Creative Dundee

Bye, Bye Old RSA… Hello New Vision!


There are just a few days left to catch the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) Annual Open Exhibition, which has been exhibited in the rather cosy but spacious surroundings of the recently rejuvenated Vision building on Dundee’s waterfront. The show which has been going for 112 years and normally resides at the RSA, opened alongside DoJ’s Degree Show and has therefore been a tad overshadowed here on CD.

There are around 250 great pieces on display, with everything from well known locally based artists Dalziel & Scullion to Borders based Liz Douglas’ moth light painting and my own personal favourite – Gemma Coyle’s caravans made of biro pens which rotate softly in a wonderfully kitsch way; they remind me of my Gran’s old bingo pens – I wish I’d tried to make a vehicle out of the biros when I was wee, instead of turning them into lethal whistles and nearly choking myself in the testing process.

For a more indepth proper art review, have a look here at the Scotsman or just go check it out for yourself – the great Fife views are also well worth it (Vision is a few steps along from the DCA and therefore the view is not blocked by the shody carpark – R.I.P the DCA view…).

The SSA exhibition is open until 5pm on Friday 19th June 2009.


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