12 Mar 2019

Making a mountain out of Munro’s memory

Hill walkers from across the world will have the chance to bag themselves a place in Scottish history this year if they agree to summit one Munro within 12 months. A large-scale environmental community project, led by Eddie Summerton at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), invites walkers, runners and climbers of all ages to take to the hills in memory of Sir Hugh Munro. Sir Hugh became famous for listing all Scottish mountains over 3,000ft, which are known as Munros in his honour. Those who choose to climb one of the 282 mountains on the online l...

11 Mar 2019

Artists and architect set for New Contemporaries honour

Fourteen graduate artists and architects from the University of Dundee will compete for more than £25,000 of prizes when Scotland’s most prestigious celebration of emerging creative talent opens this weekend. RSA New Contemporaries will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, from Saturday 9 March to Wednesday 2 April. The exhibition showcases the work of 63 graduates of Scotland’s universities, including the Dundee contingent, who impressed judges with their work at their Degree Shows last year. The artists who studied at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College ...

14 Feb 2019

Students to GIDE mobile museum process

More than 150 students and staff from eight countries will come together at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design next week to explore how V&A Dundee and other local institutions can transform into ‘mobile museums’. DJCAD, part of the University of Dundee, is a member of the Group for International Design Education (GIDE), which will meet in the city from February 18-22. Attendees from Belgium, China, Germany, Italy. Portugal, Slovenia and Switzerland will join their Dundee peers in reimagining the museum as a mobile experience for the 21st century. Forming interdisciplinary tea...

Students to GIDE mobile museum process

11 Feb 2019

‘Bodies, Botanicals & Bindings: Reimagining Rare Books’ – new exhibition opens

A selection of rare books dating back to the early 16th century has gone on display at the University of Dundee, alongside work by artists, designers and writers inspired by them. Exhibits at ‘Bodies, Botanicals & Bindings: Reimagining Rare Books’ in the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, include jewellery, etchings, drawings, textiles and ceramics as well as a range of anatomical, medical, literary and religious texts held by the University Archives' rare book collections. The exhibition draws on the collections to explore both the history and materiality of rare books and the creativity they c...

25 Oct 2018

Art collective bringing “Great Noises” to Dundee

A radical and influential art collective renowned for making sounds from scrap metal is to host its first retrospective at the University of Dundee. Members of the Bow Gamelan Ensemble will join students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design to perform new work to mark the opening of ‘Great Noises That Fill the Air’, a lookback on the group’s famous, large-scale works that established it at the forefront of the 1980’s audio-visual arts scene. Ahead of the exhibition’s opening at the University’s Cooper Gallery on Friday 26 October, Pr...