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.
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On November 11, people of all ages will gather across Courier Country to commemorate Armistice Day. So what better time for families to come together to create an intergenerational First World War poster as part of Character Scotland’s competition Inspiring Purpose Poster Awards.
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
Have you ever wondered how to stop polar bears paying you a visit while you sleep?
A month-long exhibition which launches at the Tatha Gallery in Newport this weekend is a family affair.
It’s a question that many Dundonians have posed over the years – can we rebuild the Royal Arch. Finally, Dr Kieran Baxter has found a way to do just that – via 3D augmented reality.
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.
Music has always been a huge part of my life, so when I moved to this new position, I was really pleased to be asked to compile a CD which was designed to highlight and support music in Dundee. We called it Sound of Dundee and it was released at the launch of Dundee’s Place Partnership in September 2015.
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.