3D textile doll, shot in Dundee's Howff cemetery at night, by Paola McClure
Where do stories end and truths begin? A new exhibition of art by local female Dundee artists at the University of Abertay Dundee aims to find out…
‘Telling Tales_Speaking Truths’ explores the experiences, ambitions and restrictions faced by women through the personal stories – some true, some imagined – of the artists themselves.
The show opens this Friday evening at 7pm at Abertay’s Hannah Maclure Centre for an advanced public viewing, before running weekdays from Monday 11 April until Friday 6 May.
The centre, which features a gallery and café, is on the top floor of Abertay’s Student Centre.
'Mickey' by Jill Skulina
Clare Brennan, Assistant Cultural Projects Officer at Abertay, said: “We’re very lucky indeed to bring together four local female artists of such quality to the Hannah Maclure Centre at Abertay University.
“The art explores some really central ideas to the roles of women, sometimes in a playful way, sometimes in a really dark way!”
She added: “This exhibition began as an invitation by the Outbye Gallery in Pittenweem, where the art will move to after it closes at Abertay.
“I really strongly encourage anyone locally interested in art, the contrasting themes of childhood and womanhood, and in ideas about women’s roles in society to come along and see this exhibition for themselves.”
The art on display includes large 3D textile figures, including one image showing a colourful doll inhabiting the Howff cemetery in Dundee, as well as photographs exploring the domestic appliances used by a parent and the miniature versions given to young girls as toys.
The Hannah Maclure Centre is open 9.30am-4.45pm Monday-Friday. Admission is free and open to the public.
Images of artworks featured in the exhibition are available on request.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Michelle Souter has exhibited extensively since graduating from the MA Fine Art course at St Martins, London, including a solo show at ROLLO Gallery, London
Paola McClure has had a long-standing successful artistic career, with her work featured as part of collections internationally. She has now been appointed Chair Person of this year's Dundee WestFest.
Two Dolls are Jill Skulina, a visual artist and Zoe Venditozzi, a writer. They have come together to create a hub for cross-disciplinary networking and creative endeavours. Providing writers, musicians, artists and makers with space for collaboration, networking, and performance. They will also provide retail space to sell artists’ work. Oh, also tea, coffee and cake.