Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

Unique to isamDUNDEE2015 World Congress, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) will launch a programme of exhibitions, artists’ talks and workshops to engage delegates attending the isamDUNDEE2015 World Congress and the local community with a variety of design and art work relating to issues surrounding substance misuse.

The intention of this programme is to engage the local community with isamDUNDEE2015, promoting a legacy of work that will endeavour to change the lives of people, locally, nationally and internationally and enrich the scientific programme of the congress.

The isamDUNDEE2015 Culture and Arts Festival will promote a synthesis of art and design thinking through a partnership of science, design and art.

There is a growing culture whereby art and design is used to facilitate the communication between communities and groups within our cities, through social engagement.

Although the focus of isamDUNDEE2015 World Congress is clinical and scientific, the art and design projects will facilitate wider community engagement for the duration of this Congress.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design is the only 5 star research art institute in Scotland and boasts a world renowned design and art education programme, as well as innovative research projects, transforming lives through cutting edge creativity. It is a creative hub that lies at the heart of Dundee, the newly acclaimed UNESCO City of Design.

isamDUNDEE2015 Culture and Arts Festival Programme

Location: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) and Centrespace, Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

Tuesday 6th October 2015

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
isamDUNDEE2015 Culture and Arts Festival Launch

Delegates will be invited to this evening event to view work created through a series of art and design projects. Non alcoholic refreshments will be provided. The work will consist of the following projects:

Matthew Gallery

1. Student films and animations

For the last two years Level 2 and 3 Undergraduate students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design have worked on the production of animations and motion pieces that communicate various aspects of substance misuse.

2. Addiction Toolkits

Level 2 undergraduate students have produced a series of toolkits aimed at students or schoolchildren warning them of the issues directly related to substance use and misuse.

Reception Space

3. Photographs by people suffering from substance misuse

These images capture the identity of people currently in recovery.

4. ‘Soundscape’ by Drew Walker

A soundscape and sculpture, drawing on experiences and narratives shared by people living within a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.

Hub 3

5. ‘Database Addiction’ by Dr Graham Harwood

Database Addiction, YoHa (Graham Harwood, Matsuko Yokokoji) – in collaboration with the Clinical Academic Group and the National Addiction Centre (NAC), Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Database Addiction is the first phase of an arts research project into the role of databases currently utilised in the delivery of health governance. In this case the project will be driven by key experts in the field of art and medicine, specific to drug and alcohol misuse.

Wed 07 Oct
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT

1.30pm: Hub 3, Level 5, Matthew Building:

Database Addiction Talk by Dr Graham Harwood and Dr Luke Mitcheson


Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts

6. ‘No More Lying’ by Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen

An exhibition project with an associated public events programme.

Familial experience of living with an alcoholic parent is translated into an installation that includes a display with objects, images and narrated text. This multimedia work will function as a ‘conversation piece’ focusing on the effect of alcohol dependence syndrome on family members. Personal objects and images are juxtaposed with artistic writing and presented in an intimate environment to invite reflection on the subject matter.

As part of Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen’s exhibition there will be two related interactive sessions:

Tues 06 Oct
Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY

10.00am – 12 noon:

‘No More Lying’ student presentations:
Master of Fine Art, Art Society Publics
Communication Design
Art & Media

2.00pm – 4.00pm:

Seminar ‘NO MORE LYING and other stories’:
Tracey Mackenna & Edwin Janssen will discuss the development of their exhibition project, the personal experiences that informed ‘NO MORE LYING’ and the role of artists in mediating issues around wellbeing.