Join us for our third helping of V&A at Dundee Digital Mash!
V&A at Dundee Digital Mash #3
Monday 20 May l 12-2pm
Hannah Maclure Centre
Top Floor l Abertay Student Centre l University of Abertay
1-3 Bell Street l Dundee l DD1 1HP
Calling all creatives, developers and lovers of digital tech… Join us for our third helping of V&A at Dundee Digital Mash… Hear how your earlier #VAmash ideas have fed into our digital thinking so far and join in a mash-up exploring ideas around a digital living room for the city. And don’t worry if you missed the first two, we want to grow our digital family… the more the merrier!
This event is FREE but please register vandadundee.eventbrite.com
Design Thinking Creating Value
Innovative British designer Sebastian Conran will talk about his long and illustrious career. From booking the Sex Pistols for their first gig and designing record sleeves for The Clash in the mid seventies, his more recent client list includes Nissan, Nigella Lawson and John Lewis. Conran will discuss the elements of a successful user-centric approach that blends insight and experience with manufacturing savvy.
Monday 22 April l 6pm
Dalhousie Building l University of Dundee
Old Hawkhill l Dundee l DD1 5EN
Tickets to this lecture are FREE but please book l 01382 385564 / 385108
email@example.com l www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets
Innovative British designer Sebastian Conran will talk about his long and illustrious career at a public lecture in Dundee later this month.
He will also explore how the UK could do better at industrialising it's world-leading innovation. Conran firmly believes this issue can in part be resolved by viewing design as a strategic process of 'making ideas happen', or 'science successful'.
To do this, 'design thinking' needs to be integrated at the very beginning of the innovation journey in order to create value, rather than being used superficially at the end of the process as marketing 'packaging'.
This lecture is the first in a series of joint events hosted by Design In Action - the Arts & Humanities Research Council knowledge exchange hub based at the University of Dundee - and V&A at Dundee. The series aims to enhance the reputation, status and understanding of design in modern day Scotland, underlining its potential for economic growth.
The lecture takes place in the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Monday 22nd April at 6pm. Tickets are free but booking is advised, by phoning 01382 385564 / 385108, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets.
Sebastian Conran Associates (SCA):
We are an independent product design & development studio, which focuses on creating charismatic products and user experiences that are thoughtful, contemporary, innovative and satisfying.
As creative principal Sebastian always takes a hands-on, down-to-earth approach to all the studio's projects, and is intimately involved in all design aspects during the innovation journey, sharing his wealth of experience and manufacturing expertise with the design team, however big or small the project may be. His design teams have received many awards for design & innovation as well as being granted dozens of patents in various fields
Based in our own West London studio-workshops, we provide an integrated design service for businesses, from retailers and manufacturers to service providers. We focus on creating real value, both within our client's business and in the consumer's perception.
Our studio is creatively led by Sebastian Conran, and offers a variety of skills from industrial to interface design. We combine our insight, experience and understanding of manufacturing with a user-centric approach, considering the entire consumer experience including product, packaging and marketing to be interrelated components in the make up of a successful offer.
Kengo Kuma l Power of place l Monday 18 February l 6pm l Dalhousie Building l University of Dundee l Old Hawkhill l Dundee l DD1 5EN
All tickets for the Kengo Kuma lecture on Monday 18 Feb are now allocated. We are sorry for any disappoint this may cause, but don't worry, we will be filming the event and aim to have it available for download from this website very soon afterwards.
Quick link to our latest flythrough here! https://vimeo.com/46872244
V&A AT DUNDEE l PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 January 2013
10.00 – 16.00
University of Abertay Dundee
Bell Street, Dundee
Come along and share your views on the latest plans and visuals for V&A at Dundee, the new international centre for design.
Thursday 6 December 2012 l 6pm Dalhousie Building l University of Dundee Old Hawkhill l Dundee l DD1 4HB
Selling Dreams: A Century of Image Making
Susanna Brown, Curator of Photographs, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
A chance to hear Susanna Brown talk in-depth about the first touring exhibition from the V&A Collection to explore the work of international fashion photographers. Susanna will explore a century of spectacular fashion imagery by leading practitioners - including Baron de Meyer’s glittering belle époque studies, Irving Penn’s refined studio shots, David Bailey’s ’60s sirens and Tim Walker's lavish contemporary creations - as well as lesser-known treasures from the V&A's magnificent collection of photographs.
