Creative Dundee

Make/Share – October Line Up

Creative Dundee and Dundee MakerSpace invite you to the next Make/Share event on Wed 14th October from 7-8.30pm, at Dundee MakerSpace, down at the Vision building.

This time around, 4 speakers will give short informal talks about their experience, thoughts, inspirations around Collaborative Working.

Working with others can lead to a more efficient use of resources, it offers valuable advantages of sharing knowledge and information… How do we do collaboration well? What kind of working environments help collaboration? Those are the topics that will be covered on the night!

After the talks, there is the chance to discuss this in more detail. The event is very relaxed, held in an open plan space full of inspiring tools (including a loom!). You can watch a video of our first Make/Share here.

Doers/makers speaking about their process this time include:


Scarlett Erskine

Scarlett is a jewellery designer based in Dundee. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2012 where she then became a Vanilla Inker for the next two years. She now has a studio in Wasps Meadow Mill that she shares with two other jewellers. She make collections of high quality uniquely textured precious metal jewellery and loves to collaborate with other creatives to produce exciting projects that she wouldn’t usually have the chance to do!
Scarlett will be talking about her experiences of collaboration throughout university, Vanilla Ink and now in her studio in Wasps, looking at the different projects she has been part of and how it has impacted on my jewellery career so far.

Scarlett Erskine Jewellery Website / Facebook / @scaersk / @scarlettersk

Malath Abbas

Malath is an independent game designer, artist and producer working on experimental and meaningful games. Since co-founding the award winning studio Quartic Llama, Malath is establishing Scotland’s first game collective and co-working space in order to support a community of independent game makers. His current work includes Killbox, an online game and interactive installation that critically explores the nature of drone warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience which explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualisation. Killbox will involve audiences in a fictionalized interactive experience in virtual environments based on documented drones strikes in Northern Pakistan. The work is an international collaboration with U.S. based artist/activist, Joseph DeLappe and Scotland-based artists and game developers Tom Demajo and Albert Elwin.
Malath will talk about the collaborative projects I’ve contributed to as artist, designer and producer. In and in particular I will focus on my latest piece of work Killbox and the Dundee Game Collective.

Malath Abbas Website / Killbox@maltron3D

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Becca Clark & Ruth Aitken

Becca and Ruth collaborate as a duo, Bhuntang Marmalade, and on new publishing collective Bitter Rind. Both graduates from TBADF, Becca has run Ickle Film Fest for a number of years and Ruth is a former committee member at GENERATORprojects and still very engaged with the space. They are both writers, artists, filmmakers, zine-makers (among other things) and are currently initiating the new Bitter Rind Essay Club. Art-categories: Zines, publishing, fun-having, ms-paint, adventuring.

Bitter Rind Essay Club Website / @bitterrind #bressayclub /


Leanne Fischler

Leanne is a Dundee based Product Designer. She focuses her work around environmental sustainability and the social impact of devaluation in our consumerist society. She sits on the board for Skill Share Dundee working to promote the value and importance of getting people making within the local community. Skill Share Dundee is a local creative community based on sharing traditional and useful skills based in Swan House, Dundee Technology Park, and aims to bring generations together; maintain skills and crafts that might otherwise be lost; and reduce waste through reuse and repair.
Leanne will talk about why she’s been inspired by the collaborative community of Skill Share in particular as a product designer but also about the wider impact of the work that they have done.

Skill Share Dundee Website / Facebook

Leanne Fischler Website / @LeanneFischler


Make/Share – Monthly Events:

Bringing together people who make things, whatever they may be! MAKE/SHARE is the chance to hear a few informal talks by people about the things they’ve made and the process they’ve gone through to make them.
We also have space to show and demo your creations/products/processes, so please just bring them along on the night – we’ll have tables and a plug socket or two on offer if needed.
If you’d like to talk about a project you’ve been working on at a future MAKE/SHARE, just get in touch, or feel free to bring along your things to show and demo (creations/products/processes) on the night.



Wed 14th Oct – Collaborative Working

Working with others can lead to a more efficient use of resources, as well as offering valuable advantages of sharing knowledge and information… How do we do collaboration well? What kind of working environment facilitate collaboration?

Wed 11th Nov – Turning Point

How do we recognise what’s not going to work? How do we overcome challenging circumstances? What’s next? How do we plan your future project after one failed? How and what do we learn from your failures? What are the mistakes that make a positive difference?

Wed 9th Dec – From Concept to Result

How to turn an idea into reality? Journey of a project from idea(s) to outcome(s)! How does it evolve, progress, change, transform? How do we design prototypes or test protocols?


Make/Share happens every second Wednesday of the month.
7 – 8.30 pm (moving to a nearby pub to continue the chat afterwards!)
Dundee MakerSpace,
Vision Building,

Join us on Wednesday 14th October 2015, 7-8.30pm.
Free event! Don’t need to sign up, just come along!

Don’t forget to share your tweets and pictures using our hashtag #MakeShare


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