‘The More You Look, the More You See’ – Dundee Arts Cafe on September 19

This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the work of one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists.

Calum Colvin, Professor of Fine Art Photography at the University of Dundee, has exhibited nationally and internationally for over thirty years. A selection of his artwork that reflects upon Dundee and its place in Scottish, British and world culture is currently on display at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, which is where his Dundee Arts Café session will take place on Tuesday 19 September.

He constructs photographic artworks that begin as large-scale studio sets, which are then adorned with everyday objects. The end result are magical works which have frequently been described as a puzzle or riddle.

Professor Colvin said “It has been a great opportunity to showcase my work at The McManus.

“Having begun my career as an artist at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, and having such a close relationship with the city over many years I am very pleased to see my images integrated into this collection of artefacts and artworks, which tell and re-tell the story of Dundee and its people in such a compelling manner.

“At Dundee Arts Café I will give visitors an in-depth look into my work and how, in each photograph, the more you look, the more you see.”

Dundee Arts Café is a programme of talks showcasing arts research and developments taking place locally. The series is organised by the University of Dundee in partnership with Abertay University and Leisure & Culture Dundee.

These events enable members of the public to relax and discuss the arts, from English to History, Philosophy to Architecture, and Fine Art to Product Design, with some of the leading names carrying out work in these areas in Dundee, as well as guest speakers. The events last one hour, and speakers talk passionately about their work for 30 minutes before the floor is opened up to an informal discussion with the audience.

‘The More You Look, the More You See’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum at 6pm on Tuesday 19 September. The event is free and open to all, but limited seating means visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5pm.

For more information about the event and Dundee Arts Cafe please visit www.dundeeartscafe.co.uk.

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