Scots graduate’s paintings named amongst world’s greatest

A SCOTS graduate from the College of Dundee has had her paintings named among the many world’s greatest at a significant awards ceremony

Fantastic Artwork graduate Dana Leslie has been named a World Winner within the World Undergraduate Awards 2022, the world’s largest tutorial awards programme that recognises prime undergraduate work.

Dana was named general winner within the Visible Arts class for her work titled Hope is a Type of Planning, a collection of works encouraging interplay with the sharing, documenting, and battling of gendered experiences.

The 24-year-old’s profitable submission included paintings she ready for her Duncan of Jordanstone Faculty of Artwork & Design Diploma Present 2022 show.

Dana Leslie work – Hope is a Type of Planning – was named general winner within the Visible Arts class.

The artworks are an extension of a web site Dana launched final 12 months which invited girls to anonymously submit areas the place they’ve skilled a type of gender-based violence, making a dwelling archive of particular person experiences.

“I used to be actually stunned to listen to I had been named a World Winner,” stated Dana. “It’s a pleasant reminder of how a lot work I put in to my honours venture.

“The UN declares that gender-based violence (GBV) is the ’most widespread, devastating and chronic human rights violations in our world immediately’ and it’s generally agreed that the simplest types of prevention for GBV is educating society and elevating consciousness.

“Contemplating how we will nurture compassion by way of artwork, my work intertwines the non-public and the impersonal, calling for a greater, extra knowledgeable society past inequality and patriarchal energy.

“Having this work recognised as being vital in its discipline encourages me to maintain utilizing the humanities’ totally different mediums and platforms to disclose present inequalities and attempt for social and political change.”

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Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of DJCAD, added: “Dana was an distinctive pupil, whose closing diploma present addressed essential points in an eloquent and highly effective method.

“We stay up for seeing how Dana’s skilled journey develops as she realises her ambitions to create artwork that has the capability to impress compassion, doc the ignored, and to have large social affect.”

Annually 1000’s of scholars from world wide submit their undergraduate tasks to the World Undergraduate Awards and submissions are reviewed by lots of of judges.

A additional three Dundee representatives had been recognised on this 12 months’s awards.

Graduate Nicole Coutinho and present pupil Astriti Vatwani had been named European Regional Winners in Psychology and Medical Sciences, respectively, whereas graduate Dana Cheung was Extremely Counseled within the Life Sciences class.