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Tentsmuir WW2 Coastal Defences

In the spirit of inter-institutional caring and sharing:


Preview: Thursday 27th March 7pm
Exhibition Open: Friday 28th March 12 – 4pm, Saturday 29th March 12 – 4pm

The White Room project space, Tin Roof Studios. 38-40 Bellfield Street
Dundee DD1 5JD

Presenting an exhibition of work created by 3rd year Illustration Students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

Come along to our show! It consists of hand printed posters and set designs for a series of imagined theatrical adaptations of plays exploring climate change, sustainability, urban planning and related social and political issues.

Exploring subjects such as:
Hydro Fracking, Gentrification, Micro-topias, Climate Activism, Nuclear waste disposal, Nuclear War, Social Housing, The melting ice caps, Surveillance, Community Gardening.

For more information please visit:

Vis Com 12 Degree Show

Vis Com 12 is the website of this years graduating 4th year students. And representing as it does, a fantastically diverse body of works, has the most tags of any post on the vis-com blog ever.

Tumblr Dryer

I’ve added the links from Friday’s project briefing to the Com Des Tumblr, including this video profile of Karel Martens.

Degree Show

To those of you studying at (or former students of) GSA, it’ll be self-evident that degree show opens this week, and runs for the next week, till Sat. Opening times here. For any external audience, please feel free to come and have a look round this final degree show in the Foulis building.

Looking forward to Friday’s opening, the forecast looks bleak, but viewers may be relieved to know that the relative humidity is down to 61%, from today’s 92%, and visibility will be very good.

The vis com degree show site is here.

Image top: Newbery building.


What looks like a wonderful T-Y-P-O-G-R-A-P-H-Y class.

Google Project

1st Year VisCom students have been out and about this week invading The Mackintosh Building with an army of plastic soldiers, holding a vigil for Olivia the dead pigeon, promoting a manifesto for foxes in fashionable Hyndland, challenging perceptions of fame at the Buchanan Galleries (sorry Justin Bieber) and welcoming Nelson Mandela (or at least his shirts) to Nelson Mandela Place.

The group of Gunnar Ofeigsson, Ellie Sharville, Luisa Casasanta, Rachel Thomson, Ailsa Sutcliffe and Sol Lamey discovered a disused railway station beside Kelvinbridge. By adorning a tree with mirrors, they created a poignant reference to industry, science and art as the station once brought the public to the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901.

London Study Trip

1st Year Department of Visual Communication

London Study Trip
24-27 January 2011


VISIT / 10.00am
Company / Alex Swain
– An informal insight into business acumen combined with how to take a client on a creative journey.

VISIT / 11.30am
The Association of Illustrators / Paul Ryding
– There is very little former graduate Paul Ryding does not know about contemporary illustration.

VISIT / 1.00pm
Tomato / Michael Horsham
– An intimate sharing of large and small projects from one of the most influential agencies. There portfolio goes back to 1991 and are continuing to work with Underworld.

VISIT / 4.00pm
Pentagram / Jane Pluer
– One of the most impressive offices in the creative industries with a workshop to match. Imperious work delivered with style and elegance.


VISIT / 11.00am
Browns Design / Jonathan Ellery
– Jonathan engaged with the students immediately by asking how they defined art compared to design. Award winning work from a man who applauds the students form outside London including The Glasgow School of Art.

VISIT / 1.30pm
Field / Vera-Maria Glahn
– A German duo working with all the latest programming software and code to produce really beautiful ‘cross-media’ work. Cool rooftop garden with views over to the City of London.

VISIT / 4.30pm
Build / Nicky and Michael Place with former graduate Lynne Devine
– Michael allowed us to touch, feel and sniff the quality of his best design for print. Designers Republic guru happy to be working in a small agency with one of our best graduates.

space made live – unique exhibition opportunity


Glasgow based creative agency small-media-large are hosting space made live – a visual artists take over of a Category A listed building as part of the West End Festival.

A call for submissions is currently underway. If you are interested in exhibiting and would like to know more about the project, visit

Archival Impulse


Just putting this, very much under construction, project out there to hopefully get some more invitations to other archives. If you have lots of videos, or suggestions of collections, please let me know.

Synth Pop version coming soon…

Wanted: 780px x 200px Banner

Am going to ask the second years to help with this small project, but thought it should probably be open to anyone who wishes to take part: The task is to crop a 780 pixel wide by 200 pixel tall jpeg (at 72dpi) of something you’ve made this term, for use on the banner of this blog (up above here, where there is currently a blue rectangle). Then email them to me (n.mcguire <at>, and there’ll be a random selection of these images when you visit the blog. Things you might need to factor in are that the white text of the blog title hovers over the image, and er… that’s it. If you wish to put a credit on the image suggest 7pt white or black helvetica text in the top right corner with 10 pixel margin, with your name and piece title.

Deadline is end of this term, friday 11th december.