The DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts) is a world-class centre for the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture. It has a cinema which hosts a variety of world and foreign films as well as art house, political and block buster films. The centre also has a stylish bar and restaurant and is a great place to relax or socialise. The DCA also has the award winning Print Studio and hosts a number of art, craft, design and print classes for the whole family.
As well as the large gallery spaces which showcases work from internationally renowned artists, the DCA also has gallery, gift shop which stocks the work of local established, up and coming and international artists and designers. The shop just underwent a facelift and reopened on Thursday 13th February. I was lucky enough to attend the opening. The night was launched with Sooz Gordon, who is an Interior Designer. She spoke about design, styling your home and revamping products.
The shop has been revamped with modern display cabinets, new lighting and shelving systems which are adjustable. It’s a great way to easily change the layout of the products. Here are some pictures which I took on the opening night.
Special DCA biscuits made for the opening night. A cute wee girl was helping herself to the last of the biscuits.
Sooz Gordon talking about design at the opening night.
The shop stocks a variety of Handmade and Designer products including unusual and quirky cards, funky wrapping paper, as well as interior design products for the home including these stylish Tunnock’s Teacake cushions from Nikki McWilliams. The DCA shop also has a lovely selection of designer and handmade jewellery including my own Genna Design jewellery, of course!
These are the stylish new cabinets which have adjustable shelving and lighting. This contemporary design will make it easier to move about stock and is bang up to date with the modern products which are for sale in the shop. So if you are looking for a really unique designer or handmade product, then the DCA shop is a great place to go and inspire the perfect gift.