desk at a hectic publishing office, in which there are always a hundred different things going on. 2D digital illustration in an editorial style, taking inspiration from Jackie magazine and its contemporaries.
Gallery Thumbnail - A Life in Miniature - Ellen Forbes. Margret Baillie had an extraordinary life of continuous learning, travel and friendship. The objects a person collects through their life can paint a picture of their experiences and personality and this is how I decided to tell her story, through a small collection.
Gallery Thumbnail - Research at Dundee - Jamie Mathie . A series of posters which hope to entice a new generation of scientific researchers to move to Dundee for their career.