We’re all going on a Para-site-seeing holiday…

Following the exciting launch of our new sci-art exhibition, we’re excited to announce our summer art programme plans! We are looking to work with artists to engage young people, early-to-mid high school age.

As part of our science art┬áprogramme, we have recently launched a brand-new contemporary art exhibition. Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge, allows you to experience life and travel from a parasite’s eye view. We created the show in collaboration with artists Jen Southern and Rod Dillon, along with NEoN Festival. Now, we want to run a summer programme where young people discover our science and make their own responses to the exhibition.

Each day in our summer art programme, we’ll run some of our science workshops to give young people a flavour of what we do with our science research. Following this, we’d like to have a different art workshop each day. We hope these will respond to our scientific work and the exhibition. Over the course of the week we’ll create a parallel exhibition, which we’ll be able to show off at the end. We’ll be inviting friends and family, plus our scientists and colleagues from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

If you would like to run a workshop as part of the programme, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with our Public Engagement Manager, Ali Floyd, at a.floyd@dundee.ac.uk to find out more.