So, yesterday was the last day of the Duncan of Jordanstone degree show at the University of Dundee and I for one was sad to see it go after just nine days. As you know, I blogged about my top three graduate collections from the Textiles and Jewellery (Ryan Albert, Lewis Scott and Dione Bowlt) but the degree show isn’t just about finding art and design work that you can relate to or that you particularly enjoy – it’s about the buzz it brings to Dundee.
The entire city comes alive with the DJCAD degree show; the opening night is one of the most popular events on the city’s social scene and you’re guaranteed to see your friends and colleagues, despite all of the new blood that comes and goes from Dundee via our top-ranking universities. The students are inspiring, and their originality and talent is infectious – everyone loves the degree show – and it acts as a taster for the summer ahead, from the end of exams to graduation, work placements and travel. Whatever the future holds for them, I hope that our graduates remember Dundee fondly and spread the word about our small but warm community.
In essence, the DJCAD degree show makes me, and the rest of Dundee, proud.
With thanks to the College of Art, Science and Engineering, University of Dundee for sponsoring this post.