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Changing Dundee Maya Abeysuriya and Marianne Wilson

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'Changing Dundee' is an exhibition of work by Dundee based artist-printmakers, Maya Abeysuriya and Marianne Wilson.

Maya Abeysuriya is a self-taught artist-printmaker whose extensive research uncovers the connections between South Asian doctors and Dundee's jute industry. Her interest is sparked by the knowledge that her Sri Lankan grandfather spent time caring for workers in Scottish linen and jute factories during the 1920s. It is highly possible that Dr Arukatti Patahendige Frederick Abeysuriya visited Dundee in his time as a student and witnessed the disease and difficulty experienced by workers in the jute industry. His pioneering spirit paved the way for many of Maya's family who also became doctors in the UK. Using the medium of screen printing Maya has layered images and text onto jute fibre paper to highlight, edit and explain this information. In her work we celebrate the migrants who give us such amazing stories.

Marianne Wilson artist-printmaker attended DJCAD, graduating in 2000. Her inspiration is the surrounding landscape, the history and changing geography of an area. Using notions of melancholia and nostalgia she tries to visualise a lost place or period in time. For this exhibition she has built up a personal vision of the area that surrounds the Verdant Works. From its use as a Pleasance during the Scottish Renaissance and plant nurseries in later times, to the industrialisation of linen and jute manufacture, this part of town has had many uses over the centuries. Referencing historical material and her own photographs and drawings Marianne has created dreamlike montages using printmaking and collage.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.

Promoted By: Dundee Heritage Trust
Dates
Thursday 17th January 2019 10:00am
Friday 18th January 2019 10:00am
Saturday 19th January 2019 10:00am
Sunday 20th January 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 10:00am
Thursday 24th January 2019 10:00am
Friday 25th January 2019 10:00am
Saturday 26th January 2019 10:00am
Sunday 27th January 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 30th January 2019 10:00am
Thursday 31st January 2019 10:00am
Friday 1st February 2019 10:00am
Saturday 2nd February 2019 10:00am
Sunday 3rd February 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 6th February 2019 10:00am
Thursday 7th February 2019 10:00am
Friday 8th February 2019 10:00am
Saturday 9th February 2019 10:00am
Sunday 10th February 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 13th February 2019 10:00am
Thursday 14th February 2019 10:00am
Friday 15th February 2019 10:00am
Saturday 16th February 2019 10:00am
Sunday 17th February 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 20th February 2019 10:00am
Thursday 21st February 2019 10:00am
Friday 22nd February 2019 10:00am
Saturday 23rd February 2019 10:00am
Sunday 24th February 2019 11:00am
Thursday 28th February 2019 10:00am
Friday 1st March 2019 10:00am
Saturday 2nd March 2019 10:00am
Sunday 3rd March 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 6th March 2019 10:00am
Thursday 7th March 2019 10:00am
Friday 8th March 2019 10:00am
Saturday 9th March 2019 10:00am
Sunday 10th March 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 13th March 2019 10:00am
Thursday 14th March 2019 10:00am
Friday 15th March 2019 10:00am
Saturday 16th March 2019 10:00am
Sunday 17th March 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 20th March 2019 10:00am
Thursday 21st March 2019 10:00am
Friday 22nd March 2019 10:00am
Saturday 23rd March 2019 10:00am
Sunday 24th March 2019 11:00am
Wednesday 27th March 2019 10:00am
Thursday 28th March 2019 10:00am
Friday 29th March 2019 10:00am
Saturday 30th March 2019 10:00am
Sunday 31st March 2019 11:00am
Contact
Verdant Works
01382 309060
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Verdant Works
25-29 West Hendersons Wynd
Dundee
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01382 309060
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