Ours: An Exhibition by Capture Collective

 Situated in University Hall’s Old Wing Dining room, Capture Collective’s debut exhibition, Ours, brought together selected artworks from the hall’s collection. Since the hall opened to students in 1896, a wide-ranging collection has been built up from the gifts of friends and alumni, as well as from the Beverage Bequest, a memorial fund left to the hall in 1962 by one of its earliest women graduates. Under the direction of former warden, Lorna Walker, the fund was, and still is, used for the purchase of artworks every few years.

The Journey As A Sex Slave

This past weekend, St Andrews Against Slavery transformed our Barron theatre into an exhibition, exposing the horrific reality of the sex slave trade. Held on the UK’s Anti-Slavery day, this installation featured student art as well as audio-visual installations. Additionally, it promised to play on the senses, and I feel that not only did they achieve this brilliantly but these various touches also added immensely to the impact of the exhibition.

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton is the latest photographic show to arrive from the archives of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum to Dundee, in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. As one of the most famous fashion photographers of the twentieth century, Beaton’s work shows the Queen as princess, queen and mother.