At Home, He's a Tourist

by d-mcleish in Dundee, City of Dundee, Scotland

At Home, He's a Tourist

I am raising funds for tuition fees and the construction of my degree show.

by d-mcleish in Dundee, City of Dundee, Scotland

We did it
On 23rd February 2018 we successfully raised £615 with 20 supporters in 28 days

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.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Digital Updates

Access to digital updates and sketchbooks via online blog and other digital platforms on the progress and the process of building the degree show, and access to any of the sound, video, still image and other digital content.

£4 or more

Dundee Badge, Keyring or Postcard

You will receive a digitally printed button badge, keyring or 6x4 postcard celebrating Dundee with imagery/branding from the work I create, as well as a note of personal thanks. If opting for a postcard, you can choose to have this blank for your own message, or alternatively have it pre-filled with a note of thanks from me or some anecdotal writings of whatever I'm up to on the day, or a personal memory from Dundee.

£8 or more

Dundee Badge, Keyring and Postcard

You will receive a digitally printed button badge, keyring and 6x4 postcard celebrating Dundee with imagery/branding from the work I create, as well as a note of personal thanks. If opting for a postcard, you can choose to have this blank for your own message, or alternatively have it pre-filled with a note of thanks from me or some anecdotal writings of whatever I'm up to on the day, or a personal memory from Dundee.

£15 or more

Dundee Tote Bag

You will receive a screen-printed souvenir tote-bag celebrating Dundee, with imagery/branding from the work I create, as well as a note of personal thanks. Due to the nature of the process, and the 'souvenir tat' aesthetic, these will all be slightly unique and printed onto an off-white tote bag.

£20 or more

Dundee Screen-print

You will receive a screen-print celebrating Dundee, with imagery/branding from the work I create, as well as a note of personal thanks. Due to the nature of the process, and the 'souvenir tat' aesthetic, these will all be slightly unique and printed onto good quality light-coloured A3 paper.

£25 or more

Dundee Screen-printed T-Shirt

You will receive a screen-printed souvenir T-shirt celebrating Dundee, with imagery/branding from the work I create, as well as a note of personal thanks. Due to the nature of the process, and the 'souvenir tat' aesthetic, these will all be slightly unique and printed onto your choice of either a plain white or marled grey T-shirt.

£50 or more

The Full Dundonian Breakfast

You will receive all the previous rewards, including all variants of the badges, keyrings and postcards, the screen print, and a screen printed T-Shirt (in white or marled-grey) and tote bag.

£65 or more

The Full Dundonian Breakfast (w/ added breakfast)

You will receive all the previous rewards, including all variants of the badges, keyrings and postcards, the screen print, and a screen printed T-Shirt (in white or marled-grey) and tote bag. We'll also go for breakfast, ok? My treat.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

The Full Dundonian Breakfast (w/ eternal thanks)

You will receive all the previous rewards, including all variants of the badges, keyrings and postcards, the screen print, and a screen printed T-Shirt, tote bag and breakfast. You will also receive my eternal thanks, literally. I will send you a personal message (text, email, whatever) a week for the rest of my life thanking you again, and letting you know what I'm up to, invites to anything I might be involved in if you can be bathered.

£1,100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hynd Amusements

You will receive all the previous rewards, including all variants of the badges, keyrings and postcards, the screen print, and a screen printed T-Shirt (in white or marled-grey) and tote bag, we'll go for breakfast, my treat, you'll get my eternal thanks, and you'll also get a full-sized, fully-functioning, hand-built arcade cabinet. Collection to be arranged by the donor.


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