The Dundee Civic Trust joint meeting with the Friends of Dundee Heritage Trust will be hosted this year by the Friends, using Zoom. Our members will have received an invitation to join this event at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 24 February.
The speaker, Matthew Jarron, is Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee and author of the book Independent & Individualist: Art in Dundee 1867-1924. A former Chair of the Scottish Society for Art History, he is also Secretary of the Abertay Historical Society and coordinator of the Public Art Dundee project.
Dundee has an extraordinary variety of public art across the city, including sculptures, murals, mosaics and more. This illustrated talk will tell the story behind these innovative artworks, with a particular focus on the pioneering public art programme of the 1980s and 1990s.