Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate
Dundee DD1 4DY Scotland
Telephone 44 (0)1382 909900 FAX 44 (0)1382 909221

MARCEL Project Coordinator: Clive Gillman
Email : clive.gillman@dca.org.uk
Dundee Contemporary Arts is an internationally renowned centre for the arts, an award winning leader in the field of education, and a vibrant and hugely popular social and cultural meeting place in the Scottish city of Dundee. With a staff of over 50 and well established partnerships with Dundee City Council and local Universities, it is the largest arts & media centre in Scotland. Established in 1999, DCA has five floors of cinemas, galleries, artists facilities, education resources, a research centre and a hugely popular Cafe Bar. Since opening in March 1999, it was welcomed over 1,800,000 visitors and continues to drive the agenda for creative partnership working and cultural regeneration in the region. Throughout the past 6 years DCA has delivered a hugely successful programme of exhibitions of contemporary visual art.
Showing works by artists including Olafur Eliasson, Roderick Buchanan, Richard Deacon, Christine Borland, Anya Gallaccio, Anish Kapoor, Fiona Banner, Simon Starling, as well as many new and emerging artists, many of whom have gone on to great success. Research within the building is carried out in partnership with the University of Dundee, who manage the Visual Research Centre within the building. The VRC is the hub of research activity within the Faculty of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. The Faculty is able to provide access to the tools and to a suitable creative and innovative environment in order to enable researchers to engage with cultural, artistic and creative issues as well as participate in the contemporary languages of the disciplines, underpinned by an inclusive and exciting research culture and environment. The breadth of research is enabled through close connection between all the Faculties within the University and at other institutions allowing for collaboration and truly interdisciplinary research, with Visual Thinking at its heart.