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Every May, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture in Dundee, ranked as one of the top schools for art and design in Britain, hosts its annual degree show to celebrate the success of its graduating students. For 10 days, the buildings of the renowned art school turn themselves into one of the country’s biggest art galleries showcasing the culmination of several years of creative development and hard work. As a Silver Friend of the Show, the entire AUTHOR team is excited for the show next week and cannot wait to see the work on display.
What does it means to be a Friend of the Show?
Friends of the Show is a scheme that launched in 2018. It invites businesses and individuals to support some of the UK’s top young artists, designers and architects as they prepare for the biggest event of their careers to date.
The Degree Show is one of the highlights of Dundee’s cultural calendar, attracting around 15,000 visitors annually and generating in excess of £1.5million for the local economy in the process. With The V&A Dundee having opened its doors 8 months ago and the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee City Waterfront area that stretches 8 kilometres along the banks of the River Tay, Dundee is getting the international recognition that it has so long deserved to what was already a thriving creative scene. This year’s degree show is set to have its biggest audience yet, which is so encouraging for students who will be promoting their talent to the world.
As an ambassador for the city of Dundee, Jane Adams, director of AUTHOR, is extremely proud to be supporting the new Friends of the Show scheme. “As a springboard e-tailer for exquisite British made furniture and interior accessories, the team at AUTHOR are excited to have the opportunity to support locally emerging artists and designers as they launch their talent globally. We feature and collaborate with artisans and makers of beautiful pieces from across the British Isles, some of whom are alumni of DJCAD so we are delighted to help support the next generation.”
Images courtesy of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.