Ignite Dundee is a festival which will fire your imagination and spark your creativity.
Every May, the city buzzes with creative energy and this month-long cultural festival celebrates just that. The annual programme includes the degree shows, exhibitions, talks, workshops and open studios that take place in venues across this city and 2016 is no exception.
This, the largest Ignite Dundee programme to date, includes a new strand of events titled Ignite Sparks. A programme of specially curated activity selected to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
Once again our partner programme is packed full of major events. Don’t miss the chance to see work by emerging artists and designers at the Abertay and DJCAD degree shows plus end of year exhibitions from Dundee and Angus College students at their Gardyne and Arbroath campuses.
Take time to visit major exhibitions in some of our most iconic buildings, DCA will present the largest exhibition to date by Duncan Marquiss, recipient of the 2015 Margaret Tait award and DJCAD graduate. The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum continues its major exhibition Draw The Line: Old Masters to The Beano showcasing Dundee’s nationally significant Fine Art collection.
City Square will host two vibrant Pop Up Dundee markets, showcasing products from established and young designers plus a whole host of food from some of the cities most loved restaurants.
Dundee Rep and V&A Dundee combine forces to present an evening of theatre design with multi-award winning set, costume and video designers Bunny Christie and Finn Ross chaired by Joyce McMillan.
And if that wasn’t enough, the last weekend of May sees the inaugural Dundee Design Festival hit the city. Four days of design events, workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions – full festival information at www.dundeedesignfestival.com
With events clustered around weekends, May is the perfect month for a mini city-break to Dundee. So enjoy the festival activity, explore our city and don’t forget to share your experiences with us using #IgniteDundee
Full events programme online www.ignitednd.co.uk