‘Art and Design Stories – Made in Dundee’ – Arts Café on 8 May

Students exhibiting at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show will discuss the motivation and meaning behind their work at next week’s Dundee Arts Café event.

Graduating students from the Art and Philosophy, Graphic Design, Product Design and Textile Design courses will talk about their Degree Show exhibits at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 8May.

Each year, the University of Dundee’s Crawford and Matthew buildings are transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space to showcase the work of over 300 students.

For nine days from Saturday 19 May, visitors will have an opportunity to view the culmination of several years of creative development and hard work in an exciting show spanning the areas of design and craft, contemporary art practice, social digital, graphic communication and architecture.

Professor Paul Harris, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, said, “Each year I find myself talking about an exceptional crop of students but the fact is that they continue to produce eye-catching and thought-provoking work that challenges convention.

“Dundee Arts Café will be giving some of our students the platform to explain what their work is about, and what it means to them. It also gives the public a taste of what is to come later in May.”

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.

‘Art and Design Stories – Made in Dundee’ takes place at The McManus at 6pm on Tuesday, 8 May. 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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