Clay? Chatting With Ceramicists

Human beings have been working with clay for thousands of years; shaping it into figures and using it to make bowls and cups. After attending Potfest ceramic festival at Scone Palace a few months ago, I’ve been increasingly interested in the medium and decided to reach out to some of the vendors whose work I... Continue Reading →

On A Rooftop Overlooking The Tay…

A secretive new collective has sprung up! The Underground Rooftop Collective (or URCollective) held their first performance this autumn in a secret location in Dundee city centre - performing to an audience of none in line with the Covid-19 restrictions. On a rooftop overlooking the Tay, Katherine Allan & Haig Massie, Cheryl McGregor, Chloé Segall,... Continue Reading →

Learning To Listen In A Time Of Unending-ness

For me, 2020 has been primarily characterised by an overwhelming feeling of unending-ness. I recently had a conversation with a friend in which we spoke about the undeniable similarities between the Spanish Flu of the early 20th Century and COVID-19 outbreaks. She also mentioned the prevalence of world-wide race riots that happened around the same... Continue Reading →

A Quest That’s Just Begun

A Quest That’s Just Begun takes its title from a line in Nina Simone’s song ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ which goes: “This is a quest that’s just begun / When you feel really low / Yeah, there’s a great truth you should know / When you’re young, gifted and black / Your soul’s... Continue Reading →

DJCAD Graduate Showcase 2020

On the homepage of this year’s Art, Design and Architecture Graduate Showcase from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the Dean - Professor Anita Taylor – writes, “The showcase is a wonderful visual collection of inspirational and thought-provoking work.” This is true. It is a visual collection… more of a catalogue than an... Continue Reading →

NEoN 2019, 4 – 10 November

Okay, our editor Ana works for this company, so we're a bit biased, but we really are looking forward to this year’s NEoN digital arts festival. The theme is react and there’s been a much greater emphasis on artwork engaging ideas of protest and social change. In the Weave by Abertay exhibition RE:MAKE/RE:SIST at the... Continue Reading →

Fistymuffs Live In Dundee

Opening their set with a suitably ‘fuck you, you don’t own me’ poem, Fistymuffs went on to rock the basement of Conroy’s in Dundee on May 5. With an early song about unconsensual touching at gigs – they brought their Riot Grrrl energy to the stage, with heavy guitar and enthusiastic drums. The ‘get up... Continue Reading →

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