13 Apr 2018

Celebrating a legacy of art and design in Dundee

An exhibition marking the 15th anniversary of a fund set up to support some of Scotland’s best young artists and designers will open at the University of Dundee this weekend. Since 2003, a trust fund set up by William Sangster Phillips, son of the well-known Dundee artist Charles Gustav Louis Phillips, has provided more than 40 postgraduate bursaries for the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. A Legacy of Art and Design in Dundee - The William S. Phillips’ Fund Bursaries opens in the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, on Saturday 14 April and will run until June. Bu...

3 Apr 2018

Legendary illustrator to host Dundee masterclass

His work is familiar to generations of comic buyers and now Scottish artist Cam Kennedy is preparing to share some of the secrets of his craft at a special event hosted by the University of Dundee. He will be talking about his career as he conducts a live drawing masterclass at the Dundee Comics Creative Space on Wednesday 11 April. The comic illustrator will discuss his creative process and provide unique insights into his time working on famous titles such as Judge Dredd, Star Wars Dark Empire, and The Light and Darkness War. He has been invited to show off his skills by staff behind Dundee’s Maste...

29 Mar 2018

Contemporary take on city’s history wins awards for Dundee graduate

A DJCAD graduate has drawn inspiration from the city’s industrial past to claim two awards at one of Scotland’s most prestigious showcases of emerging artistic talent. Rhona Jack will receive £10,000 of funding after being named winner of the Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award at this year’s Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) New Contemporaries 2018 exhibition. The 24-year-old, who graduated last year, also collected the Glasgow Print Studio Award following the launch of the event. Rhona recreated a traditional loom and used it to weave a tapestry inspired by Dundee’s historic ju...

24 Mar 2018

Live Projects - MSc Design for Business

MSc Design for Business students are working on two live projects with V&A Dundee's Design for Business Programme this semester, with one project focusing on business enterprise and entrepreneurship and another on the prototyping of potential new product and-or service offering(s). Design Thinking methodologies are applied with tools such as Business Model Canvas, Empathy Mapping, Prototyping and Ethnographic Interviewing examples of how students are learning to dynamically engage with customers and professional businesses alike, to ensure market readiness. Dr Louise Valentine, Prog...