Creative Dundee

April Make/Share: Divergent Thinking – Working With Others

Venue: The Beer Kitchen Dundee // Date: April 10 // Time: 7-8:30pm

This event will be BSL Signed by Jennifer Ramsay. 

Make/Share is a free monthly event which brings people together to gain a behind the scenes insight into their creative processes, held on the second Tuesday of each month, at The Beer Kitchen Dundee, from 7pm – 8.30pm.

Join us on Tuesday April 10th and hear short talks by four local makers about the processes behind turning their ideas into reality, and how living and working in Dundee influences their work.

The theme for this month is ‘Divergent Thinking – Working With Others’.

Speakers explore how their project or product has evolved, how they experiment, what their biggest challenges have been and how they were overcome. After the talks we have a short opportunity for any questions to the speakers, and for you to share your upcoming events with the group.

We’re delighted that The Beer Kitchen is our official sponsor venue for Make/Share and supports the event with a complementary beer or soft drink at arrival. Also, exclusively for Make/Share attendees, after 5pm you can claim a 10% on any food or drink at the Beet Kitchen!

You don’t need to sign up, just come along!


Speakers this month include:

Claire Clark

Claire is a 2017 Graphic Design graduate from DJCAD and have since then continued to work in the creative industries, surprisingly evolving into the communications sector. She will be discussing her recent internship, working with Creative Scotland to become a more inclusive and accessible organisation. Twitter: @410UserGone

Andrew Macdonald

Andrew is a game developer and software engineer with a fascination for tools, technology, and the ways in which we make. Since graduating from Abertay in 2015, he’s been levelling up tech at Dovetail Enterprises as their first in-house developer. Andrew’s also an IGDA Scotland director, supporting the Scottish game developer community; a member of Dundee Makerspace, and can usually be found at BertWednesdays too. Andrew will be discussing his approach to making, breaking, fixing, and bringing about technological renewal. Website: | Twitter: @AndrewAlexMac

Julie Cumming

Julie is a multi-disciplinary creative. A Product Design student in her 4th year at DJCAD, she not only has a passion for product design, but also for photography, graphic design and written word. Julie will be sharing a bit about her user-centred approach to furniture design for her current honours project, as well as dipping into the world of zine making with creatives from all over the globe. Website: juliecreatedthis | Twitter: @juliecreatedthis | Instagram: @juliecreatedthis

Emma Ainsley & John Phillips

Emma is an artist working in performance, sound and video, and John, a musician, jazz trumpet player, songwriter and artist. They work together in a long-term art/music collaboration as ainsleyphillips, making videos and performances that squash art and music together. Emma and John are working on a new project this year, to create video soundscapes for people with dementia, co-created alongside people with dementia. Their talk will focus on their collaborative process as they pull-together plans for the co-creative sessions they’ll be running alongside people with dementia. Website: ainsleyphillips | Project: harmoniousplace

Lorna Romanenghi & Philippa Holland

Lorna is a 3rd year jewellery student at DJCAD with a background in psychology and fine art and Philippa is a professional and renowned violinist, harpist and singer with 30 years of teaching experience. They will be talking about their upcoming collaboration on a series of violin teaching books that focus on the importance of playing together as well as having a solid technique. Being a mother and daughter collaboration that has been working together from day one, this project has both great potential and will also be a really incredible experience for both of them to work on something together, bringing in their separate areas of knowledge and expertise in both writing and illustrating these books. Website: lornadesigns | Facebook: @lornadesign | Instagram: @lornadesign | Celtic Twist: hollandandpalmley | Facebook: @celtictwistduo | Twitter: @TwistCeltic | Project: lilacstrings | Instagram: @lilacstringsphil

Interesting in sharing your work at Make/Share?

If you’d like to talk about a project you’ve been working on at a future Make/Share, just get in touch with Claire at

Future Make/Share dates and themes are:

May 8th – The Worship of ‘Busy’
June 12th – How do we measure our Successes?
July 10th – The Impostor Syndrome

7pm – 8.30pm
The Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn (*map below)
10 South Tay Street

You don’t need to sign up, just come along!


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