11 Nov 2015

LifeSpace-commissioned work features in international group exhibition at The Lowry

An artwork created for the opening of the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery is included in an international exhibition of current digital art practice opening this week at The Lowry in Salford. ‘Stutterer’, created by artists Thomson & Craighead is a two-channel video installation that uses the human genome sequence as its score and take more than 75 years to play from beginning to end. The work was included in the exhibition ‘Scales of Life’ seen in Dundee from October 2014 to January of this year, during which time only the first 3 per cent of...

LifeSpace-commissioned work features in international group exhibition at The Lowry

11 Nov 2015

‘Jacobites by Name’ – new Calum Colvin exhibition to open at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The University of Dundee’s Calum Colvin, one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists, explores the visual imagery and legacy of the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 in a new exhibition opening at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this week. ‘Jacobites by Name’ is one of two new exhibitions marking the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Rising. It and ‘Rise and Fall: The Earl of Mar and the 1715 Jacobite Rising’ will be on display at the Gallery from Saturday, 14th November. A key player in the rising, John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, is the focus of ‘Ris...

‘Jacobites by Name’ – new Calum Colvin exhibition to open at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

10 Nov 2015

Exceptional students recognised for achievements

The annual Life & Biomedical Sciences Education Student Awards at the University of Dundee will this week recognise the accomplishments of dozens of high-achieving undergraduates. Thirty-six students will be congratulated for their hard work over the last academic year in ‘The Street’ at the Discovery Centre, School of Life Sciences, on Thursday, 12th November. The top prize winners this year are Jennifer Wood (23) from Perth, and Fiona Plain (22) from Trenant.  Jennifer is to receive four prizes in total, the Biological Sciences Stream Prize, the D'Arcy Thompson Commemorative Medal, t...

Exceptional students recognised for achievements

10 Nov 2015

#LoveDesignDundee launched by UNESCO City of Design Dundee

What design do you love in Dundee? UNESCO City of Design Dundee is calling for everyone in the city to share photos on social media with the #LoveDesignDundee hashtag. Each month the team will share a new theme – for the first month they’re looking for photos of ‘Beautiful buildings’. This could be where you live, where you work, the local school or community centre, an old building full of character, or a new modern structure. The photo could be of the whole building, or a tiny design detail – inside or outside – which you find beautiful. Anna Day, Project Manager of UN...

9 Nov 2015

Mary Shelley's Dundee: Re-animating a City

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s formative experiences in Dundee will be revisited in a series of events starting from tomorrow, The University of Dundee will host ‘Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Re-animating a City’ as part of the Being Human 2015, the UK’s national festival of the humanities. The festival will see events take place at 41 universities and other organisations across the UK throughout November. The Dundee programme includes the production and exhibition of an original comic, theatrical adaptations and immersive film screenings that will explore Shelley’s teenag...

Mary Shelley's Dundee: Re-animating a City