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Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4HT
Tel: 01382 385330. Mon - Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 10.30am - 4.30pm Twitter: ExhibitionDJCAD

Exhibitions & Visual Research Centre
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4HT 
01382 385330
Facebook: Cooper Gallery, DJCAD
Twitter: @ExhibitionDJCAD

1. EXHIBITION /// Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? 
Chapter One: 28 Oct - 16 Dec 2016. Preview 27 Oct, 5:30-7:30
Symposium: 12 Hour Action Group. 3 Dec, 11am-11pm 
A two-chapter exhibition and event project foregrounding the relevance and cogency of feminist thinking in contemporary regimes of power.

located on the lower levels of Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY 
01382 385330

1. REWIND Videotheque in the VRC MICRO CINEMA
The REWIND project based at DJCAD has re-mastered and archived an extensive amount of significant UK single-screen video and installation work from the 1970s and 1980s. REWIND is providing a viewing facility for its collection in the form of a Videotheque which will be will be available to view on an on-going basis in the Microcinema in the VRC, available for viewing Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. 

The artists' book collection Dundee (formerly Centre for Artists' Books) is a space dedicated solely to artists' books, the first combined archive and exhibition space of its kind in the United Kingdom. To view collection online please visit: 

To view works from the collection please contact Hazel McDonald:

Twitter: @UoD_Museums  


1. EXHIBITION /// Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist

26 August – 26 November Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm, Sat 1-5pm.

Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee DD1 4HN

As part of the on-going commemorations of the centenary of the Great War, the University of Dundee’s Archive and Museum Services (Culture & Information) have created a new exhibition celebrating the life and work of the Dundee writer and illustrator Joseph Lee (1876-1949), whose first book of war poetry, Ballads of Battle was published 100 years ago.


2. EXHIBITION // PrintRoom Dundee
3rd September – 29 October Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm, Sat 1-5pm.
The first Dundee exhibition by a group of artists, PrintRoom Dundee. Their work includes may ways of printmaking – etching, screen printing, monoprinting, linocutting and much more.


School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH
The gallery is located at the side entrance to the College of Life Sciences at the very top of Old Hawkhill Road
Twitter: @LifeSpaceDundee
Facebook: LifeSpace Dundee
LifeSpace opening times: Saturday 11am-5pm, Monday to Friday by appointment only.

1. EXHIBITION /// Silent Signal
Thursday, 29 September, 2016 to Saturday, 26 November, 2016
This exhibition is the result of a project in which artists working with animation were brought together with six biomedical scientists, initiated by Animate Projects. Six video animation artworks represent a more scientific perspective on topics such as immunology, diseases, genetics, cells and sleeplessness, aiming to generate new ways of thinking about the human body. The works by boredomresearch (AfterGlow), Genetic Moo (Battle of Blister), Eric Schockmel (Immunecraft), Samantha Moore (Loop), Charlie Tweed (The Signal and the Noise) and Ellie Land (Sleepless) were created especially for Silent Signal.
Free. Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and during the week by appointment only (email

152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY  
01382 909900
Facebook: Dundee Contemporary Arts
Gallery Opening Times: Tues – Sat 11am - 6pm, Thursday til 8pm, Sunday 12noon - 6pm. To book talks or events or for further info please call DCA box office on 01382 909900   

1. EXHIBITION /// Katy Dove
Sat 17 September - Sun 20 November 2016, 11:00 - 18:00 (Open late Thu 20:00)

A memorial exhibition of drawings, collages, paintings, prints and animations by much-loved artist Katy Dove (1970 - 2015). A former student of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design who created meditative spaces through her combinations of sound and image, and contemplative responses to colour and rhythm.

