FUN was had!

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The grand opening of FUN ‘A’ DAY Dundee 2014 was last Thursday and seemed to be a great success, with lots of people through the doors and much laughter and art talk going on, here are some photos of the night.

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thanks to everyone who took part and those who came to see the exhibition!

Fun a Day Exhibition runs until Sunday 16th

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The Fun a Day project encouraged people in Dundee to add an element of creative fun to the 31 days in January 2014. This exhibition is packed full of all that fun. The diverse collection of art work in the exhibition displays the need for everyone to make more time for fun and the collective power that a series of small actions can have. The exhibition will run from 11am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday – so come and visit us.

We had over 50 people from Dundee register to take part in Fun a Day, 33 of those have brought work to the exhibition, but many more said they completed the project but weren’t able or didn’t want to exhibit. We welcomed art work from a range of people including local artists, designers, students, musicians, dancers, social workers – it has been a real delight to see how each project has unfolded. Over the next few days we will share some more detailed examples of the work with you – but here is just an example of what one of our fun makers said about taking part.

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Catherine McGovern, one of the artists who worked with her son to create work as part of the Fun a Day project said:

“We explored new techniques and mediums in order to create an ever evolving piece of art that would serve as a record of the fun we had experienced on each particular day.

Catherine continued.

“When we started this project it seemed like it would be a fun way to start the new year but it turned out to be so much more. Our final piece of work is a beautiful reminder to me of how quickly my son is growing up and how I need to grab each moment spent together no matter how messy, stressful or tiring because in hindsight all those moments have their fun!”

Exhibition Dates
Thursday 13th February – Exhibition Preview from 6pm to 9pm.
Friday 14th February – Exhibition Open 6pm to 8pm.
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February – Exhibition Open 11am to 4pm.Exhibition Venue Details
Wasps
Meadow Mill
West Hendersons Wynd
Dundee
DD1 5BY

A big thanks has to go out to Wasps studios for supporting us with the brilliant exhibition venue. It is a fantastic space and has been a delight to experience the wonderful atmosphere that exists in these artist studios.

Tonight’s the Night!

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After 31 days of making something every day, all our Fun Makers hard work has come together and will be shown in the WASPS Meadow Mill gallery space from tonight until Sunday.

The show is looking good, we just have a few final adjustments to make and a couple more pieces to put up – but we cant wait for the main event to kick off this evening.

Hoping to see you all there. So come and join the FUN from 6pm.

Looking forward to the big event!

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Is everyone looking forward to the exhibition next Thursday!? We are.

The exhibition is the added bonus of Fun A Day, the main objective being to keep people making stuff and being creative in the cold, wet and miserable month of January. And so many people have managed to do it! It is always good to have something to work towards and then to celebrate hard work and commitment.

We went to see the space last night, and its awesome, it got us all motivated and excited for the exhibition.

We look forward to seeing everybody’s work and hope you can make it along!

Fun A Day Exhibition – 13th February at Wasps

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funa day, fun, dundee, art, scotland, collaboration

We set out with a simple aim – we wanted the people of Dundee to have more fun! So we called out to them and asked them to add a little more creative fun to their days in January and over 50 Fun Makers rose to the challenge. That is definitely a reason to celebrate, so we will be showing a collective Fun a Day exhibition that opens on the 13th February.  The exhibition will run for just a few short days until Sunday 16th February – so we highly recommend that you add this date to your diary and make sure your feet start walking in our direction at some point over that weekend.

The Fun A Day exhibition will include art work from local artists, designers, students, journalists, musicians, dancers, social workers and many more people from the city. It has been fascinating to get a glimpse of some of the projects during the month and we can’t wait to see how they have developed throughout the month.

Exhibition Dates
Thursday 13th February to Sunday 16th February.
Thursday – Exhibition preview from 6pm to 9pm.
Friday – Exhibition open 6pm to 8pm.
Saturday and Sunday – 0pen 11am to 4pm.

Exhibition Venue Details
Wasps
Meadow Mill Studios
West Hendersons Wynd
Dundee
DD1 5BY

http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/studios-spaces/meadow-mill-studios

Dundee Fun Makers have been busy

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The official FUN month is speeding by. We have caught a glimpse of work from a number of Fun Makers through our feeds on Twitter and Facebook. However, we wanted to share some of their work here to inspire and delight our FUN readers.

We have looked forward to a daily splice of colour and pattern from Louise, who has been adding dashes, dots, stripes and strokes to a number of bases including sticks, logs, horses heads, rubber ducks and canvas.

We have tried to retweet each of Morgan’s (the original Dundee Fun Maker) daily #funaday tweets, which have given us an insight into the thoughts and fun activities that have made up her month so far. 

We loved the little worlds of positive thoughts that Kathryn created on a collection of leaves.

When we spotted Lauren’s wearable art it brightened up our day – her collection includes crazy cat faces, multi-coloured pinatas and bananatastic earrings.

We were lucky to have Tanya share her kisses with us, in our book kissing definitely equals fun and a kiss a day is a great way to start the year.

We have followed Steve’s adventures with Oor Wullie which have included a number of clay models, some painted buckets, t-shirts and photographs from around the city.

We have been amazed by the knitting powers of Alex, who has crafted wooly bananas, light bulbs, leaves, apples and words.

This is just a small selection of the work that has been created so far and we plan to write another update soon which highlights a few more fun makers – stay tuned.

Theresa’s Fun A Day

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How are all your FUN activities doing?
Here are 4 x random images from my Fun-A-Day journal.
I’m currently trying to pursue a process of active change: it’s really revealing to track it  – to see how we evolve, rise and fall, from day to day!
…and making the journal is a lovely oasis in each day.
Will miss it when January ends. maybe I will carry on!

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