January 2015 is flying by! It seems barely a moment since we were celebrating the bell’s on Hogmanay and yet we have passed Burns night now too! That means that January and all the FUN is almost over! Some of you have kept us updated with daily Tweets and they really have brightened up our month. Here are a few highlights below:
If you have taken part in the challenge, it is almost time to take part in the exhibition. It doesn’t matter if you did or didn’t complete it every single day. The important thing is that you started something and had a little creative fun.
Drop off and install of work will take place between 5pm and 9pm on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th February. It will be at Wasps Meadow Will Studios on Level 4. If you have any questions or this doesn’t work for you, get in contact as we can be a little flexible.
We are really looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to!
It’s Hogmanay! It is the eve of the New Year. Tonight the clock will strike 12 and bring with it a fresh new time zone that none of us have experienced before. It will be 2015. We think 2015 should be a ‘Happy Fun Year’ and so we plan to start it off with a #FunADay challenge this January!
There’s still a little bit of time to decide how you can add some creative fun to add to your year, just remember to strike a toast at midnight and when the 1st of January comes you just need to get started with your #FunADay project. Continue reading
So much FUN has been had during the Fun-a-Day event in the last few years, that we have decided to have some more in 2015! The countdown is on, with just 4 days left of 2014 before the clock strikes midnight. So now is the time to start thinking about the creative fun you might get up to this January.
31 Days of Fun
It is simple to join Fun-a-Day Dundee 2015. Start by picking a project (take a photograph, write a poem, draw a picture, bake a cake, collect an object, plant a flower, hug a person) that you can do every day in January 2015. You can complete your project anywhere you like (in Dundee, in Hawaii, in your shed, at your desk, on the street), but your project should be recorded or created in a way that allows you to share it with us. Then if you would like to, you can bring it to show in an exhibition in February – we’ll confirm the details for this in January. You can take a look at some of FUN had last year, read about the FUN exhibition and about some of our FUN makers to get started. Continue reading
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.
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. Continue reading
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.
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!