Free tickets for this event are available from:
in person from Tower Building Reception at the University,
or by calling 01382 385564 / 385108.
The glamour, mystery and drama of some of the world's most striking fashion photographs will be displayed in Dundee later this year in a major exhibition from the V&A.
ONE WEEK TO GO!
Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography
Exhibition: 28th September 2012 to 6th January 2013
The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum
'Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography’ is the second in a series of exhibitions being held at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum leading up to the opening of the V&A at Dundee.
The exhibition features work by giants of twentieth century photography including Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and David Bailey, alongside contemporary images by Corinne Day, Rankin, Tim Walker and Steven Meisel.
Susanna Brown, Curator of Photographs at the V&A, said, “This exhibition brings together diverse works by more than twenty leading image-makers and will include some wonderful iconic images as well as rarely exhibited photographs from the V&A collection.”
Lord Provost Bob Duncan, chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee, said, “This is another exciting exhibition for The McManus and I am sure it will attract many people to the galleries.
“The McManus is becoming widely known as a quality destination and we are looking forward to 'Selling Dreams' as well as the Royal Collection's Leonardo drawings later this year.
“I am pleased to see the close partnership with the V&A is yet again bringing an outstanding exhibition to Dundee.”
Philip Long, Director of V&A at Dundee, said, “The style and glamour of fashion has attracted the world's best photographers for nearly as long as the history of photography itself. `Selling Dreams’ is a fabulous opportunity to see some of these most iconic images, as well as discover lesser know ones from the V&A's superlative collections.”
The V&A is home to the UK’s National Collection of the Art of Photography. 'Selling Dreams’ is drawn from this collection and is the first V&A touring exhibition to explore the work of international fashion photographers from the earliest years of the twentieth century to the present day. It will include approximately 60 photographs.
The exhibition title is inspired by a quote from photographer Irving Penn. In 1984, he commented on his role at Vogue as ‘selling dreams not clothes’. This simple statement highlights the complexity of the fashion photographer’s role, which goes far beyond the simple recording of fabrics and surface detail.
Eight sections will chart key themes in fashion photography over the last 100 years. The first sections reflect how fashion photography flourished with the rise of illustrated magazines and include bold experimental works inspired by Surrealism and the European avant-garde.
Influential editors and art directors such as Alexander Liberman and Diana Vreeland collaborated with photographers to shape the optimistic and energetic image of Post-War New York, while in the swinging Sixties, London became the centre of the fashion world. In the 1970s, photographers pushed the boundaries with highly-charged and provocative shots. By the end of the century, fashion images took on an increasingly reportage aesthetic. The exhibition will end with a focus on the elaborate narrative approaches of contemporary photographers.
The exhibition is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The work of a new generation of design talent from Scotland will be showcased later this month as part of the London Design Festival at the V&A, supported by V&A at Dundee and Creative Scotland.
Designing for the Future presents the best new work by graduates from Scottish art schools Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Edinburgh College of Art, Gray's School of Art and The Glasgow School of Art. The designs on display will highlight the important role of Scotland's institutions in both inspiring and developing contemporary design talent.
Selected from 2011 degree shows, the work covers a wide variety of design disciplines from fashion, graphics, product and interior design to environmental and service design. The London Design Festival is one of the most important events on the global design calendar and this year is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
Philip Long, Director of V&A at Dundee, said, "We are delighted to be able to promote this new generation of Scotland's design talent at the internationally important London Design Festival. Designing for the Future is a great opportunity to bring to wider attention the imagination and design innovation fostered by Scotland's four schools of art and design."
Designing for the Future has evolved from an exhibition shown at the Scottish Parliament earlier this year, as part of a partnership project involving the Parliament and the art schools.
Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP said, "When we hosted these works in our Design and Democracy Exhibition it proved to be one of our most popular exhibitions ever. Visitors found the work inspiring and fascinating and the Scottish Parliament was proud to be able to showcase these insightful designs."
