Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works
West Henderson's Wynd
Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works weaves the tale of jute with the life and work of old Dundee, from the incredible rise of the industry to its subsequent decline. At Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works the rattle and the roar of the orgininal restored machinery transport you back over 100 years to an era when jute was king and Dundee was its realm.
Added to that is a stunning mix of film shows, multimedia technology and hands-on interactives, making a great day out for all the family.
Museum, Industrial heritage site
April-October Mon-Sat 1000-1800 Sun 1100-1800
November-March Weds-Sat 10.30-4.30 Sun 11-4.30
November-March closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Closed 25th and 26th Dec, 1st and 2nd Jan
Discounts: Museums Association
- Museums Association
From Russia with Love : Painting on Jute
Using charcoals, oil paint and paint on Jute, which is a special material for Dina, by painting on Jute Dina is trying to establish her new roots in Scotland.
Since she started painting her favourite subject is life drawing. For Dina, the human body is like an ocean – moving, braving, just fascinating. It does not matter how many times you paint the same model again and again – new day, new light – the painting could become something completely different. She paints people not only because she likes to know more about them, but also because by painting them she is discovering something new about herself.
Born in Russia Dina moved to Scotland 12 years ago. The Scottish land and people not only gave her new home, but also allowed Dina to discover her talent.
- Any age
Unseen Paintings of Dundee : The memories of Vincent Rattray
The paintings show scenes of Dundee and its people in the latter part of the 20th century. Vincent lived much of his adult life in the Perth Road area of the city and, as such, much of the work reflects that. However, there are some references to be found which relate to his childhood growing up in Lochee and Beechwood.
Vincent Rattray was born in Dundee in 1954 and lived most of his life in the city. He studied fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone as a mature student and graduated with first class honours in 1987, receiving the Maclaine Watters prize from the Royal Scottish Academy in the process. Vincent produced a prolific body of work and exhibited alongside artists such as John Byrne, as well as a number of solo exhibitions. Despite receiving critical acclaim, Vincent's reluctance to sell or promote his work meant that his work never reached the wider public audience it deserved. However, since his death in 2000, Vincent's family have organised a number of exhibitions with the aim of reaching new audiences.
- Any age