FADD 2021



The FADD 2021 Online Exhibition is here! We’re pleased to share that so many people made an effort to make a little or a lot of time for FUN this year! This was over a long, cold January as usual, but this year we had the added strains of lockdown on top. It’s been a strange and trying year for everyone, and the FADD Team found that our days were truly brightened with the shares, comments, and interactions of Fun A Day projects each day throughout the month. Thank you for sharing your joyful moments, creative projects, and thought processes with us.

Fun A Day Dundee encourages a whole variety of people (with varying ages, skills, interests, backgrounds, occupations) to make time for fun each January. It’s free and anyone can take part. You aim to have fun throughout the month by picking and working on a specific project you want to accomplish, or a skill you’d like to develop, or perhaps you’d like to try a bunch of activities because that’s fun for you. Whatever you do, many participants document and share their progress online where they can connect with FADD and the community of people taking part. Once the month is over, we showcase all these creative projects to the public as a fun filled exhibition. Check out previous exhibition albums on our Facebook page.

The exhibition is casual, fun, and silly! It is a chance for many people to exhibit for the first time, and is a safe environment with art and projects falling under different categories. Our last showcase as well as this years is all online! We decided to involve participants in posts, blogs, designs, activities, and giveaways in order to make the weekend special. We have a whole schedule of this content which you can follow below:

A big thank you again to the wonderful Jilly, our Design Specialist for creating this year’s poster and schedule. (As well as all the other beautiful designs this year!)

You can access this content as it is released on either Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. We’re posting the same content across 3 platforms, so there’s no need to jump around in order to find something specific.

The main part of our online exhibition is our online portfolio/showcase of participant projects. Browse through 81/100+ projects HERE! It’s a web page where you can browse participants/projects by clicking on the icons.

We have 3 live events as part of our online exhibition. These, as well as content as seen in our schedule is all provided by participants with the support of FADD & The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Links to tickets can be found below…

1. Haystack Monolith – Opening Night Zoom Performance

2. Victoria Wylie Hale – Art Session (Talk & Demo)

3. WhimSicAL LusH – Art Session (Talk & Demo)

We also have some activities & freebies on offer.
More information about these can be found here & on our social media accounts as they are released (according to the schedule.)

This year there’s also two fantastic designs to promote our official hashtag this year. Thanks to Kim /sonnet.bloom (1st image below) & Kirsty Angove (second below) for both creations. Their designs are similar to the style of their FADD projects this year. Follow our hashtag #FADD2021 for exhibition and project content. Click their names to see more of their work.

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