Speaker Programme celebrates launch of online Masters Showcase
Published on 15 October 2020
The online Masters Showcase launch will be followed with the Masters Showcase Speaker Programme running from Monday 19 - Friday 23 October, 6pm.
Work by dozens of students from some of the UK's most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses will be exhibited online when the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Masters Showcase 2020 launches on Friday 16 October.
The online showcase launch will be followed with the Masters Showcase Speaker Programme running from Monday 19 - Friday 23 October, 6pm.
The Masters Showcase Speaker Programme, curated by Dr Maria Fusco, Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, celebrates the achievements of our graduating Masters students.
The events engage with renowned interdisciplinary practitioners speculating on what is at stake and where we are now, what it means to produce public works in private, and why creativity is essential for society.
Dr Maria Fusco said, “I am delighted to take an active role in celebrating the achievements of our graduating Masters students here at DJCAD, by programming a series of talks from internationally regarded makers and thinkers, reflecting on creative production and its importance to our shared communities.”
The programme begins with Turner Prize Nominee, Luke Fowler, a Scottish artist, filmmaker and musician and graduate of DJCAD. His work explores the limits and conventions of biographical and documentary film-making.
Tuesday will see Irini Papadimitriou, Creative Director at FutureEverything, discuss her practice as she draws on interdisciplinary and critical discourse exploring the impact of technology in society and culture and the role of art engaging with contemporary issues
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer, organiser and Stuart Hall Foundation scholar from London. Her talk will focus on the uses of the feminist imagination and its relationship to political demands and futurity on Wednesday.
Juliet Jacques, a writer and filmmaker based in London, will give the penultimate talk in the programme looking at the arts in their social, cultural and political contexts.
Scottish award-winning medical illustrator and animator, Annie Campbell, will give the final talk focusing on her passion for taking a health topic and creating something beautiful yet educational for different audiences.
The Masters Showcase attracts thousands of visitors each year but will take place fully online in 2020 as a result of ongoing restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The showcase launch event will take place at 6pm on Friday 16 October on the Masters Showcase website, a celebration of transformative design and visually stunning art from six of the UK's most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses – MSc Animation & VFX, MFA Art & Humanities, MDes Comics & Graphic Novels, MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification, MSc Medical Art and MSc Product Design.
The exhibition will continue online until Sunday 25 October, offering time to explore the work of over 60 Masters students.
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