Sunday, 5 July 2015

A Passion for Print

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Specially curated for Print Festival Scotland, this new exhibition features a personal selection of prints from the University’s collection made by renowned artist and printmaker Jim Pattison.    Now open at the Tower Foyer Gallery in the Tower Building, University of Dundee, it runs until 26th September.

Jim is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art from 1973-79 and taught in Fine Art there from 1990 until 2002. He says: “I was very pleased to be offered the opportunity to choose work for this exhibition and to have the chance to look through the University’s superb collection of prints. I hope this small selection gives some idea of the quality and diversity of the work in this collection.”

Jim has selected a wide range of prints dating from 1730 up to today, and including renowned artists such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ken Currie, John Bellany and Salvador Dali.

We have lots more happening for the festival – check out the details here.   

Print Festival Scotland was founded in 2013 to coincide with IMPACT 8 Print Conference, and celebrates the community, culture and diversity of print-based art. The festival is managed by Dundee Contemporary Arts in partnership with participating organisations across Scotland. View the whole programme here.