Earlier this year I spent some time painting a penguin for Maggie's penguin Parade here in Dundee. The penguin parade is a free and accessible public art and cultural event that see's 'a colony of colourful giant penguins invade the city of Dundee during 2018'. The trail went live on 29th June and will be live all summer culminating in a grand farewell event in Slessor Gardens on 22 and 23 September before a spectacular auction on 24 September 2018. The project will raise funds for Maggie's Dundee, a charity which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends.
My penguin, entitled Journalism, can be found outside the McManus Galleries, opposite the DC Thomson building. My design draws inspiration from Dundee's famous history in publishing. To illustrate this, the design features a depiction of the DC Thomson building on the front, the cover of the first issue of the Dandy on the back, and scenes from the printing industry on either side.