18 – 27 May
Open daily 10am – 6pm
63 – 65 Reform Street
Dundee DD1 1SP
FACTORY SHOP is an exhibition of design experiments and prototypes made in factories by Dawn Youll, Florence Dwyer and Tommy Perman & Simon Kirby.
Taking over an empty high street shop in Dundee’s city centre, the exhibition marks the end of the first Factory Residency programme, launched as part of Dundee Design Festival 2017 in partnership with Make Works.
The Dundee Design Festival Factory Residency offered three designers work placements with Scotland-based manufacturers to develop ideas, improvise with materials and experiment with different industrial techniques.
Designer and maker Florence Dwyer worked with Turnberry Rug Works in Girvan, Ayrshire, to produce a series of hand-tufted tapestries and rugs using surplus yarn from the factory’s previous production runs. Dawn Youll is a contemporary ceramicist who worked with scientific glassblower John Liddel at the University of Glasgow’s Glassblowing Workshop. For FACTORY SHOP, Dawn has created a series of laboratory-style objects which she has combined with new ceramic forms made in her studio. Designer, artist and musician Tommy Perman together with scientist Simon Kirby worked with Tayport-based manufacturers FifeX as well as Old School Fabrications in Edinburgh to produce a series of sculptural audio prototypes made from Corian, a material typically used for kitchen worktops.
Want to know more? Join Curator Sion Parkinson in conversation with the designers and factories on Thursday 17th May, 4.30pm.