26/11/2012

Pop up Shop - Support for Duncan of Jordanstone Students

On Saturday I was really pleased to meet Paula Grubb a student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the Show Off pop up shop in the Wellgate Centre.  This project brought together a wide range of artists and makers.  It allowed the students to experience a little bit of the real world.  This was a live opportunity to sell their work in a commercial environment.

It was good for the Wellgate because it brought a little bit of colour, excitement and life to the centre.  Though it was underneath the clock which may well be my favourite part of the Wellgate Centre. 

I will be speaking to Dundee City Council to see if there are any shops or other spaces where the council could assist with facilitating pop up shops like this.  This would be good because it could bring some vibrancy to areas and would be a good opportunity for students to learn about marketing their art.  It could also bring some culture to to areas around the city.