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Old artwork takes centre stage at new exhibition

Published on 9 February 2022

Art lovers are being given the opportunity to brush up on some of the University of Dundee’s most gifted graduates at a new exhibition.

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Former Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design students from 1968-72 have brought together some of their earliest work for Let’s Go Round Again.

The exhibition, currently on display in the University’s Lamb Gallery, within the Tower Building, Nethergate, brings together pieces from artists and designers who have subsequently gone on to follow different paths within the art world, including one who became a director of Sotheby’s.

Matthew Jarron, the University’s Museum Curator, said, “A few years ago we had a very popular exhibition of photos by a student from that time, Walter Simms. That prompted several graduates from the same era to get back together and plan a group exhibition.

“It’s been wonderful to meet many of the artists and hear about what they’ve been up to since graduating. Sadly, since we started planning the show, two of the artists involved, Derek Soutar and Joe Smernicki, have died, but we’re delighted that their families have supported the exhibition by lending work to us.

“The show features a really diverse range of work reflecting the many different talents of the artists and designers taking part, including paintings, textiles, jewellery, photographs, prints and ceramics.” 

Let’s Go Round Again is open now and runs from Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 7pm, until Friday 22 April. Entry is free.


Jonathan Watson

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