Thursday, 23 August 2012

Waiting for someone to walk with

Walking the boundary lines

video taken by Wahj Jamjoom.

" I noticed rain and traffic and bells so I looked at the bell tower and then I noticed a building I hadn't seen before, so what is the point?"

A very valid question put to me by a lady from the 1pm soundwalk.
I think she answered her own question.

There is something wonderful in the methodical ritual of walking, in these instances, walking silently in the presence of those experiencing your own work. The presence of the artist in the sounds filling the user's head, and the silent presence of the artist walking with the viewer. I wonder who is getting more from this exchange.

Soundwalks continue:

Friday 24th August at 5pm

Saturday 25th August at 4pm

I will also be available during the day on Saturday for unscheduled walks.

MFA Tour - DJCAD Masters' Show 2012

Here are some images taken of the MFA tour as part of the DJCAD Masters' Show 2012 Open Doors day, Saturday 18 August 2012.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Ure St Walk

10 min soundwalk for the DJCAD Masters Show 2012. A walk between the two venues of the exhibition,  Matthew Building to Generator Projects.          

photograph by Tracy Mackenna.

soundwalk downloadable, please click this link:

Ure St Walk by Sinéad Bligh

simply follow the link and click on the arrow above the track Ure St Walk to download to your smart phone and take the walk with you.

please do not raise the volume too high; let the atmosphere around you influence the sound. ...or simply do as you wish.

there will be scheduled soundwalks on:

Saturday 18th August at 3pm
Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd August at 1pm and 4pm
Friday 24th August at 5pm
Saturday 25th August at 4pm

meet at the plinth behind the reception desk in the Matthew building at the scheduled time. please bring your own mp3 player or smart phone with headphones if possible, there will be a limited number of these provided.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

May Meet in Mutual

We are excited to see this announcement by some of our Student Curatorial Team alumni about a project happening next week:

We hope you can join us for May Meet In Mutual, which opens next week.

Morgan Cahn, Sarah Johnston, Rebecca Jones, Holly Keasey, Hannah Moitt, Emma Reid, Katie Reid, Beth Savage and Holly Knox Yeoman present site responsive works for this exhibition in the glass walled Park Ranger Centre set within the Baxter Park, Dundee.

Presenting new works from a range of practices that May Meet In Mutual, this exhibition takes its title from an excerpt of the speech Sir David Baxter gave at the opening of the park in 1863. With money made through their successful linen manufacturing firm, Mary Ann, Eleanor and Sir David donated the park in the hopes that it would provide for the people of Dundee,

"a common ground where all may meet in mutual acknowledgement of their dependence the one upon the other."

You are welcome to join us during our Open Install, Thursday August 16th (all day), while the artists arrange and continue to make works in the Park Ranger Centre.

May Meet In Mutual is open on Friday August 17th and Saturday August 18th from 11am-4pm, with an Open Evening on Friday August 17th from 4pm-7pm.

For the duration of the exhibition Morgan Cahn will Me(a)nder: in recognition of the site she will be mending your worn out textiles - so bring those holey socks!

Throughout the exhibition join Holly Keasey for ‘Sew ‘n’ Grow’ an on-going discussion about recreation in the park.

On Saturday August 18th 10.30am - 12.30pm ‘Get Down and Dirty’, do some weeding with the Friends of Baxter Park (meet at the Park Centre). Afterwards Holly Keasey will host ‘Tending Recreation’, in the Park Centre with tea and cakes: a conversation on recreation, our regional climate and a celebration of rain! (from 12.45pm).

May Meet In Mutual is supported by the Maryfield Regeneration Team

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


We are working with Janey Muir and Cordelia Underhill on a project for September called ENTRANCE. The artists are going to present a gallery based exhibition and a series of offsite interventions. More info and images will be coming soon on Cooper Gallery Notes...

For now here's a link to Janey Muir's blog: