Weave by Abertay creates a vibrant programme of cultural events across the city of Dundee, sharing local and global creativity.
PLATFORM: A monthly series of talks highlighting the diversity of creative practices and ideas engaged by contemporary artists, designers and scholars. Next up…
For our first student spotlight interview we caught up with recent Computer Arts graduate Josh Watt. We had a chat about the process of designing his unique creatures, scary (yet inspiring) movies he watched as a kid and where he hopes to see his career go in the next few years!
Clare is Curator within External and Corporate Relations, and Lecturer in the School of Design and Informatics. Clare develops activities that engage contemporary artists, producers and researchers to inspire new collaborations and generate fresh knowledge.
Primarily this is delivered through Weave: creativity, community, collaboration, creating a vibrant programme of cultural events that share local and global creativity, through pop-up events across the city.
Clare is interested in the intersection of between digital technology, performance and community engagement. She enjoys working with artists, designers, theatre makers, performers, dancers and the wider community.
Dan, a Creative Events Assistant with Weave, is a musician, writer and performer, based in Dundee since 2005. Passionate about collaboration, DIY music culture and the intersections of creative communities, Dan has been working in festival and events organisation professionally and otherwise since graduating from university in 2009.
With experience in exhibitions and theatre tech complementing his background in events, Dan is keen to put his skills to good use in supporting a healthy, growing and inclusive arts scene in Dundee. When not at work, Dan can most often be found in a DIY arts or music space, whether as performer or attendee.
Susie, also a Creative Events Assistant, is an artist and performer who graduated from the University of Dundee in 2017. During her time at university she helped to organise a number of exhibitions and performance events, both in Dundee and while studying abroad in Budapest. Since graduating she has worked at a variety of arts festivals across Scotland before joining the team at Weave.
Although not a native Dundonian, Susie fell in love with the city over the last 4 years and is now very happy to call it home. She is extremely excited about contributing to Dundee’s ever-growing creative scene and having the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse range of artistic practitioners.
Her personal art practice is mostly video and performance based in which she creates outlandish characters, ranging from green aliens to candy-floss monsters, that comment on socio-political issues facing us today.