Music has been a lifelong passion of mine and although I’ve been playing drums for many years, the decision to move away from that instrument to start writing and composing my own music was a fairly recent one.
In 2017, The McManus celebrates its 150th anniversary. Opened in 1867 as the Albert Institute, it was designed by the renowned architect Sir George Gilbert Scott who today is best known for London’s St Pancras hotel.
Art and design lie at the heart of the creative industries in Dundee, industries which have often been inspired by the leisure pursuits and interests of Dundee’s population.
Each year, all 122 UNESCO Creative Cities gather in one place to discuss, debate and exchange ideas and knowledge.
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) while in my third year of Jewellery and Metal Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.
I’m the director of Dundee based charity PAMIS (Promoting a More Inclusive Society). PAMIS is the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Forty years ago, Gunpei Yokoi, a product engineer for Nintendo, sat on a commuter train in Kyoto and watched a fellow passenger idly while away the journey by playing with the buttons on a pocket calculator.
Design, ranging from forensic art and facial recognition to comics and cartoons, is a major part of this year’s University of Dundee Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.
As the iconic silhouette of the V&A museum emerges from the waterfront, there’s an air of change in Dundee. A new era for the city where creativity and design are at the forefront.
A new community-led project shows how design can change lives for the better, writes V&A Dundee’s Peter Nurick