Art as Commons

The day at a glance – for more information about the events and arts programme see the talks, workshops and arts pages above.

The following events are free – donations welcome.

All events take place at Roseangle Commons unless stated otherwise.

Roseangle Commons can be found at Dundee West Church, Lower Hall, 132 Perth Road, DD1 4JW – enter via Roseangle Arts Cafe.


9.30 – 10.15: Breadmaking with Claire Briegel

Join Claire to make bread for today’s Commons Lunch and to reflect on the day’s theme.

10.30 – 11.45: Roseangle-River Circuit Walk with Tina Scopa

Join Tina for the last of five easy walks exploring a circuit that connects Roseangle Commons, Magdelene Green and the Tay Estuary.

Where: Commencing from, and returning to, Roseangle Commons

12.30 – 12.50: Back Stories Songbook – Emil Thompson

Acoustic performance of local headlines from the Dundee Courier reimagined as song.

13.00 – 14.00: Art as Commons – a talk by Gesa Helms and Leigh French

Join Gesa and Leigh, members of Variant Editorial Group, for a talk about their recent study on culture, communication and democracy in Scotland.

(Note: lunch is available at Roseangle Cafe or by donation at the Roseangle Commons Hub from 12.30.)

14.30 – 17.30: Divergence and Antagonism: cultural policy and practice as enclosure? – a workshop with Gesa Helms and Leigh French

An invitation to cultural practitioners, artist-run and self-organised groups, co-operative and collaborative practices, to participate in a dialogical workshop to explore experiences and concerns over discursive practices and organisational stance in the arts in Scotland, and how these relate to self-organised and co-operative practices.

14.30 – 17.30: Design in Common Action with Jonathan Baxter et al

The last of three co-design workshops offering participants the opportunity to engage in the planning of the Waterfront Development. (Places limited. Booking essential. Contact jb4change[at]

Where: Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, DD1 4XA

19.30 – 22.30: Singing the Commons with Joanna Foster et al

Join Dundee and Fife-based musicians for an evening of DIY musical exchange.










































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