Two high-profile artists are passing their skills on to the next generation of talent at Dundee University.
Professors Tania Kovats and Maria Fusco have joined the university’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD).
Originally from London, Prof Kovats’ sculptures and drawings focus on environmental issues and her writing on drawing is widely recognised.
Her works are showcased in the V&A, the Government Art Collection, the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, the Natural History Museum, and the V&A.
Her most recent academic post was professor of drawing at Bath Spa University.
Born in Belfast, Prof Fusco is a writer working across art writing, fiction, performance and theory.
Before joining Dundee she was previously professor of fine art at Northumbria University, Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and director of art writing at Goldsmiths. Her most recent role has been as visiting professor at the University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main, Germany.
Welcoming the appointments, Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of DJCAD, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Tania and Maria to the University of Dundee.
“Both are renowned in their respective fields and their appointments reflect the reputation that DJCAD enjoys as a place to work and study.
“They both bring a wealth of expertise and experience that will bring huge benefits to our students and our research, and will enhance even further the quality of education we provide here at Dundee.”