Post­cards fea­tur­ing Dundee de­lights dot­ted around city

ART: Pic­tures of fa­mous sights left in publicspots­for­folk to find and keep

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS - Paul­ma­lik pa­ma­lik@the­courier.co.uk

“Iwantto cre­ate me­men­tos of Dundee for peo­ple to share, spread the love and make oth­ers smile.

LO­CAL ARTIST LOUISE KIRBY

Post­cards in­spired by the de­lights of Dundee will be launched to­day, with a num­ber hid­den in pub­lic places for peo­ple to take for free.

Lo­cal artist Louise Kirby said she cre­ated her Dundee De­lights se­ries of cards to show off all the good things of which the city can be proud.

Her work will be left at lo­ca­tions through­out to­day for peo­ple to pick up, in the hopes they feel en­cour­aged to use “snail mail” to con­tact loved ones.

Each post­card fea­tures an artis­tic im­pres­sion of fa­mous Dundee sights, in­clud­ing Mag­gie’s Cen­tre, Broughty Ferry Cas­tle, McManus Gal­leries and the Steeple pen­guins.

Louise has used the colour Marrs Green, re­cently named the “world’s favourite colour” and af­ter Dundee wo­man An­nie Marrs, who se­lected the hue for a sur­vey af­ter be­ing re­minded of the River Tay.

Louise will be ac­tively look­ing for peo­ple who find her work to get in touch via so­cial me­dia, us­ing the hash­tag #Dun­deede­lights, to let her know where they have sent their post­cards.

She said: “I want to cre­ate me­men­tos of Dundee for peo­ple to share, spread the love and make oth­ers smile.

“I love snail mail and be­lieve it’s im­por­tant to say ‘hello’ and keep in touch rather than just tex­ting or email­ing. I love get­ting some­thing nice in the post rather than the bills and junk mail.”

As well as be­ing left at spots around Dundee to­day, Louise’s work will go on sale at art shops in­clud­ing Pretty Fly in Broughty Ferry and the DCA shop.

Lewis Smith, re­tail man­ager at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts, said: “Louise has been a DCA Shop stock­ist for a num­ber of years and her beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated cards are al­ways highly sought af­ter by our cus­tomers.

“We’re de­lighted to see the DCA ren­dered in her inim­itable style as part of her new Dundee De­lights col­lec­tion and can’t wait to have th­ese new de­signs on our shelves.”

The post­cards will also be avail­able for sale on Louise’s per­sonal web­site.

You can also email her at hello@ louisekirby.com.

Pic­ture: Kris Miller.

Louise Kirby hopes to spread the joy of Dundee with her spe­cial cards.

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