Caroline Parkinson, Director of Creative Development, Creative Scotland said, "The London Design Festival is a major showcase for the UK's sharpest designers and attracts an astute international audience. As a showcase for Scotland's freshest young design talent, it's the perfect platform and will raise awareness of the potential that design offers to improve the way we live."
The free display will also feature Kengo Kuma's architectural designs for the V&A at Dundee, the new international centre of design for Scotland.
Events to coincide with the display include 'Meet The Designers' sessions and 'Culture Now' at the ICA, at which Philip Long, Director of V&A at Dundee, and Emmajane Avery, Head of the Department of Learning for the V&A, will be in conversation with BBC World Service broadcaster and co-founder of the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe newspaper FESTIVAL TIMES, Sheena McDonald.
Designing for the Future: Meet the designers
Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 September, 10am - 12pm
Gallery 220, V&A Sackler Centre, London
Meet the designers behind the show for an informal insight into the creative process driving their innovative approach to design.
Admission Free; drop in
Culture Now: Philip Long and Emmajane Avery in conversation with Sheena McDonald
Friday 21 September, 1-2pm,
ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
Join Philip Long from V&A at Dundee and Emmajane Avery from the Victoria and Albert Museum in conversation with broadcaster Sheena McDonald, for a lunchtime talk at ICA.
£5; Free for ICA Members. For advance bookings visit www.ica.org.uk
Martin Kemp, one of the world's leading authorities on Leonardo da Vinci, will give a public lecture in Dundee next Saturday (Sept 1st) to mark the arrival in the city of a new exhibition of Leonardo's drawings.
PRESS RELEASE FROM V&A AT DUNDEE
LECTURE TO MARK START OF DUNDEE LEONARDO EXHIBITION
Martin Kemp, one of the world’s leading authorities on Leonardo da Vinci, will give a public lecture in Dundee next Saturday (Sept 1st) to mark the arrival in the city of a new exhibition of Leonardo’s drawings.
'Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration from the Royal Collection' is at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, from August 31st to November 4th. It is the only Scottish venue hosting the exhibition.
Martin Kemp is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford and one of the world’s leading experts on Leonardo. In his public lecture at the University of Dundee on Saturday September 1st he will explore the ways in which Leonardo’s art and science can both be understood as a remaking of nature on the basis of deep understanding of cause and effect.
In the light of this, he will demonstrate how connections can be drawn between seemingly unrelated works such as the Mona Lisa and the flying machine.
The public lecture is being hosted by V&A at Dundee in partnership with the University of Dundee and Leisure & Culture Dundee.
Chair of Leisure & Culture Dundee, Lord Provost Bob Duncan, said, “I am sure that the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition and events such as this public lecture will bring even more attention to Dundee and encourage many people here to visit the McManus and enjoy our other attractions as well.”
It takes place at 6pm on Saturday September 1st in the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill.
A drinks reception will follow this event. Please note that overflow theatres may be in operation.
A new video fly-through giving a stunning preview of V&A at Dundee has been premiered within the city.
Dundee Science Centre has been selected to showcase a brand new exhibit exploring Dundee's Waterfront Development, incorporating a film revealing how V&A at Dundee will look, both inside and out.
The second version of the V&A at Dundee Live Visualisation uses the wider application of gaming technology to create an incredibly detailed 3D visualisation of V&A at Dundee and the surrounding Waterfront. This new version has been created to reflect improvements to building design and provides so much more detail than is possible using traditional 2D renders and plans, allowing people to experience what V&A at Dundee will look and feel like when they walk around it.
The new Waterfront exhibit is on show at Dundee Science Centre where visitors can also experience the highly successful ‘Robot: The Fantasy and The Reality’ exhibition - not to be missed!
You can also check out the flythrough on our Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/46872244
Announcing V&A at Dundee's Ignite lecture - Design Uncovered: Adventures in Architecture, 6pm, Saturday 19 May 2012
What impact does design have on our everyday lives? Three of Scotland’s most exciting architectural practices, Konishi Gaffney, Kennedy Twaddle and DO Architecture explore the impact design has on the way we work, live and play...
