Thursday, 28 February 2013


A performative event marked the start of four week long visual dialogue between two artists.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Memories I No Longer Need – A Conversation Between Jonathan Baxter & Pete Kinnear

The Relics of Attachment Part II Preview event on Thursday, was followed by an In Conversation event of Friday 15th of February. This took the form of a conversation and unpacking of a box of Relics from the show, between Jonathan Baxter and the original owner of the box and its contents, Pete Kinnear.

The title the box was given when it became an artwork was ‘Memories I No Longer Need’ with the description attached, “an exchange of archives from Pete Kinnear to Jonathan Baxter, from Jonathan Baxter to Rachael Disbury, from Rachael Disbury to Relics of Attachment.”

The conversation was attended by 23 artists. It became a very animated hour or so. A particularly fond moment involved Pete unpacking a ball of twine from the box. Jonathan attached this to his coffee mug and threw it into the audience. Within 5 minutes the entire audience was intertwined.

Huge thanks are due to Jonathan and Pete for providing a very enjoyable afternoon. 

Relics of Attachment Part II Preview

The 14th of February saw the preview of Relics of Attachment Part II. The event was attended by many and contained a varied body of work. Twenty-eight artists exhibited and the range of work included video installation, performance art, painting, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, assemblage, photography, object art and ephemeral art.

Such a rich selection of work enabled us to curate a successful exhibition, enhancing the concepts of nostalgia introduced in Relics of Attachment Part I.

Towards the end of the evening Liam Dunn performed an excerpt from his Fuckist Manisfesto, which was received with great interest. The buzz of the night continued with an after party at the local Cocktail House Boudoir, who were kind enough to sponsor the event.

We are very pleased with the outcome of this exhibition. A lot of hard work was put into the project. We would like to thank those who took part in the show, those who encouraged and helped in its creation and those who have attended and shown interest in the event.

The Relics Team Lucas Battich, Rachael Disbury, Lisa Gordon, Cathy O'Brien and Vivienne Russell would like to give special thanks to Laura and the Cooper Gallery for their advice and facilities.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Relics of Attachment Part II

The preview of Relics of Attachment Part II is tonight in the Cooper Gallery Project Space from 5-7pm. This will be followed by an Afterparty at our sponsors Boudoir Cocktail House.

We are very much looking forward to the opening of this exhibition. There are 28 artists involved in the project, showing a wide range of work. A lot of time and energy has been put into Relics of Attachment and we are grateful to all those involved.


To conclude this project, we have also organised an artist's discussion tomorrow lunchtime. At 1pm within the gallery space, Jonathan Baxter and Pete Kinnear will conduct a conversation, Memories I No Longer Need.

All are encouraged to attend both of these events.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Thanks for all the FUN!

The Student Curatorial Team has been a busy bunch! There are a handful of exhibitions occurring (6x4, Printed Matter, Relics of Attachment to name a few) and everyone has been super supportive - you will probably recognize some of the Fun A Day participants from the below pictures when you head to art previews happening in the coming months (or tomorrow night - see Relics of Attachment ll previewAfter Party at Boudoir, and on Friday at 1pm A Conversation Between Jonathan Baxter and Peter Kinnear)

Fun A Day Dundee 2013 was a huge success due to a lot of hard work, and tons of support. Thank You!

Here is how it looked at Roseangle on Friday night:

It was busy, bustling, and there was a lot of art. 38 people participated - here is a map from the exhibition:

Matt-R gave a performance titled 'the Rose or die Rose - Roseangle Cafe Arts Fun A Day Dundee Two Thousand and Thirteen'

Playground Tactics also rocked out to a packed room.

I will post a few more images, but for a more extensive look, check out this post on the Fun A Day Dundee blog.

This is a corner featuring photographs and drawings. The artists (from top to bottom) include Alistair Wilson, Mai Mishima, Gerard O'Brien, Sarah Gittins, and Tara Chaloner.

And here is Lada Wilson's piece 'Let There Be Light'

Hazel Saunderson made 'A Postcard to Myself'

The after-party was at Redd on Session st, and combined with the DCA's party for the new exhibition by Jutta Koether called Season's and Sacraments.

Until next year...


Morgan Cahn

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Fun A Day Dundee is back and better than ever.

You may remember that this time last year there was an exhibition in the Bradshaw Arts Space which showed off art made over the month of January. Here is the Cooper Gallery blog post I made for that exhibition. The concept came from the artclash collective in Philadelphia, where they have organised this annual project for 9 years. Fun A Day has now expanded to 25 shows a year happening throughout the world.

This years Dundee exhibition will be one night only, Friday February 8, 2013 from 6-9pm at Roseangle Cafe Arts (130 Perth). There will be over 30 people showing off their projects. Matt-R will be performing: 'the Rose or die Rose - Roseangle Cafe Arts Fun A Day Dundee Two Thousand And Thirteen' around 7:00 and the Dundee band, Playground Tactics, will be performing around 8:00. We are joining with the DCA (whose preview of Jutta Koether's 'Seasons and Sacraments' is from 6:30-9) for an after-party at Redd on Sessions Street from 9-2. All events are free.

Please come on over for the opening and see what sort of creative things have been going on. Other links to look at for more information include and a piece on Thanks also to all the people participating in, and helping this to happen, and the Student Curatorial Team. And below you will find a few images from this year's project.

Gerry O'Brien's day 16

 Tara Chaloner's day 1

Morgan Cahn's Day 8

Friday, 1 February 2013

Relics of Attachment - Get Involved!

Last night was the preview of Relics of Attachment Part I. The exhibition includes object based artwork, with the intention to generate interest for other artists to get involved in a larger exhibition. The show is currently on display in the Recess Cabinet, Level 5 of the Matthew Building and will run until the 16th. Check it out!


Opening Night

Our Team

'Relics of Attachment Part II' will be a larger collections of works. We are encouraging artists to contribute with works based on their own nostalgic attachments. We are excited about the interest this project is generating. A meeting today was held to discuss ideas relating to the project. 

If anyone is interested in getting involved but was unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing the wide range of work this project will bring together.