1 Jun 2015

Exhibition celebrating Minnie the Minx artist

An exhibition celebrating the work of the late Beano artist Jim Petrie opens at the University of Dundee’s Lamb Gallery this week. Jim, who died last year, was best known for being the man who drew the "world's wildest tomboy" Minnie the Minx in the famous comic for 40 years. The exhibition, which has been created with the support of Jim's family and DC Thomson & Co Ltd, who have lent material for display, opens to the public on Wednesday, 3rd June. Curator Matthew Jarron said, “We’ll be showing many of Jim’s classic Minnie the Minx artworks but also examples of his other comics...

Exhibition celebrating Minnie the Minx artist

29 May 2015

Last chance to see record breaking Degree Show

This weekend is the last chance to see the record-breaking University of Dundee Art, Design & Architecture 2015 Degree Show. The Degree Show has already reached new highs by attracting well in excess of 10,000 visitors over the course of the past week, including over 5500 people on the opening night. The show has also been viewed by people in more than 20 countries around the world via live streaming of events online. They have all been attracted to see the work of around 300 students as the University's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design buildings are turned into Scotland's largest exhi...

28 May 2015

Milk-teeth sculptures and donating body parts to art

A panel discussion on whether consenting adults should be allowed to donate their bodies to art and a fantastical, palace-like structure made with hundreds of milk teeth will bring the ‘Material Concerns’ exhibition at the University of Dundee to a close this weekend. ‘Material Concerns’ at LifeSpace in the Discovery Centre explores the use of human tissue in life, art and scientific research. The exhibition, which has been running since February, includes ‘Palaces’, a sculpture created by artist Gina Czarnecki. A discussion, asking ‘Should consenting adults be abl...

Milk-teeth sculptures and donating body parts to art

28 May 2015

Dundee International Book Prize shortlist announced

From Perth, Scotland, to Perth, Australia and taking in Texas, Tennessee, Singapore and the south of England, the finalists for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize have been drawn from four continents. The shortlist for the 2015 prize features ten debut novels selected from the record 500 entries received by organisers Literary Dundee. A judging panel comprising broadcaster Fred MacAulay, award-winning writer Denise Mina, Creative Scotland’s Jenny Niven, Dundee Honorary graduate Danny Wallace and literary agent Ed Wilson will decide which novelist will win a publishing deal with Cargo P...

Dundee International Book Prize shortlist announced

27 May 2015

‘Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and the unmade Macbeth’ – Arts Café on 2nd June

The University of Dundee’s Dr Jennifer Barnes will next week reveal how she discovered screenplays from Laurence Olivier’s unmade film version of Macbeth which were thought to be lost.   Dr Barnes, a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University, will be leading the next Dundee Arts Café event at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum on Tuesday, 2nd June. She will discuss how she found the missing Macbeth while carrying out research at the British Library, discovering 13 versions of the screenplay catalogued in the archive. “Olivier’s unmade Macbeth gained a ...

‘Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and the unmade Macbeth’ – Arts Café on 2nd June