The first show in a two-part exhibition has opened at an art studio located opposite the V&A.
Dock Street Studio has launched the first part of Save the Graduate, a collection of fine art created by a hand-picked group of students whose work was displayed at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Degree Show.
Accolades won by exhibiting artists include RSA Contemporaries selections, The Art Angel Award winner, runner-up in the Edinburgh Sculpture Award and the winner of the coveted Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Prize.
The self-styled “fashionable alternative to the white-cube gallery” works with the manifesto of “keeping it Dundee”
The exhibition aims to be a platform for helping “the poor art graduate” on their way.
A spokeswoman for Dock Street Studio said: “For many pieces, it is the first time they will have graced walls outside the art college.
“Paintings, sculpture and concepts will all be exhibited and available to purchase.
“Remarkable ability, paired with sophisticated execution in an alternate setting, makes for an exhibition that will lead to further Dock Street Studio hype. Is Save the Graduate worth a visit from the art-pros who have, perhaps, attended the degree show?
“The simple answer is ‘yes’.
“Among familiar artwork will be fresh works which have been developed for this new space.”
On the opening night, artists gave talks about their work and took part in a question and answer session.
The show is due to run for a fortnight.
For updates, visit the event page on Facebook or Dock Street Studio’s page.