Dundee’s pooches got a taste of skateboarding culture at a skaters and dogs party held in a city gallery over the weekend.
Generator Projects, an artist-led collective, held a short-term summer residency called Skateboarding Was a Crime in 1989, which saw their Mid Wynd Industrial Estate venue transformed into a working skate park.
On Sunday, the final day of the residency, the artists and skaters invited dog owners to let their pets run around the ramps and mingle with the skaters.
Fergus Tibbs, committee member at Generator Projects, said: “You don’t usually get that kind of thing in galleries – it’s about creating something that’s a bit more fun for the public and trying to get people involved that wouldn’t usually be involved with an art project like this.
“The project is a summer residency and the skaters are some of the residents. They’ve been in charge of building the ramps and designing some of the working facilities.
“Another resident is Zoe Gibson, who has painted a small room. She is a graduate of DJCAD.
“Fellow artist Freya Whitaker has been painting the large gallery using mainly spray paint.
“And we have another artist, Chris Gerrard, who has designed a space underneath one of the ramps, which is a sort of cave.
“The final space we’ve designed is a bar under one of the ramps – it’s a mini Austrian-themed bar, which is something a bit different.”