International conference

DUNCAN of Jordanstone College of Art and Design have won the right to host a prestigious international conference which will bring hundreds of delegates to Dundee.

The 8th biennial International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference (IMPACT 8) will take place at DJCAD, part of the University of Dundee, in September 2013. The event is being organised by Professor Elaine Shemilt and Dr Paul Harrison, who earlier last year represented DJCAD at IMPACT 7 at Monash University in Melbourne.

The term printmaking is generally used to refer to the process of using printing to make artworks but IMPACT also explores the myriad ways in which print has contributed to social, economic, political and cultural change from the invention of the Guttenberg press through to the latest digital technology.

Professor Shemilt, who along with Dr Harrison has presented regularly at this conference series said the choice of Dundee as host would bring a significant cultural and financial boost to the city.