DCA welcomes new trustees


23 February 2018

We're pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Trustees. 

Doug Forbes MEng (Hons) PhD CEng MICE
Doug Forbes is a chartered civil engineer who is currently a director of a University of Dundee spin out company, WLC Ltd. The company offers strategic consultancy and research services to the construction industry. He is passionate about making the construction industry better and more efficient and attractive place to work. Doug has been engaged in a number of charitable organisations as a volunteer including the Institution of Civil Engineers where he was the Scottish Honorary Secretary from 2011-2014 and the Steeple Church Dundee, where he was heavily involved with a major internal refurbishment of more than £1m.

Ilana Halperin
Ilana Halperin is an artist, originally from New York, and currently based in Glasgow. Ilana’s work explores the relationship between geology and daily life. Her approach combines fieldwork in diverse locations: Hawaii, Iceland, France, Japan and in museums, archives and laboratories with an active studio-based practice. Her work has featured in solo exhibitions worldwide including National Museum of Scotland, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité and Artists Space in New York. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Inaugural Artist Fellowship at National Museums Scotland. She was Artist-Curator of geology for Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, in the birthplace of Charles Darwin. The Library of Earth Anatomy, a permanent commission at The Exploratorium in San Francisco recently opened. Schering Stiftung, Berlin have published a monograph of her work entitled New Landmass. Ilana shares her birthday with the Eldfell volcano in Iceland.

Toby Paterson
Toby Paterson is a visual artist based in Glasgow. The forms and ideas inherent in architecture inspire Paterson’s work and his engagement with perpetually changing urban contexts has informed his responses the spaces we inhabit. Paterson’s installations of painting and sculpture in galleries, museums and public space allude to existing sites, aestheticised approaches to the construction of architectural space and the social and political motivations responsible for creating the built environment.  

His work frequently moves outside the gallery in the form of both temporary and permanent commissions in public settings. This impetus to re–situate ideas that have their origin in the built environment outside the more rarefied confines of the contemporary art sphere emphasises for Paterson a desire to make palpable an engagement with the everyday and with the underlying aesthetics that form that experience. This approach has increasingly lead him to develop innovative forms of collaboration with architects and designers towards the mutual goal of adding value and nuance to the process of forming the spaces we occupy. 

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