Creative Dundee

PechaKucha Night Dundee Vol.6

PKNs are an opportunity to hear from around 12 totally diverse individuals who speak about whatever they fancy – things they like/loathe/their geeky habits/or their work. You get to sit, listen, laugh and enjoy… PKN is part of a massive global network, which you can find out more about here: Pecha Kucha Nights. Videos of presentations can be found below.

Thanks to graphic designer Paul Sparks for the awesome PKN Dundee Vol 6 artwork above.


Date: Tuesday 21st May

Event hashtag: #PKN_DND

Johanna Basford PKN

Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Johanna’s delicate, hand inked designs intend to charm and delight, inviting you to peer closer and discover the hidden intricacies. @johannabasford. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

The Rusty Hip Collective PKN

The Rusty Hip Collective are based in Dundee, Scotland and their aim is to unify and strengthen the local music scene through positive action.  @RustyHip. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Michael Marra PKN

Michael Marra is Deputy Director of Design in Action at DJCAD, University of Dundee. DiA is working with business to create new products and services and, with them, new jobs and opportunities for Scotland. Michael is a development economist, a former political adviser, a husband, a father and is available for session work as a (very loud) Clapper. @designinaction. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Hayley Scanlan PKN

Hayley Scanlan is a Dundee based Printed Textile & Fashion Designer, who is also Scottish Young Designer of The Year 2012/13. Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2009 and selling her graduate collection Leather jacket to Erin o’Connor, Hayley was named “Scotland’s Coolest Young Designer” by Vogue, crowned “Scottish Young Designer of the Year”, has celebrity fans – Rihanna, Azealia Banks, Jessie J & Little Mix (to name but a few), been backed by The V&A (Dundee) and has became an official ambassador for hometown of Dundee. Most recently Hayley showcased her recent Autumn/Winter Collection at Scotlands most prestigious Fashion Show in the world at Tartan Week NYC and is currently working on a collaboration with The Scottish Dance Theatre. @hayleyscanlan. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Lynne Duffus PKN

Lynne Duffus is the owner of Lovely Things interiors shop in Dock Street, Dundee. After 18 long years away from her home town, Lynne headed back to set up shop in 2011 surrounded and supported by her family. A former broadcaster with the British Forces Broadcasting Service, Lynne also gets called upon to host many local charity events and is often first port of call for media interviews. @LovelyThings3. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Andrew Demetrius PKN

Andrew Demetrius is curator of the forthcoming exhibition Sam Smith: Boats, Beasts and Beauties, opening in September at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther and the University of St Andrews. He works at the university as Visual Resources Curator and elsewhere as freelance graphic designer and illustrator. In the dim past Andrew studied Fine Art and made paintings, worked at the National Gallery, London, and designed image databases and presentations for several major architects. @Demetrius_Art. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Richie Cumming PKN

Richie Cumming is an occasional artist, infrequent DJ and full-time Outreach Officer at the National Galleries of Scotland. He has spent over a decade working in, producing and developing creative environments and scenarios that encourage public participation in the creation and appreciation of artwork. As often as possible, these productions will involve vast quantities of paint. Currently lead artist on Creative Stirling’s Freedom Versions project. @skintrichie. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Grant Payne PKN

Grant Payne is a graduate of Product Design Dundee who now works for St. Andrews Golf Company as a Product & Business Developer and is a Research Associate at University of Dundee. The nature of his work has led to him be develop expertise in 3D Printing, Scanning & Imaging. His research sees him involved in modern/innovative methods of manufacturing aided by 3D printing & how it can influence Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) & low volume producers.@Grant_Payne. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Alastair Low PKN

Alastair Low is a soon to be University of Abertay graduate who makes games, participates in game jams and wears bowties and recently accepted a 3D artist job offer from Ninja Kiwi. @wallmasterr. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Fi Scott PKN

Fi Scott is the founder of Make Works, an independent design led organisation that facilitates and celebrates making and manufacture in Scotland. She is about to embark of a three month tour of Scotland to find and film 180 makers and manufacturers across the country, from the back of a VW Campervan @thisismakeworks. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Rachel Marsh PKN

ShortbreadStories has been in existence for over five years, with Rachel Marsh joining as Chief Executive Trustee in 2011 when the organisation decided to become an official charity. Now an SCIO, ShortbreadStories’ focus is educating and mentoring new writers, and theycurrently have a global online community of ten thousand members. Besides providing a worldwide showcase for new talent, the organisation aims to build self-confidence in writing ability through mentoring, advice and encouragement. ShortbreadStories is free and open to anyone who wishes to join, and all stories are free to read and download. They can be found at @shortbreadstory. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

Thomas Small PKN

Thomas Small is an award winning choreographer and Artistic Director of Smallpetitklein Dance Company based in Dundee. Smallpetitklein tours their Dundee-made performance work internationally and are heading off to Brazil in June with their critically acclaimed work ‘Within This Dust’ which explores 9/11. This summer, Smallpetitklein will be staging a mini festival called TENT:acular at Tentsmuir featuring promenade performances along the beach ending in a giant ceilidh deep in the forest! Smallpetitklein runs weekly dance classes in the city for all ages and abilities. They also work with NHS Tayside to deliver ‘Well Good’, a workshop and performance exploring tobacco and safe choices, which tours to 118 schools each year in Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Angus. @smallpetitklein. Video from Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 6.

What the devil is a Pecha Kucha Night anyway? Pecha Kucha Nights* were originally started back in 2003 in Tokyo, as an event for creatives to meet, network, and talk about their work in public. Since then Pecha Kucha, meaning ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, has spread internationally running in over 600 cities across the world. The much loved and respected format is relaxed, simple and enjoyable, with something for everyone – presenters have 6 minutes 40 seconds to show and talk through their 20 images, each for just 20 seconds – this keeps things fast and fun!

Pecha Kucha was devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture. The PKN Dundee event is organised and hosted by Creative Dundee.


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