6pm, Saturday 19 May 2012
Dalhousie Building | University of Dundee | Old Hawkhill | Dundee | DD1 5EN
For tickets call 01382 305665, email: info@VandAatDundee.com or go direct to: www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets
This event is part of IGNITE - a 10-day celebration of creativity and culture across Dundee, Angus and Fife, uniting organisations large and small, young and old to showcase the region as the vibrant centre of creativity it is today. IGNITE is brought together by V&A at Dundee in partnership with One City Many Discoveries.
Portraits for the Future is an exposition of work from the inaugural V&A at Dundee Masterclass which was held at the McManus, Dundee, 23-25 November 2011.
30 January – 17 February 2012
Bradshaw Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Portraits for the Future is an exposition of work from the inaugural V&A at Dundee Masterclass, held at the McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, Dundee, 23-25 November 2011.
An exposition is an unveiling of the process behind the act of creativity; an account of the journey undertaken to create a piece of work, irrespective of its form i.e. be it (for example) art, craft or design, and irrespective of its nature i.e. history, theory or practice.
In this exposition we communicate the visual journey associated with creating Portraits for the Future, an artwork and, Portraits for the Future, a Masterclass activity.
In exposing Portraits for the Future as an artwork, we seek to share the critical stages in the creative process, starting with a blank space and progressing to a ‘sculpture’ ready for photographing.
In exposing Portraits for the Future as a Masterclass activity, we seek to communicate the dynamic process and experience, capturing the conversations, coaching and learning activities from the start of day one to the end of day three.
This information is offered as a way of developing audience understanding of the V&A at Dundee and its pre-opening programme.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
University of Dundee
Contact: 01382 388 828
Opening times: Mon–Fri 9.30am–5.00pm; Sat 10.30am–4.30pm
Until Friday 9 December
The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum l Albert Square l Meadowside l Dundee l DD1 1DA
The sensational results of the first V&A at Dundee Masterclass will be on show at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum until the end of next week.
The 'Portraits for the Future' masterclass was part of the events taking place around the exhibition Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration which is on show at The McManus until Sunday 8 January 2012.
Internationally renowned artist Professor Calum Colvin led a group of professionals in the 3-day workshop, for which Michael Marra, the Scottish singer and songwriter, sat as subject.
The workshop, hosted in The McManus’ Creative Learning Suite, used the Cecil Beaton exhibition as a platform for debate and inspiration, examining how portraiture has been captured and developed since the original photographs were taken.
The masterclass was supported by Calumet, the UK’s leading supplier of digital photographic equipment, offering the rare opportunity to work with state-of-the-art Hasselblad digital technology, on loan for the duration of the masterclass.
The event was the first in an ongoing series of V&A at Dundee masterclasses concerned with design-led innovation.
We've posted a fantastic range of images from the Masterclass for you to enjoy, including captivating portrait shots of Michael Marra, the team creating the artistic sculpture and - of course - a photo of the sensational final artwork. Check them out on the V&A at Dundee Facebook page...
Hosted by internationally renowned artist Calum Colvin, this is the first in a series of V&A at Dundee Masterclasses exploring design-led innovation. This Masterclass takes its inspiration from the V&A exhibition Queen Elizabeth II: Portraits by Cecil Beaton currently on show at The McManus in Dundee, as part of the pre-opening programme for V&A at Dundee.
Aimed at professionals working in the creative industries, this three day workshop will use the Cecil Beaton exhibition as a basis for debate and inspiration, examining how the process of portraiture has developed since Beaton’s original photographs were taken.
Colvin has achieved international recognition for his innovative approach to portraiture over the last decade and is acknowledged as a leader in the field of digital photography. Using his subject’s past as a starting point, Colvin builds a portrait using objects and clever manipulation of perspective to create an image that encapsulates the individual’s unique personality.
This innovative approach to photography will form the basis of the Masterclass which will use advanced photographic technology, lighting and humour to experiment and create portraits for the digital age.
SUPPORTED BY CALUMET, THE UK’S LEADING SUPPLIER OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
A rare opportunity to work with state of the art Hasselblad digital technology, generously loaned for the duration of the Masterclass by Calumet.
