Celebrating Black History Month – Walter and Angeline Kamaba

To celebrate Black History Month, Dr Kenneth Baxter from the University’s Archives Services takes a closer look at the work and lives of Walter and Angeline Kamba, two of the University’s most notable figures to work at the University with a BAME background. The Kambas came to Dundee in 1969 after they were exiled from…

Coupar’s Camera

Alex Coupar has worked as a photographer in and around Dundee since 1955, documenting the areas and events which reflect both our culture and history. During his career, stretching over fifty years, Alex has recorded the intricacies of every day life as well as national and civic events. Before his photography career took off, Alex…

RDMH – Tay Vaults by Sian MacFarlane and Gail Low

This beautifully detailed etching was created by Gail Low & Sian MacFarlane for the River Deep Mountain High exhibition. The plate includes an excerpt of a longer poem, ‘Timefolds’, which addresses absence & presence in the archives & in relation to Dundee’s industrial past.    Tay Vaults by Sian MacFarlane and Gail Low Etching on zinc   “The text…

RDMH – On the Ice / Mountainside Dreaming / Rockside by Declan McCourt

Declan McCourt was inspired by some of the fantastic images in The Grampian Club collection for the River Deep Mountain High exhibition. Declan was drawn to the landscapes & how they appear somewhat dreamlike.    On the Ice / Mountainside Dreaming / Rockside by Declan McCourt Watercolour, graphite and coloured pencil on art-board   “Contributing to the archival exhibition…

Flashback Friday Film Festival: An Introduction to the University from 1999

What says Dundee better than panpipes? Watch this rather bizarre but undeniably unique introduction to Dundee and its University produced to a soundtrack that can at best be described as soothing. It is interesting to see what has changed and what hasn’t; there are slightly different residencies, libraries and DUSA / ISE buildings but much…

RDMH – Ahab’s Frustration and The Big Thaw by Reinhard Behrens

A photograph of Inuit inspired Reinhard Behren’s beautiful pastel & pencil drawing – note the special addition. Behren’s toy submarine also features in his second work for the River Deep Mountain High exhibition which was inspired by John Huston’s Moby Dick.   Ahab’s Frustration and The Big Thaw  by Reinhard Behrens Pastel and pencil on board  “As a visual…