Hello, I'm David McLeish. I am currently in my 4th year at DJCAD, working towards my degree show. Unfortunately, having taken a few years out of education due to health issues, I now find myself back with no source of funding and a looming tuition fees bill. I have pursued all the options available to me, and somewhat reluctantly I have decided to create this crowd funder, as delaying my studying any further is not an option to me.
I have worked multiple jobs simultaneously throughout all my previous years at university in order to fund being there, so please rest assured this is not borne of a sense of entitlement, nor do I have a hard neck, and is simply a case of needs must. In the face of all this, I have managed to achieve good grades and create, what I'm told at least, were successful works.
I am working towards the creation of my degree show, which is all about celebrating Dundee and its place in the world, the changes within it over the years, and my personal relationship with it as a native Dundonian, as well as hopefully dismantling notions of artistic elitism and championing art for all over art for other artists. This is to manifest itself as a reimagining of Dundee as a package holiday destination, on the Costa Del Wherever; it is the sunniest city in Scotland after all. The installation will feature arcade machines, souvenirs, prints, (very) light entertainment and potentially anything else I can get in there; mini golf, bowling, I'm not entirely sure yet.