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.
We are deeply proud of the artists emerging from our city and we hope that these exhibitions inspire the next generation of DJCAD graduates. Wonderlands is Johannas first solo exhibition in a public gallery and we are delighted to be able to share the work of such an innovative artist with our audience.
Susan Mansfield wrote a lovely article about the show just before it officially opened, you can read it here.
Dundee University Review of the Arts also kindly provided a review of the exhibition, available here.