Art for All - The Pioneering History of Public Art in Dundee

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    Dundee has an exceptional collection of over 600 sculptures, murals, mosaics and other forms of public art. Since 2018, the University of Dundee Museum Services have been leading a major project to research, catalogue and promote this unique resource.

    This online talk by University of Dundee museum curator Matthew Jarron was part of the events programme for the Dundee West End Christmas Fortnight 2020. As well as an overview of the history of public art throughout the city, the talk explores the pioneering work of the Blackness Public Art Programme of the early 1980s, which attracted international attention for its ground-breaking approach. This marked the beginning of the local council’s investment in culture-led regeneration, which has continued to this day. Its success led to the expansion of the scheme to become the Dundee Public Art Programme. This was the first city-wide programme of public art in the country and would remain the largest programme in Scotland throughout its existence.

    The talk took place live on Zoom.
    Period7 Dec 2020
    Event titleArt for All - The Pioneering History of Public Art in Dundee
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map