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Dundee Contemporary Arts

Exhibition Detail
152 Nethergate
Dundee DD1 4DY
United Kingdom

May 4th, 2013 - July 7th, 2013
, Johanna BasfordJohanna Basford
© Courtesy of the artist & Dundee Contemporary Arts
United Kingdom
01382 909 900
Mondays: Closed (except Dundee Public Holidays) Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30 – 17.30 Thursday: Late opening until 20.30 Sunday: 12.00 – 17.30

We invite you to visit the intricate and inky Wonderlands of this exhibition of the work of artist and illustrator Johanna Basford. Tumble down the rabbit hole and explore an immersive forest of huge paper trees, take a stroll down a corridor of cuckoo clocks and meet a family of tattooed mannequins. Then catch an illustrated sailboat and float away into a projected backdrop on this journey into Johanna’s imagination. You will also discover a monochrome menagerie of hand drawn Wonderbeasts, each suggested by one of over 150 co-creators from around the world. 

Johanna Basford graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) in 2005 and lives in Aberdeenshire. Her distinctive illustrative style is widely recognised and can be found on a diverse range of products including wallpaper, beer bottles and even tattoos. In 2010, her work was featured on the cover of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme — reaching an audience of several hundred thousand. During her exhibition, Johanna and DCA will be joining forces to create a publication showcasing the full range of her talents, as well as being a souvenir of her exhibition. Find out more about this book at a special launch event on Sat 15 June.

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