Places cost £125 and are limited.
Please email bookings and queries to:email@example.com.
Please note that the closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 14 November.
As an introduction to his work and the Masterclass, Calum Colvin will deliver a public lecture about his innovative and intriguing approach to portraiture at 6pm, Tuesday 22 November in the Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee, DD1 5EN.
Tuesday 22 November 2011 | 6pm
University of Dundee
Dalhousie Building | Old Hawkhill l Dundee l DD1 5EN
Colvin’s talk will be an autobiographical journey, describing some of the narratives and thought processes in his work, which has consistently referred to Scotland and it's heritage. Describing his early influences, which include the photographer Cecil Beaton, and the use of portraiture as the central focus in his work over the last 30 years, the lecture offers a rare opportunity to hear how his visually exciting and humorous works are created.
Calum Colvin was was awarded an OBE in 2001 and is Professor of Fine Art Photography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Colvin’s work is held in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.
For your FREE online ticket go to: http://tinyurl.com/6bb6k36 or call 01382 385108
The masterclass is part of the events taking place around the exhibition Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration which is currently on show at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum.
For your FREE online ticket, click here or call 01382 385108
Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Dundee has been selected as the first location to host the V&A's exhibition of portraits of Her Majesty The Queen by photographer Cecil Beaton, to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. This is the first in a series of partnership projects between The McManus and the V&A, as part of the pre-opening programme for the V&A at Dundee.
Presenting highlights of the V&A's archive of Beaton's royal photography, Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration will depict The Queen in her roles as princess, monarch and mother.
The exhibition will run at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum from Friday 30 September 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012.
Image © V&A Images
Saturday 8 October 2011 | 6pm
University of Dundee
Dalhousie Building | Old Hawkhill l Dundee l DD1 4HN
Cecil Beaton photographed some of the most fascinating, evocative and important characters of the 20th century. A teenage princess when she first sat for him in 1942, the Queen was photographed by Beaton on many significant occasions, including her Coronation Day. This talk, by acclaimed biographer Hugo Vickers, explores Beaton's development as a royal photographer, the role he played in portraying The Queen and the long relationship between photographer and regal model. Hugo Vickers is an expert on Cecil Beaton, giving five years of his life to reading all 150 of Beaton's diaries. He is Cecil Beaton's authorised biographer and literary executor. Also an acknowledged expert on the Royal Family, Vickers is frequently called to comment on royal matters.
Don't miss out - for your FREE online ticket, click here or call 01382 385108
Kengo Kuma l The Answer is Architecture
Saturday 21 May 2011 l 12.30pm &
Saturday 21 May 2011 l 6pm
University of Dundee
Dalhousie Building l Old Hawkhill l Dundee l DD1 4HN
If you didn't get chance to see the lecture, a download will be available here in the next couple of weeks.
The V&A at Dundee are proud to host Kengo Kuma's first lecture in Scotland.
Can a building enhance our relationship with the environment rather than detracting from it? In this exclusive lecture, award-winning architect Kengo Kuma will explore the role that architecture has in connecting people to their environment. He will discuss how a well-designed building acts as an operating system for society and can mark a defining moment of civilisation.
Kengo Kuma is the lead architect for the new V&A at Dundee building, which is set to transform Dundee and reconnect the city to the water. He is a Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Tokyo and holds the prestigious Architectural Institute of Japan Award (1997).
Ignite Your Weekend
Download information here on the many cultural events taking place in Dundee over the next few weeks.
Professor Jeremy Peat FRSE explores the prospects for and importance of the creative sector in Scotland. He also addresses existing support for the design sector given the advent of Creative Scotland and policy developments at Scottish Enterprise. Professor Peat is Director of the David Hume Institute and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He is a member of the Competition Commission and was a BBC Trustee 2007-2010. This lecture was hosted by Glasgow School of Art on behalf of the V&A at Dundee. Download available soon.
Hear Dr Kylie Message talk about the way in which new museums can shape public culture, reflect global economics and local politics, and play an increasingly important role in urban regeneration schemes.
Click here to download (mp3)