Degree Show on course for record-breaking year

Temperatures are set to soar in Dundee this weekend but the hottest ticket in town remains the city’s biggest celebration of culture.

This year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show is expected to have welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors by the time it closes its doors on Sunday evening.

Thousands have already flocked to view the work of more than 300 exhibiting students, with many more expected to take in the spectacle this weekend.

More than 15,000 visitors took in last year’s Degree Show and Professor Paul Harris, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, said that this year’s exhibition was worthy of attracting even more.

“The exceptional quality of work on display this year really needs to be seen to be appreciated,” he said.

“Thousands of people have already been thrilled by what they have seen from our students and it is no surprise to me that we are on course for record-breaking visitor numbers.

“This is an incredible opportunity to see tomorrow’s stars of the art world and the Degree Show is one of the key factors as to why Dundee has developed a worldwide reputation as a hub for creative design.

“Many of these students will go on to become household names and the opportunity to see their work at the start of their careers should really not be missed.”

The Degree Show has established itself as one of the most important events on Dundee’s cultural calendar, contributing an estimated £1.5 million to the local economy.

As well as attracting people from across the country, local school children, community groups and gallery owners have also been enjoying the students work with a series of planned visits having taken place throughout the week.

The Degree Show is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Entry is free with further details available online.

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