‘Meet the Dundee Degree Show Artists & Designers’– Dundee Arts Cafe on May 2nd.

Five graduating art, design and architecture students will get the chance to talk about their work at the next Dundee Arts Café.

They will be at The McManus Galleries on Tuesday, 2nd May to highlight their work that will be on display at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show.

Each year The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design’s Matthew and Crawford Buildings are transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space to showcase the work of over 350 students.

For 10 days, starting from Saturday, 20th May, visitors will have an opportunity to view the culmination of several years of creative development and hard work in an exciting show spanning the areas of design and craft, contemporary art practice, social digital, graphic communication and architecture.

Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Professor Paul Harris, said, “This year we have yet another fantastic Degree Show that covers a breadth of subjects and interests.

“Dundee Arts Café will be giving some of our students the platform to explain what their work is about, and what it means to them. It also gives the public a taste of what is to come later in May.”

Dundee Arts Café is a programme of talks showcasing arts research and developments taking place locally. The series is organised by the University of Dundee in partnership with Abertay University and Leisure & Culture Dundee.

These events enable members of the public to relax and discuss the arts, from English to History, Philosophy to Architecture, and Fine Art to Product Design, with some of the leading names carrying out work in these areas in Dundee, as well as guest speakers. The events last one hour, and speakers talk passionately about their work for 30 minutes before the floor is opened up to an informal discussion with the audience.

‘Meet the Degree Show Artists & Designers’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum at 6pm on Tuesday, 2nd May. The event is free and open to all, but limited seating means visitors are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5pm.

For more information about the event and Dundee Arts Cafe please visit www.dundeeartscafe.co.uk.

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