Designed to Inspire

An exhibition of amazing design from the University of Dundee’s collections

Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee

9 July – 10 October 2018

Mon-Fri 09.30-19.00 Sat 13.00-17.00

Winalot by John Greensmith

In 1978, the Principal of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Myer Lacome, proposed a plan for a museum of design to be housed in a landmark building on Dundee’s waterfront. 40 years later his vision has finally been realised with the opening of the V&A Dundee.

With Dundee having been designated a UNESCO City of Design in 2014, an exciting new chapter has begun in the story of design education in Dundee. This exhibition celebrates the history of design teaching and research and showcases some amazing examples of design from the University of Dundee’s museum and archive collections.

The exhibition includes animation, comics design, graphic design, illustration, jewellery and metalwork, embroidery and textile design, architectural design, town planning, scientific and educational design and surgical instrument design.

Image: Winalot poster designed by John Greensmith, 1938

Special Event - on Friday 7 September at 11am, join comics creator and PhD student Zu Dominiak for an informal guided tour of the original comics artwork included in the exhibuition, as well as the new permanent display of comics art next door in the Baxter Suite. No need to book - meet in the Lamb Gallery.

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