Thursday, 22 August 2013

Making an Impact – new print exhibition at the University of Dundee

The Dalhousie Building
From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee:

A new exhibition has opened in the Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee, featuring over 60 rarely seen prints from the University’s fine art collections. They include works by major Scottish and international artists as well as staff and students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

The exhibition, entitled Making an Impact, has been staged by Museum Services as part of Print Festival Scotland to accompany the international print conference Impact 8 being held at the University later this month.

Examples of numerous types of print-making techniques are showcased in the exhibition, including etchings, screenprints, lithographs, mezzotints, monoprints and the latest digital printing technology.

One of the most notable inclusions, being exhibited in public for the first time in Dundee, is a recent acquisition for the University, Arch 2 (Winter) by Susan Derges. One of the most acclaimed photographic printmakers working today, the Dartmoor-based artist Susan Derges makes stunning photographic imagery without using a camera. The large-scale work was purchased thanks to a grant from the Art Fund, as part of an on-going project to build a collection of art inspired by D’Arcy Thompson, the University’s first Professor of Biology.

Among the many other artists whose work can be seen in the exhibition are Joan Miro, John Piper, Stewart Carmichael, Eduardo Paolozzi, Elizabeth Blackadder, John Bellany, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Toby Paterson, as well as recent Dundee graduates such as Madeline MacKay, Ashley Nieuwenhuizen and Camila Richardson.

The exhibition can be seen in the main foyer of the Dalhousie Building, the first floor mezzanine area and the ground floor and first floor block 2 corridors. It is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and is on show until 27 September. Admission is free.