23 May 2019

Dundee graduate makes Disney movie magic

A University of Dundee graduate hopes to leave moviegoers spellbound this week, as his own magical touch transports them to the fantasy world of Aladdin. Jonathan Macintosh, a Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design graduate and a Lead Animator for Disney’s latest live-action film Aladdin, says he can’t help but feel like a kid again when a movie he works on hits the big screen. “Our work can take several months or even years to get right but you still get those butterflies in your stomach when the opening sequence begins,” said Jonathan. “I love the challeng...

22 May 2019

Former GP doctors DNA into dazzlying jewellery display

A former doctor will provide a different type of diagnosis for the human race this week as her jewellery, which depicts thousands of years of human genetic code, is showcased at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Architecture Degree Show. Motivated by her own personal illness which forced her to retire after more than 30 years of practicing medicine, Dr Allison Meighan turned her attention to surgically digitalising thousands of mitochondrial DNA components and using modern 3D printing techniques to fuse them into jewellery. The former GP, now Jewellery and Metal Design student, said ...

20 May 2019

Laydeez do Comics. And they’re proud of it

An international organisation championing female comics creators will host its first event in Dundee, the spiritual home of the British comics industry, later this month. The newest chapter of Laydeez Do Comics (LDC) has been formed by Hailey Austin, Rachel Davis and Grace Wright, postgraduate students at the University of Dundee. The first of four events planned for 2019 will take place at Dundee Comics Creative Space on Friday 31 May and will be based on University lecturer Dr Golnar Nabizadeh's new book Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels. Laydeez Do Comics supports female-identifying comic...

Laydeez do Comics. And they’re proud of it

9 May 2019

New exhibition to mark life of trailblazing teacher

The life and work of a pioneering textile artist, designer and teacher is to be celebrated in the next exhibition at the University of Dundee’s Lamb Gallery. Marion Stewart taught embroidery and stitched textile design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art for 25 years, inspiring a generation of students. Born as Marion Gracie in Glasgow in 1931, she studied at the Glasgow School of Art under influential tutor Kathleen Whyte, and taught in Glasgow and at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen before coming to Dundee in 1959. Matthew Jarron, University Museum Curator, said, &ldqu...

11 Apr 2019

Changing the World by Design

A global competition challenging young designers to change the world has been launched at the University of Dundee. The competition was announced at the 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD), which has been hosted by the University over the past three days. The EAD is collaborating with Design Indaba to set the challenge to designers around the world to creatively engage with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. EAD and Design Indaba will award £5,000 to a group submission that proposes ambitiously creative ways of addressing the challenges. This ne...