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Undergraduates exhibit work

smaller fluorescent flowers

An exhibition showcasing the work of students took place at LifeSpace Gallery in the School of Life Sciences building this week. The work of 19 undergraduates included a wide variety of art from computer programming to sculpture, drawing, exterior design and jewellery. The project was part of the level 3 undergraduate Art, Science and Visual Thinking module lead by Dr Paul Harrison. It was an opportunity for students to use the work and research of University of Dundee scientists to inspire their own project and included one on fluorescent flowers which would bring gardens to the bed-bound to try and aid r...

Scottish video art exhibition opens in Shanghai

Exhibition Shanghai

This weekend sees the next phase of an exhibition, led by the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery, open in China. It's called ‘CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland’ and it opens at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum on Saturday, 17th December. It's opening during the Shanghai Biennial which is the largest arts event of its kind in Asia which will see hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the city from around the work. CURRENT is made up of exhibitions and other events featuring more than 50 artists over a two-year period. It is co-curated by Sophia Hao, of Cooper Gallery, and Wang Nan...

Jewellery sale by students

jewellery items for sale

Around 20 jewellery students sold their work in the University of Dundee’s Tower Building on Monday. The students, all in their third year, have been working on the project for about 5 weeks and the brief was for the students to use an individual technique and apply it to up to ten different items. This could mean that one method would then produce earrings, brooches, necklaces and rings. Course tutor Christina Hirst explained: “This project isn’t just about making the jewellery, it’s also a lesson in marketing and branding and it’s about teaching the students the entrepreneur...

Ballyfermot students graduate

Image of Ballyfermot students graduation

At the end of November 23 students graduated from the University of Dundee Validated Programme at Ballyfermot College, Ireland. The students, mostly from the Dublin area, studied a number of Duncan of Jordanstone courses including Visual Media with Animation and Visual Media with Game Development. The programme with the Dublin-based college had its first intake of students in September 2004 having been set up by Mark Byrne. He was then a lecturer at Ballyfermot College but in 2003 was visiting Duncan of Jordanstone as a guest lecturer in Animation following the publication of his book. And as the programme...

Video art examines identity and self-determination

The work of 12 women artists and collectives that have addressed questions of identity and self-determination will be screened at the University of Dundee’s Centrespace gallery this week. ‘Self/Portraits: Relating Narratives’ takes place at 5.30pm on Friday, 9th December and has been curated by Laura Leuzzi, Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou as part of the European Women’s Video Art research project at DJCAD. The screening weaves together the visual narratives of female artists whose work confronts social and political norms. Employing real and interpreted voices, lyrics and ...