Creative Dundee

Make/Share: The Worship of ‘Busy’

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

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 May 8th 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 The Worship of ‘Busy’.

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:

Lucy Robertson

In June 2013 Lucy graduated from DJCAD with a First-Class Honors degree in textile design. From 2013 to 2016 she has worked in various roles from teaching to marketing and returned to DJCAD in 2017 to start a PhD in Sonic Textiles for Health and Wellbeing. Within her research, Lucy is looking at how sound and textiles can evoke, record and create memories. Lucy will talk about her recent PhD Internship at An Lanntair funded by Scottish Graduate School of Art and Humanities and a few projects that have happened alongside keeping her very busy! Twitter: @DesignMeWorld | Website:

William McIntosh

Soon to graduate as a Digital Interaction Designer william considers himself to be a ‘Creative Technologist’. He likes to create objects that exist between physical and digital, using digital technologies to develop new ideas, as well as augment the existing. william is particularly interested in how we can use technology to create new experiences surrounding music. His talk will focus on his most recent project, the UP-01, a sound generator to act as a mediative tool – making users feel relaxed, as well as keeping them mentally engaged – how his roject came to fruition, techniques applied, tools used and skills learnt. Twitter: @wmdsgn | Website:

Nicola Wiltshire

Nicola’s paintings are as much about process as they are about subject. Bold form, intense colour and heavy lines are the language through which she describes local landscapes, but also the people and objects she encounters. Nicola will be talking about her project ‘The Loom Runs. The Smoke Rises’, which is a series of paintings on waxed cotton created during a residency with Halley Stevensons, who manufacture waxed cotton from their Dundee factory. Their International client base includes Barbour, so it was exciting for her to spend six months painting from an empty office in the middle of the factory floor. Twitter: @n_j_wiltshire | Website:

Pete Thomas

Pete is a designer, lecturer and researcher working at DJCAD. He founded the creative studio Tom Pigeon and the design and innovation consultancy, Uniform. He is a director on the board of Craft Scotland and has exhibited work at SXSW in Austin, Texas, London Design Festival, Il Compasso di Latta, La Triennale di Milano, The V&A and The Design Museum, London. He wants to talk about busy workplace cultures, the ironies of time management for the self-employment, the value of slow design and the impact of work on our relationship with time. Twitter: @theotherwork | Website: tompigeon


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:

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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