2. EVENTS /// Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour & Workshop
Tue 4 Oct, 10:30
Aged 60+? Come along to our Senior Citizen Kane Tour and Workshop and join one of our friendly Gallery Assistants for a tour of the exhibition before taking part in a creative workshop in our Activity Room. 
Free, but please book in advance. Galleries

3. EVENTS ///Art Cart
Sat 15 Oct, 13:00
Drop in to our Art Cart during the Katy Dove exhibition for a colour and shape treasure hunt, and badge making inspired by our exhibition.
Free, drop in. Level 4

4. EVENTS /// Family Art Lab: Groovy shapes on film
Sun 30 Oct, 13:00
Drop in and make your drawings move by creating one or two seconds of animation. Artist Katy Dove was inspired by experimental film makers Len Lye and Norman McLaren so in this workshop we’ll have music to get you scratching, drawing and colouring directly onto old 16mm film stock and then see it projected onto a screen.
The activity will run in timed 15 minute blocks. Suitable from ages 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Free, drop in. Galleries


GENERATOR projects 25/26 Mid Wynd, Dundee, DD1 4JG
01382 225982
Thursday-Sunday, 12noon-5pm (or by appointment)
Facebook: GENERATORprojects
Twitter: @GENERATORproj

To keep up-to-date of the Collective Space events, please see Generator's Facebook Page.

University of Abertay Dundee, Top Floor Student Centre, 40 Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG
01382 308777
Facebook: Hannah Maclure Centre
Free admission (unless otherwise stated) 
Exhibition and Gallery Cafe open Mon - Fri, 10am-5pm

Friday 16 September - 28 October 2016. 
Preview: Friday 16 September 6:00-8:00pm

Light refreshments will be available for attendees to explore the exhibition and chat with featured artists, including Kirsty Keatch and Jack King-Spooner. The event will also feature the performance-game "Pathfinder" by Christos Michalakos. 
Bringing together an international selection of works by game developers, artists, and researchers, the yearly Blank Arcade exhibition, now in it's third year explores innovation and expression at the periphery of play. 
This year's selection of works spans digital games, table games, and even interactive sculptures, and showcases local Scottish artists alongside international creators. These diverse works are all connected by their interest in exploring the potential of technology and interaction that can be neglected by mainstream video games. Working from many different perspectives, these works reveal the real value of play which can be overlooked in a busy world.
Free admission.  



Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, DD11 2NH
01241 656124
Facebook: Hospitalfield

Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1DA, 01382 307200
Facebook: McManus Gallery & Museum
Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 12.30-4.30pm 
The McManus Collections Unit Barrack Street Dundee DD1 1PG 


1. EXHIBITION /// Draw the Line: Old Masters to The Beano
Exhibition continues until 23 October 2016
Drawing is one of the most basic and enduring of human activities. It remains one of the simplest and most effective forms of communication requiring only a pencil and paper, stick and sand or crayon and wall. It is little wonder then that drawing includes such a vast and all encompassing range of creativity.
The display features figure studies and portraiture, illustration, preparatory sketches, landscape and topography by historic and contemporary artists including Augustus John, Graeme Sutherland, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Will Maclean, Thomas Gainsborough, Amelia Long, William Gillies and Ian Fleming.
Free Admission. 

2. EXHIBITION /// Charting New Waters - Recent Acquisitions to the City's Permanent Collection
Exhibition continues until 23 October 2016
Introducing The Antarctic Suite paintings by Frances Walker and archive material from the pioneering shipping company DP&L.
Free Admission 

3. EXHIBITION ///  Reflections on Celts: A Spotlight Tour from National Museums Scotland and The British Museum.
1st September - 5th December 2016.
The two mirrors on display - The British Museum’s Holcombe mirror and National Museums Scotland’s Balmaclellan mirror - tell very different stories, and help us to understand the relationships between communities in Britain 2,000 years ago. Accompanying the Spotlight Tour will be an exhibition of objects from The McManus' own collections exploring life in the Iron Age locally with a special focus on Dundee Law. The major joint exhibition telling the story of Celts was at The British Museum until 31 January 2016 and at the National Museum of Scotland from 10 March - 25 September 2016. For more information visit 
Free Admission 

4. EVENTS /// Dundee Arts Cafe 
Tuesday 4 October, 6pm
A great opportunity to hear about and discuss the latest research in the Arts – from History to English, Education to Social Studies and Fine Art to Product Design. 
FREE, no need to book, but early arrival is advised.
The McManus Café is open from 5pm and talks begin at 6pm. For further information visit

5. EVENTS /// The Big Draw
Saturday 15 October, 10am-4pm
Celebrate this year's Big Draw Festival and join us for an exciting 'draw-athon' at McManus! Pop in throughout the day and take part in lots of fun activities for all the family, inspired by this year's Festival theme - science, technology, engineering and maths!
The National Campaign for Drawing's 'Big Draw Festival' runs throughout October with organisations across the UK, and twenty other countries taking part.
For further information, visit
FREE. No need to book, just drop in. Activities are suitable for all ages and abilities. 

