Creative Dundee

DJCAD Masters Show 2016

This year’s Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will feature art produced by students that questions the biggest challenges facing society today. The Masters Show celebrations will begin with a special, invite-only preview evening on Friday 19th August and will remain open to the public until Sunday 28th August. The exhibition is open from 10am-8pm on weekdays and from 10am-4pm at weekends.

Visually stunning art and engaging design projects which address a range of practical and creative issues that have been produced by 44 students on some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses. This includes students from; Animation & VFX, Art & Humanities, Art Society & Publics, Forensic Art & Facial Identification, and Medical Art.

The 2016 Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone, part of the University of Dundee, follows on from the Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show earlier this summer, which attracted around 15,000 visitors over ten days.

Work on display at this year’s Masters Show includes a short animated film about homelessness that uses abandoned toys as a metaphor to represent them by Norhasheila Muharam, a documentary on Dundee’s urban development by Sam Gonçalves, and a photography exhibition which addresses social issues in Dundee by Hayley Whelan. The Masters Show will also feature a photo-realistic digital montage created from custom-manipulated features to help improve upon police sketch drawings by Tim Widden, and a display of 15 page ‘sketchnotes’ of illustrated notes that cover core topics in neurology to educate people by Susanna Brighouse. You can learn more about all the work on display by clicking here.

Hayley Whelan - walking photography expeditions in Dundee which address social issues in the city.

Hayley Whelan – walking photography of Dundee which addresses social issues in the city.

Professor Paul Harris, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone, said, “We cannot wait to see the fruits of our postgraduate students’ imagination, creativity and graft which has created stimulating work informed by the research they carry out.

“Our Masters students are challenged to carry out intelligent and comprehensive work and the Masters Show will demonstrate just how well they have met that challenge, with some truly stunning exhibits that range from the highly artistic to the technically proficient and deeply practical.

“The end result is a series of thought-provoking exhibits that highlight how our students have built on their undergraduate learning, either in Dundee or in other institutions and countries, to develop their work to a new level or in a different direction. The show is a testament to the staff and students who once again have demonstrated that Duncan of Jordanstone is a world-class, 21st Century school of art and design.”

For more information on the Masters Show, and to learn more about the work by students, please see Dundee University’s website here, or their Facebook event here.


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