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Way Back When: Student Photographs by Walter Simms 1968-73
Fri, 3 Mar 2017, 17:00 – Sat, 6 May 2017, 18:00 GMT
This exhibition features rarely seen photographs taken by a Dundee art student in the early 1970s.
The photographs were all taken by Walter Simms, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art from 1968-1973, specialising in Graphic Design and Photography. He went on to have a successful career in graphic design and museum exhibition design, retiring in 2012.
The exhibition has been assembled by Walter in association with one of his contemporaries, Gordon Robertson, a lecturer in Graphic Design at the college for many years. The photographs include portraits of Walter’s fellow students at the Art College at work and at play, including at the Tav Bar and the famous Revels. They also feature fascinating glimpses into a Dundee that has changed completely – the ruined remains of the old Hawkhill; workers at the docks and at NCR. Join us to see to a time capsule of a very different Dundee.
Preview: Friday 3 March 5 - 6.30pm
The exhibition then runs until 6 May and is open Mon-Fri 09.30-19.00, Sat 13.00-17.00.