📣Art Night Announce 10 Major commissions, venues and wider programme plans for Dundee this Summer!📣
This summer Art Night will deliver its first full iteration in a city outside London. On the evening of June 24th, from 7pm until late, ten major commissions by internationally significant artists and more emergent artists will be presented in civic and public spaces across Dundee, Scotland.
The commissions will comprise ambitious live events, installations, sound, performance and film. Projects will take place in central Dundee, bringing to audiences and participants outstanding cultural experiences in the city and beyond. The commissions will be presented alongside Inwith – a series of projects highlighting a cross section of Dundee’s expansive art and communities programming.
Commissioned Artists are today announced as
Iconic and unique spaces across Dundee will be used for this wide range of events, from Dundee Contemporary Arts, V&A Dundee, to historic ships the RRS Discovery and the HMS Unicorn, The Little Theatre, Arthurstone Library, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee, Baxter Park and Pavillion, and the Keiller Centre as well as outdoors in the city’s streets.
Alongside the commissions is Inwith, a series of projects highlighting a cross section of Dundee’s expansive art and communities programming. Inwith comprises 12 projects with partners including V&A Dundee’s Young People’s Collective, Open/Close Dundee in collaboration with EH9 Espresso, Wooosh Gallery, Dundee Community Gardens Network/Grow Dundee, Dundee Heritage Trust’s Creative Communities Network, Dundee Women’s Aid, Hot Chocolate Trust, The Binnn and Volk Gallery with more to be announced.👀
The free festival will be brought to Dundee in partnership with Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). Art Night is also collaborating with V&A Dundee; Creative Dundee; NEoN Digital Arts; Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee; Leisure and Culture Dundee, GENERATORprojects; Dundee City Council and Hospitalfield, Arbroath. Art Night Dundee is supported by Creative Scotland and EventScotland’s National Events Programme. National partners include The Art Fund; The Tetley, Leeds; Creative Kernow; Museum of London and Serpentine.
Helen Nisbet, Artistic Director, Art Night said, “We are overjoyed to share the news of these 10 incredible artist commissions for Art Night Dundee, alongside a beautiful collaboration with artist communities in the city. Art Night Dundee is about the joy and tenderness of being together socially after a long time apart. It is about exchanging ideas, making space to remember, collaboration and community organising. Imagine the city at night, getting ready for a party, telling tales with people you love, hearing a perfect song, eating pies at 4am, meeting friends for a gorgeous walk the next day. I can’t wait to see you here in June.”
✨More to come!✨ #ArtNightDundee #ArtNight2023