25 Apr 2019

Nadine designs landfill landmark

A former Dundee landfill site will become home to a different kind of waste this month as an art installation constructed out of recycled materials goes on display. The structure designed by a University of Dundee student Nadine Audrey Franz aims to raise awareness of the urgent need for action on climate change. The construct, which comprises of two ‘apertures’, invites visitors to Dundee’s Riverside Nature Park to consider what actions they can take, such as consuming less, whilst also celebrating the beauty of nature. Featuring former desks, from Duncan of Jordanstone College of A...

Nadine designs landfill landmark

25 Apr 2019

Take a trip from a parasite’s perspective

The deadly parasite Leishmania has been travelling the world for millions of years, catching flights between humans, dogs and other animals throughout history and causing an untold number of deaths. Now, scientists at the University of Dundee are inviting the public to step inside the Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge to see how humans are fighting back. The new science-art exhibition, funded by the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR), will land in Dundee on Thursday 2 May. Taking place at the University’s LifeSpace Gallery it will give visitors the chance to see for themselves the ...

Take a trip from a parasite’s perspective

22 Apr 2019

Rhino runner James ready for London Marathon

A University of Dundee student hopes to stampede to fundraising success this weekend as he runs the London Marathon dressed as a rhino. James Fleming, a third-year Biomedical Engineering student from Zimbabwe, will run the 26 mile-course in an eight-kilogram outfit to fundraise for the charity Save the Rhino on Sunday 28 April. The 21-year-old Founder and President of the Tennent’s Lager Appreciation Society on campus hopes to raise a glass of his favourite beverage on Sunday night to mark the end of a challenge he’s been dreaming about for years. James, who will be running alongside the likes ...

Rhino runner James ready for London Marathon

22 Apr 2019

‘Selfless’ charity founder inspires student’s work

A Dundee woman who founded a pioneering charity to help people living with a rare disease has inspired the artwork of a local student. Nicole McLaughlin, an Illustration student at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, described Margaret Grant MBE as ‘an incredible, selfless woman’ after handing over four, specially-produced clay plates to the Brittle Bone Society at its headquarters in the city. The 27-year-old made the gesture after learning about Margaret’s story and the work of the charity she founded through a project for her studies. &ld...

‘Selfless’ charity founder inspires student’s work

19 Apr 2019

Art to question what it means to be queer

A new exhibition exploring what it means to be queer will go on display at the University of Dundee this month. ‘The Queer Dot’ which will feature artwork from current students and graduates relating to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, non-binary and queer experiences, will open to the public on Monday 22nd April at 5.30pm. The exhibition, designed and put together by eleven students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), invites the public to look at life through a queer lens and question what they think they know about ‘being queer’. &l...

Art to question what it means to be queer