We are honoured to host this exhibition on the mezzanine floor to mark Joe’s 80th year. The exhibition shows the full variety of his work with scenes of Dundee, Edinburgh, New York, Madrid, Paris and more as well as still life studies. He joined the part time teaching staff at the Art College in Dundee in 1972 and retired in 2007 which means he has taught generations of Dundee artists.
Joe was born in Dundee in 1940. He left school at 15 and worked at a variety of jobs for 5 years. At 20 he started at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art where he was fortunate to have the gifted artists Alberto Morocco and James McIntosh Patrick as his tutors. He was the top student in his year, graduating in 1964. From 1969-1989 he was curator of the Orchar Art Gallery, Broughty Ferry.
On the ground floor we welcome a group of new and recent artists to exhibit in the gallery: Nicole Stevenson, Helen Michie, Sheena Graham-George, Gillian Westland and Kim Dewsbury as well as a couple of new arrivals from Catriona Millar and our usual ranges of glass, ceramics and jewellery.