THIS Fest
Sep13

THIS Fest

On Saturday 9th September, West Ward Works opened its doors to nerds for THIS Fest: A celebration of games. With everything from a free to play arcade and anime screenings, to talks from industry professionals and comic workshops, there was something for everyone. On Saturday, the second floor of the building was occupied by a range of vendors and cosplayers attending the second installment of Dundee’s infamous DeeCon, the...

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Art on Campus
Nov23

Art on Campus

Last Thursday the second year fine art students had a get together in the level 2 studio corridors to show off what they had achieved so far this semester. The corridor was converted into a gallery complete with drinks, snacks and posters around DJCAD inviting others to come and see the work produced so far. With the help of some staff the works were mounted on walls and placed on podiums, a small studio had even be converted into a...

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Day In The Life: DJCAD Level 2 Fine Art / Philosophy
Oct01

Day In The Life: DJCAD Level 2 Fine Art / Philosophy

I thought it would be interesting for people to see what University of Dundee students do in their day to day lives, so here’s  day in my life.   I woke up at 7:50am got ready and left the house. I grabbed a tea and a steak bake on my way to DJCAD because, frankly, I needed a pick-me-up and, I confess, I was too lazy to make oatmeal and we’d run out cereal. When I arrived at DJCAD around 9am I sat at a desk and opened a...

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Degree Show: Architecture and DJCAD

Today, I went to look round the degree show properly, as it was a bit of a squeeze on the opening night, with so many people there! Here are some highlights from the architects, which I photographed mainly as inspiration for techniques that I could try in the future, rather than for the design necessarily.   Following on from all that very inspirational work (and much more besides), I visited the DJCAD (Duncan of Jordanstone...

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Right! Life Drawing…

Life drawing after sitting at a desk all week was….tiring on the eyes? A great experience to be taught by Louise Johnstone, really helped me to see what I was drawing. Mark making, a word you’ll hear a lot at Art College, I’m never drawing anything, always making marks. Which during the life drawing classes I began to understand. From someone who had only done life drawing once, I went into it thinking this will be...

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