IGNITE is back! Now in its second year, this 10-day festival showcases the vibrant creative and cultural work going on across Dundee, Angus and Fife during May. With 30 partners taking part across the area, lead organisation, V&A at Dundee has created a programme that dovetails sweetly with the graduation shows at Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Abertay University.
The festival includes a range of events from dance, design, exhibitions, film, fine art, literature, open studios, previews, talks, theatre and workshops, to Creative Dundee’s Pecha Kucha Night!
We’ve listed some highlights below, but do pop over to the website or visit the IGNITE hub during the festival, based at DCA, to find out about the full programme.
And be sure to check out Creative Dundee IncorpoRated – Dundee’s only crowd-sourced guide to the city, packed with creative insights from people working, studying and living in the area, featuring all the places you love!
Some of our IGNITE highlights…
Friday 18 May | 6-9pm – DJCAD Degree Show 2012 Preview
Friday 18 May | 5-8pm – Abertay Digital Graduate Showcase Preview
Saturday 19 May | 7pm – They Had Four Years – Opening reception: They Had Four Years is Generator Projects annual new graduate exhibition, showcasing artists selected from the previous years Scottish Degree Shows. this newly commissioned body of work features rising stars Calvin Laing, Romany Dear, and Neil Nodzak.
24 to 28 May – Angus Open Studios
Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 May | 12-5pm – Wasps Meadow Mill Open Studios
Saturday Launch Party – 5-9pm
Saturday 19 May | 6pm – V&A at Dundee’s lecture – Design Uncovered: Adventures in Architecture: What impact does design have on our everyday lives? three of Scotland’s most exciting architectural practices, Konishi Gaffney, Kennedy Twaddle and DO Architecture examine the way in which an innovative approach can positively influence the built environment.
Tuesday 22 May | 7-10pm – Pecha Kucha Night Dundee – Vol 3
14 April to 20 May – Boris Gerrets – 3 Films: An exhibition of boris Gerrets’ award winning experimental documentary shot on a mobile phone, People I Could Have Been and Maybe Am, 2010, alongside a selection of previous films.