6. EVENTS /// Family Space & Gallery Art Carts
Available daily
Play and learn in the Museum’s Family Space.  Drop in each day to try out our fun drawing activities, themed costumes, books and games. Also look out for our gallery Art Carts packed with activity sheets, clipboards and art materials designed to help families explore the Museum’s collections of objects and artworks.
FREE. No need to book, just drop in!


9a Ward Road, Dundee, DD1 1LP                 
Nomas*Projects is an experimental four window gallery space, based in 9a Ward Rd, Dundee, initiated by local artists, Cully McCulloch and Owen Daily. 

1. EXHIBITION /// Views Through Windows, Exhibition with Samuel O’Donnell
September 29th – November 6th
O’Donnell’s painting practice is primarily concerned with a distinct feeling of disconnect with a time and a place. His work is concerned with paradoxical instances in which a place can be both very significant to a person yet at the same time remain aloof and uncannily distant. These places are fringes, aberrations.
Views Through Windows reveals some of the domestic tones to O’Donnell’s work. The instances of disconnect here occur in particular when you look through windows, either from the outside in or the inside out. There’s a double screening effect, when you look through a window and make a painting about the experience. This doubling is intensified due to the paintings being exhibited within the window spaces of Nomas* Projects.
O’Donnell was born in Bolton in 1992. He received a First Class BA (Hons) in Painting and Printmaking from the Glasgow School of Art in 2015. He is currently living and working in Glasgow.

2. EVENTS /// Artist Talk with Samuel O’Donnell.
November 6th, 4 - 5.30pm at Generator Projects
Free admission.
25/26 Mid Wynd, Dundee, DD1 4JG
01382 225982

For further information see: or email

1. Public Art /// Sharing Not Hoarding - poster project (in collaboration with Nomas*Projects)  
Robert Orchardson: The Substance of Things Unseen.

5th Aug - 16th Oct
Slessor Gardens, Central Waterfront, Site 10 Hoardings.

The substance of things unseen imagines a series of modernist facades based on Le Corbusier's drawings to calculate the "golden section" - a seemingly "perfect" ratio, or divine proportion. Here the "golden section" is obscured by a series of curtains and flags that subtly interrupt this modernist ideal to bring us back to a kind of potential that exists not in some unattainable utopia, but here and now.  

132 Perth Road, DD1 4JW
01382 699765

Tay Square, Dundee, DD1 1PB

01382 223530
Facebook: @DundeeRep
Twitter: @DundeeRep

Meadow Mill Studios
2nd, 3rd & 4th floors, Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY
Twitter: @WaspsMeadowMill

Panmure Street, Dundee, DD1 1EP
Twitter: @FleetCollective
Facebook: Fleet Collective
For more information, please visit the website or visit the Facebook and Twitter pages.

H M Frigate Unicorn, Victoria Dock, Dundee
Twitter: @FrigateUnicorn


The Redd Suite, 3 Session Street, Dundee, DD1 5DN
Tuesdays, 8-10pm
More info:
Twitter: @ATYN_Dundee
ATYN is a life drawing club that welcomes anyone interested in drawing to join them in sketching every Tuesday night for £5 each week. There is no tuition and no booking or experience required at our club, but there's always someone free to lend a hand if you need it. All art materials are available to buy on the night. 

 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm
Collective Space at Generator Projects

The Critical Forum is a discussion group for artists  and those who work with the moving image to talk about ideas and practice in a mutually supportive environment and in dialogue with LUX Scotland. The group is currently open to new members.
The group is self organised and managed but receives support from LUX Scotland. 
You can find them on Facebook 


Fife Contemporary Art & Craft
Town Hall, Queen's Gardens, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TA
Twitter: @fifecontemp 

If you have a visual art event or exhibition that you'd like listed in the Dundee Diary of Visual Arts, please email before the 25th of the month prior to your event.