The six successful artists in Dundee City Council’s Dundee Windows project have been revealed.
Tracey Stewart, Suzanne Scott from Whimsical Lush, Sarah Chacko, Agency of None, Pamela Scott and Macario De Los Rios will be creating artworks in vacant windows in the city centre.
The artworks include a celebration of nine maidens and the dragon, an augmented reality pattern, a sound activated display and city scapes.
Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “Congratulations to the artists who have been chosen to help brighten up some of the city centre’s empty properties.
“The project forms part of our recovery plan and will create bold and colourful designs that celebrate local people and places.
“Our call for entries attracted 89 applications, all of the highest quality making choosing who would be successful a very difficult task, and I am looking forward to seeing what this group of talented artists come up with.”
The windows project is one of a number of schemes to brighten up the city’s main shopping streets and supporting the city’s recovery with posters, window displays, street painting and shop trails.
Dundee City Council has joined forces with retailers and artists on a number of initiatives and in the coming weeks as well as Dundee Windows, Castle Street will be temporarily transformed by a colourful design painted onto the cobbles, leading people up a playful route from Shore Terrace to the High Street.
The artworks will be revealed in early September with social media updates on #DundeeWindows.
Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.