Creative Dundee

The Girl who had a Tail

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Jennifer Robson is a visual artist, based in Wasps studios, Dundee, who graduated from DJCAD in 2004. Jennifer is showing her latest work in an exhibition titled The Girl who had a Tail at The Meffan Institute, Forfar. 

The Girl who had a Tail includes painting, drawings, large-scale sculpture, poetry and short stories written by Jennifer. A life-size sculpture of a horse will hang in the centre of the gallery, constructed of aluminium wire and appearing to have leapt from one of her drawings. Other sculptures are made from masses of synthetic human hair.

The exhibition will feature drawings and small objects made by Jennifer exhibited alongside selected museum objects, including a horse skull, on loan from the D’Arcy Thomson Museum.

Jim Boon, Curator of The Meffan Institute, says of Jennifer’s new show, I was anxious to sign Jennifer up for our core programme after her success in winning The Meffan Winter exhibition purchase prize in 2011. The quality of her work speaks for itself; strong yet subtle, thoughtful and poetic, all underpinned by exceptional technical skill.”

In addition to exhibiting across Scotland, Jennifer offers individual tuition and drawing classes from both her Dundee studio and McManus Art Galleries and Museum in Dundee and has close links with the D’arcy Thomson Museum (University of Dundee). Dundee Visual Artists Awards provided financial support for the creation of works included in The Girl who had a Tail.

The Girl who had a Tail

Exhibition preview: Friday 5th July from 7.30 – 9pm, at The Meffan Institute, Forfar.

Exhibition runs: Saturday 6th July to Saturday 3rd August 2013.

The Meffan Institute is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am – 5pm

Visit Jennifer Robson’s website for more information:



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