Dundee Publics: Past, Present and Future Subversions
On Friday 3 February a new public art exhibition opened as part of Sharing Not Hoarding’s ongoing exhibition programme. The exhibition, ‘Dundee Publics: Past, Present and Future Subversions’, will be on display throughout February and March on the hoardings overlooking Dundee’s newly formed Slessor Gardens.
Sharing Not Hoarding is an experimental public art project located in Dundee’s Waterfront development. Launched in 2015, it encourages public participation in the city’s transformation by engaging with artists and community partners to reflect on Dundee’s past, present and future development.
The new exhibition shows work by 10 artists from Dundee Print Collective including Lucia Gomez, Andrea Sayers, Kieran Milne, Tom Carlile, Sarah Burt, Fraser MacDonald, Bobby Sinclair, Annis Fitzhugh, Jonny Lyons, and Thomas Woodcock.
Scott Hudson, who led on the project, said, “We’re delighted to be collaborating on our first public arts project. Previously, Dundee Print Collective have only exhibited in a gallery environment. Being part of the Sharing Not Hoarding project opens the door for our artists to convey their message and artwork to a wider audience in Dundee. We’re looking forward to hearing the response.”
Dundee Print Collective formed in 2013 following the IMPACT 8 International Printmaking Festival Conference in Dundee. The unique aspect of the collective is that it is not just for artists and designers – over one hundred individuals have been involved with Dundee Print Collective and many of them have had no prior artistic training.
Dundee Print Collective continue to promote printmaking as a creative, social and educational method for anyone to express themselves visually, and encourage individuals to engage with future Dundee Print Collective projects.