Degree Show enjoys another record-breaking year
Published On Thu 24 May 2018
This year's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show is thought to have welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors.
Thousands flocked to view the work of more than 300 exhibiting students, with many more expected believed to have viewed the spectacle over the weekend.
More than 15,000 visitors took in last year’s Degree Show and Professor Paul Harris, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, said that this year’s exhibition was worthy of attracting even more.
“The exceptional quality of work on display this year really needs to be seen to be appreciated,” he said.
“Thousands of people have already been thrilled by what they have seen from our students and it is no surprise to me that we are on course for record-breaking visitor numbers.
“This is an incredible opportunity to see tomorrow’s stars of the art world and the Degree Show is one of the key factors as to why Dundee has developed a worldwide reputation as a hub for creative design.
“Many of these students will go on to become household names and the opportunity to see their work at the start of their careers should really not be missed.”
The Degree Show has established itself as one of the most important events on Dundee’s cultural calendar, contributing an estimated £1.5 million to the local economy.
As well as attracting people from across the country, local school children, community groups and gallery owners have also enjoyed the students work, with a series of planned visits having taken place throughout the week.