A few words from previous participants of Fun A Day Dundee, to give you an idea of what’s in store!
“Fun A Day really inspires me each January to be creative in an every-day-down-to-earth way! It’s a fresh start to the year, and it’s an added bonus to see what others come up with during their creative month!”
Suzanne Scott/ Whimsical Lush:
“It’s that time of year again! Fun A Day Dundee exhibition time! This means that I have once more been working on something all January… just cos.
Just cos I wanted to.
Just cos it’s a bit of fun during a cold dark month.
Just cos it’s nice to join in and be a part of something.
Just cos it’s good to create for the sake of it. Nothing more, nothing less.
Just cos I love to doodle and draw.
So here’s my challenge to you… for the next month or so do something just cos at least once a week. It doesn’t have to be a drawing, it can be photography, knitting, making, cooking, walking, something sporty, writing… ANYTHING! Anything that is just for you and just cos!
“This project just shows that fun is not just for kids!”
from top left: Suzanne Scott/Whimsical Lush, Ed Muirhead, J.M.Prior, Judith McDowall/Just Judith Design, Jennifer Robson, Eilidh Morris.
“Fun a Day is a really brilliant project set at the perfect time of year when you need something to get your teeth into after the crazy lazy holidays. I used my Project to play with landscapes-an avenue of my work I had always meant to explore but never got around to. It was great to have an exhibition to work towards that was just for me. A year later and my landscapes are now a regular part of my practice, so thanks a million Fun a Day!”
“Fun A Day Dundee has brightened up my January for the last couple of years, its normally a bit of a down month, but having this to look forward to is really inspiring. I start thinking about it when things are pretty chaotic in December and cant wait to get going with a new project. I love seeing what everyone else is up to with all the updates and the exhibition in February gives us something to work towards. So looking forward to taking part again January 2018. Thank you Fun a Day.”
“I created 10 drawings using POSCA pens, Windsor & Newton Pro-markers and Sharpies on card and photo paper to bring alive some colourful characters and vibrant scenes and it was really great to see them exhibited alongside other participants creative Funaday projects. Like Inktober, Funaday is a great initiative to encourage daily creativity and productivity and is especially great because anyone can take part in whatever way they want. It’s also fun to be able to see people’s creations in real time throughout the month through social media as well as feel supported throughout the challenge.”
Feedback/ Responses following the project (google surveys):
– “I loved the relaxed atmosphere.”
– “There was no snobbery between different artforms; everyone mingled and spoke to each other.”
– “Such a mixed and varied group of work.”
– “I enjoyed seeing everyone’s work altogether and feeling part of something.”
– ” [Fun A Day Dundee is] very well organised and friendly, with extras at the exhibition (like sweets and music) made it very welcoming. Thank you for all your hard work!”
– “The volunteers were amazing and so professional, it wouldn’t have happened without them, I am sure!”
– “I massively appreciate the time and effort put into this project and think it’s something to be treasured.”
– “The whole thing was a lovely and enriching experience, thank you :).”
– “I hope Funaday Dundee goes from strength to strength and encourages even more people to create for relaxation.”
– “Fun a day was great to be part of. I found everyone to be very supportive and it was such a relaxed environment to push new boundaries”
– ” [I enjoyed] the diverse insight in the way people see fun a day / and all the different types of projects – like how some use everyday lives or one project to cover the whole month – love the way things are displayed [at the exhibition] too.”