The DCA’S 20th birthday weekend – SeeDundee’s best bits

You may have heard by now that SeeDundee live covered #DCA20 last Saturday.

And for those of you who don’t know what #DCA20 is (which rock have you been living under?!) click here to find out more.

The weekend was an exceptional celebration, with workshops, exhibits, and interactive displays round every corner.

Here’s SeeDundee’s best bits.

State of Print

The State of Print exhibition, which consisted of a makeshift nation (with passport control, currency, and shopping facilities) made entirely from cardboard and prints, was mind-blowing, transporting visitors into a unique, mini world of artistic innovation.

The Projector Tour

Visitors experienced a behind-the-scenes tour of the DCA’s outstanding projector room, exploring the intricate sounds and designs of the arts centre’s hidden, old-fashioned film equipment.

Ian Banks, Chief Projectionist of the cinema, gave a detailed explanation of how the room magically brings film to life.

The Animation Station: Move it

The Animation Station, inspired by the one-of-a-kind film work of Norman McLaren, invited guests to work with an imaginative app designed specifically for the event, and create their own personalised, animated scene.

Plus, we got to learn the ins and outs of old fashioned film from DCA experts themselves.

The Workshops

From badge making, to jelly printing, to screen printing onto paper and canvas bags, to getting messy and adding your design to the DCA’s free-for-all wall, there was something creative to do for folks of all interests and ages.

What does the DCA mean to you?

SeeDundee enjoyed asking DCA staff members a bit about what the DCA means to them.

We received some lovely responses. Here’s a few.

Happy visitors

Lastly, it was amazing to see so many happy visitors sharing their love for such an important cultural landmark in our wee city.

We had an incredible time this weekend, we hope you did too!

And if you didn’t make the events, our live feed is still available to check out here, so you can relive the celebrations.

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Claire Merten