The experience of being an artist in Dundee must be quite different from that of an artist in Dubai. Not so, according to Emirati printmaker Salama Nasib. 

She took part in a new artist in residency exchange at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) over the summer, which was run in partnership with Tashkeel Studios, Dubai and supported by the British Council. 

During her time in the city Salama focused on creating new work in DCA’s Print Studio and working with DCA’s Learning team on community engagement activities. 

We saw a great opportunity to hear from Salama about her experience, so we teamed up with the comms team at DCA to record a film with her. It offers a fascinating insight on the ideas behind her work and the things that artists from Dubai and Dundee have in common. 

You can find out more about Salama's practice and her time in Dundee in this Q&A on the DCA website

And watch this space to hear from Sarah Burt, the Dundee artist who will be heading to Dubai soon to take part in the other half of the artist in residency.

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