Sitting in pride of place in Jon Hoad’s mum’s house is a clay dinosaur he made when he was six. Little did she know then that her son would become an internationally-renowned scientific artist.
Wasps has been creating a buzz in Dundee since 1977 – Caroline Lindsay speaks to three creatives who have thrived since they made a bee-line for the charity's art studios and work spaces
Now that Maggie’s Penguin Parade has officially waddled into Dundee, it’s time for local artists across Courier Country to get creative and bring the Penguins to life.
It’s not every day that you get to chill with a troupe of dancing penguins but that was the treat awaiting dozens of guests in the Counting House at DCT Thomson’s flagship Meadowside building at last night’s official launch of Maggie’s Penguin Parade – a colony – or “waddle” – of 100 colourful giant penguins set to invade Dundee during 2018.
As Maggie’s Penguin Parade launches tonight, designer Janice Aitken tells Caroline Lindsay about the process that went into creating the lovable stars of Dundee’s next art trail
Forget adult colouring books – papercutting is the new craze. And local artist Boo Paterson has been creating works out of paper since she was a child, attracted by its texture, strength and adaptability.
A down-at-heel office space becomes the Swiss alps, with Napoleon on his charger; a dishevelled bedroom morphs into a lake with a white swan; a sitting-room becomes a roost for pigeons or a set for Robbie Burns; an artist’s studio transforms into a space inhabited by Bonnie Prince Charlie, with fancy-cakes replacing the colours on the artist’s palette.
The closing date for our Draw Your Dad project is this Friday so you’ll need to be quick on the draw to get your entries sent in time, says Caroline Lindsay
Over the last few months thousands of youngsters all over Courier Country took part in our Draw Your Mum project.