Dundee Contemporary Arts is a renowned centre for contemporary art with two large-scale gallery spaces, two intimate cinema screens, a print studio, a shop, a creative learning space, and a packed programme of events, workshops, classes and activities aimed at all ages and abilities.
V&A Dundee presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world. The first-ever dedicated design museum in Scotland and the only V&A museum in the world outside London, V&A Dundee provides a place of inspiration, discovery and learning through its mission to enrich lives through design. V&A Dundee has gallery exhibitions, a programme of events and workshops.
GENERATORprojects is an artist-run initiative that has been thriving since 1996. Run entirely by a volunteer committee, they facilitate an exciting cultural programme of exhibitions and events that celebrate emerging artists and writers. They strives to highlight the importance of grassroots activity and its imperative role in sustaining and developing the careers of emerging artists.
Volk Gallery is a non-institutional arts venue based in Dundee, Scotland. Consisting of a repurposed nappy vending machine, Volk Gallery is hung in a publicly accessible location, operational at all times. A rotation of products are dispensed at a set price of £3 each. Works are completed by commissioned artists and change monthly.
Wooosh is an ongoing collaborative project based in the Miller’s Wynd Car Park, with the aims to satirise and combat the lack of opportunities for recent graduates and emerging artists in Dundee. Wooosh exhibits a series of temporary installations usually featuring A4 paper artworks pated. onto the wall. The events are known as woooshes with the collaborators and attendees are named woooshers, and everyone is welcome.
Nomas* Projects is an experimental project that provides a public platform for contemporary art in a broad range of media. Open 24/7, the four-window gallery space on Ward Road celebrates a regular showing of emerging creative talent from in and around Dundee. @nomasprojects
Sharing Not Hoarding was launched in 2015 as part of the Dundee Commons Festival. The project aims to encourage participation in Dundee’s Waterfront Development by engaging with artists and community partners to reflect on issues pertinent to that development. Using 18 4-sheet billboard posters to create a vibrant dialogue of image and text, the project provides opportunities for artists and the wider public to raise critical questions about our collective future by celebrating a diversity of voices and visions for the city.
Open/Close Dundee has two city-wide trails comprising over 40 individual pieces, with new street art and legal graffiti walls springing up all the time. By commissioning artists to brighten up public areas it encourages the public to explore the city and go places they may not normally go. The project improves the urban environment and encourages the public to take ownership of their spaces.
The McManus houses eight galleries covering art, local history and the environment, with both permanent and temporary collections. The Dundee and the World gallery focuses on the city’s international collections highlighting Dundee’s long involvement in overseas trade. The main galleries feature nationally historic oil paintings, old and new artefacts and objects.
The Rep was founded in 1939, and is a centre of creative energy, a space for engagement with a wide range of art forms, whilst also playing a lead role in arts education and engagement across the city and beyond. Proud of its Scottish roots, the company looks outwards, producing dance and theatre of national and international significance, for and with a diverse audience. Sited in a purpose-built art space, Dundee Rep Theatre and Scottish Dance Theatre create and deliver work for a local audience, as well as on a national and international scale.
Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee is internationally recognised as a distinctive platform in Scotland for its radical curatorial research, international approach and focus on critical discourse in contemporary art and culture.
LifeSpace is a collaborative partnership between DJCAD and the College of Life Sciences that engages artists and scientists in collaborations that foster long-term cross-disciplinary activity – they have a regular exhibition programme within the gallery inside the School of Life Sciences building.
The University of Dundee Museums offers a year-round exhibition programme across three spaces; the Lamb Gallery, Tower Foyer Gallery and the D’arcy Thomson Zoology Museum. With a multitude of subjects, the exhibitions are usually connected to Dundee and its history in interesting and unusual ways!
Caird Hall is Dundee’s main concert and event venue, located in the heart of the city, in City Square. It has a diverse and full programme of events, from bands to comedy, classical, dance and more.
Based at Dundee & Angus College’s Gardyne Campus has a full and regular range of shows covering a wide range of drama, comedy, musical theatre, live music, dance, and community productions. @GardyneTheatre
The Whitehall theatre was originally constructed in 1928 as the ‘Alhambra’ which acted as a small scale cinema and theatre for amateur productions. The Whitehall Theatre is located on Bellfield Street and now offers family musical and theatrical entertainment.
Houses the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, the only place in Scotland offering full-time, three-year training in contemporary dance performance to a professional level. Regular performances run at The Space.
Exhibitions provide an inspiring, hands-on learning experience for everyone to visit. Their outreach work and festivals also help them take these experiences across Scotland and beyond.