Taught Threads – free discussion event

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
Taught Threads – free discussion event
Tomorrow – Tuesday 18th June, 5.30pm-6.30pm
D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee
This event accompanies the exhibition Sew: Together, paying tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students.
Marion was an inspirational teacher and an important role model for professional married women. She encouraged the formation of the influential textile group Embryo in 1980, and many of her students have gone on to forge successful careers in art, design and education.
For this special event, four of Marion’s former students, Frances Justice, Pauline Hann, Sheila Mortlock and Dorothy Walker will take part in an informal discussion event recalling life as a textile student at Duncan of Jordanstone College in the 1960s and 70s and their memories of being taught by Marion.
All welcome – please book here.
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“Sew: Together” – Stitch Workshop

Further to my recent update on the “Sew: Together” exhibition, further news from the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
Sew: Together – Stitch Workshop inspired by Marion Stewart
Saturday 1st June at 2pm – Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee
 
This event accompanies the exhibition Sew: Together, paying tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students.
 
For this special event, one of Marion’s students, textile artist and tutor Sheila Mortlock, will lead a creative workshop in which you will have the opportunity to create your own embroidered panel inspired by the work of Marion Stewart.    All materials and tools will be provided.
 
More details are available here.

Taught Threads

 
Further to my recent update on the “Sew: Together” exhibition, further news from the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
The exhibition Sew: Together presents a tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students.
Marion had a formidable work ethic and always pushed her students to achieve at the highest levels. She was also renowned for her quick wit and sense of humour. Above all, she was an inspirational teacher and an important role model for professional married women. 
 
She encouraged the formation of the influential textile group Embryo in 1980, and many of her students have gone on to forge successful careers in art, design and education. Several of these have now helped us to organise a programme of events to tie into the exhibition that includes –
 
Tomorrow – Wednesday 22nd from 2pm to 3pm, a guided tour of the exhibition by textile artist Pauline Hann – further details here.

Café Science Dundee: How Does Your Barley Grow?

 
Dr Sarah McKim will discuss how genes control barley development, and how this knowledge can be used.
 
Cereals provide more calories to the human diet than any other source. They are also critical for brewing and distilling whisky, our most valuable export. However, we are only just beginning to understand how cereal crops grow and develop, and how this can affect the quality and amount of grain produced.
 
Dr. Sarah McKim will talk about how knowledge gained from new genetic research developed at Dundee can help improve barley crops.
 
Café Science events are free and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

SEW : Together – The Legacy of Marion Stewart

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :
 
Sew: Together – The Legacy of Marion Stewart
Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee
This exhibition presents a tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students. 
Marion had a formidable work ethic and always pushed her students to achieve at the highest levels. She was also renowned for her quick wit and sense of humour. Above all, she was an inspirational teacher and an important role model for professional married women. She encouraged the formation of the influential textile group Embryo in 1980, and many of her students have gone on to forge successful careers in art, design and education. 
The exhibition features work by Marion and by many of the students who were inspired by her. It has been curated by Frances Justice and Sheila Mortlock in association with the University of Dundee Museum Services. Grateful thanks are due to Graham Stewart and many of Marion’s former colleagues and students.
The exhibition will run from 11th May until 20th July and will be open Monday to Friday (9.30am-7pm) and Saturday (1pm-5pm).   Admission is free.
 

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Architecture Degree show celebrates the success of graduating students from DJCAD and the Department of Architecture, within the School of Social Sciences. 
 
For 10 days from 17th May, the Matthew and Crawford buildings transform themselves into one of the country’s biggest galleries showcasing the culmination of several years of creative development and hard work.
 
Go to the Degree Show website.   It will provide a snapshot of the work undertaken by the hugely talented students, but to fully appreciate the diversity, please visit the show and join in wishing the 2019 graduates every success in the future!
 
Full details here – all welcome!