Spectacular light and sound display will light up The McManus in Dundee tonight

The McManus will be lit up by a spectacular display

Dundee city centre will be transformed into a spectacle of art, light and sound as the McManus gallery hosts the finale of its 150th anniversary celebrations.

Drawn to Light, a free event at Albert Square, will feature music and a large-scale video projection.

And Dundee’s Oor Wullie statue will have a front row seat as he entertains visitors with his new Christmas jumper and Santa hat.

Christine Millar, learning and engagement section leader at the McManus, said: “The event will take place tomorrow and will be amazing. The whole square will be cordoned off to give us space.

Oor Wullie with his festive jumper outside The McManus

“There will be a huge projection on the building, inspired by the collection within.”

The installation will be the work of contemporary artist Duncan Marquiss and musician Jonnie Common.

Duncan, a Glasgow School of Art graduate, has spent six months working with curators and staff at the McManus to put together the projection.

Jonnie will perform on the museum steps, after composing a piece similarly inspired by the landmark’s spaces, sounds and stories.

During a series of out-of-hours visits he recorded the sounds of the museum, as well as the frequencies of every gallery space, stairwell and corridor.

Drawn to Light is curated by independent creative producer Siôn Parkinson and will take place between 7pm-8.30pm.

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