'RSA New Contemporaries 2019' by Elizabeth Day

The ‘RSA New Contemporaries 2019’ is now open, running at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh until April 3rd.

The ‘RSA New Contemporaries 2019’ is now open, running at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh until April 3rd.

The RSA NEW CONTEMPORARIES, supported by Walter Scott & Partners Limited, represents the RSA’s commitment to promoting contemporary art in Scotland. Now in its eleventh year, this carefully curated exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see some of Scotland’s finest emerging talent under one roof. Showcasing 63 graduates selected from the 2018 degree shows, this exhibition will feature a wonderful array of painting, sculpture, film-making, photography, printmaking, installation and architecture.

You can check out a copy of my artist statement for this event, as well as some images of my work in situ by clicking through the slideshow below;

Elizabeth Ann Day’s practice has been primarily led by intense research into collecting, and its relationship to mass production and consumerism. The fad known as ‘instant collectibles’ (coined by American business professor Russell W. Belk) has led much of this research.

In ‘Indulge your taste for fine art’, Day strips back six examples of ‘instant collectibles’, choosing to cast them in plain white plaster. Featuring all the traits of a cheap commercial, two film works accompany the casts displaying a toll-free number that the public is actively encouraged to call.

Day graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. The artist has gone on to receive a place on the University of Dundee’s 2018-19 Graduate Residency programme.

You can also check out my RSA:NC highlights via my instagram and below;

swing it, shake it, move it, make it (who do u think u r?) by Elizabeth Day

NOVEMBER 16TH-19TH 2018 @ GENERATORprojects


An exhibition comprised of work created in response to the question; "who do u think u r?". 
All contributing artists are recent Fine Art graduates from DJCAD, currently dealing with the post-degree-show identity crisis and trying to make their first steps in the art world and their adult lives. 

This exhibition looked at this crisis as an opportunity for humour and self-reflection through an inherently millennial absurdist lens. Drawing inspiration from social media, pop culture and elements of fantasy and surrealism, these artists challenge the notion of identity by reimagining themselves in a variety of different forms, spanning a wide range of media including video, performance, collage, sculpture and installation.


SAVE THE GRADUATE by Elizabeth Day

SAVE THE GRADUATE | 11 - 25 July 2018


An exhibit of Duncan of Jordanstone's 2018 Fine Art class at Dundee's up and coming gallery space, Dock Street Studios. Each artist has been specifically chosen due to their exceptionally high standard of work.

EXHIBIT CONTINUES DAILY 10 - 5PM (July 12th - 25th)



An alternative to the white cube gallery, Dock Street Studios is an up and coming arts space showcasing brand new Dundee talent.

Organised and curated by Dock Street Studios owner, Sara Campbell.

DEGREE SHOW 2018 by Elizabeth Day


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The Student Curatorial team of Dundee University is pleased to present the opening of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Zine Library.

Zines are a prominent part of the practices of students and staff across the art school, yet often go unnoticed. The DJCAD Zine Library aims to bring light to zine making at DJCAD, and provide a space dedicated to zines which can be used to browse and inspire ideas.  

The Artists Book Collection as part of the Visual Research Centre at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is an established collection of artist made books stored and categorised in drawers. The DJCAD Zine Library is a similar form, with a focus on student made zines. The aim is to build a collection as varied and vast as the Artist Book Collection, and for it to become a permanent, ever-growing archive of student work in the art school.  

This first exhibition of The Zine Library is to highlight the practice of zine making within the art school, and so features all zines submitted. Following this, future Zine Library exhibitions will be held once a semester, featuring zines that are curated to work within a theme or idea. Once we have a growing collection of zines in the library, smaller projects and workshops will be held that are related to these.  

The Zine Library is currently undergoing consideration by the DJCAD library as whether to make it a permanent feature and, if accepted, will function as a reference only section of the library. Much like other features of the library the Zine Library will be a valuable resource held within the art school that can be used by staff and students to engage with zines who are unfamiliar with zine making as well as those to whom zine making is an integral part of their practice. Whilst this is under discussion, the Cooper Gallery office will be the temporary home for the Zine Library. This will work on an appointment basis by email for the remainder of this semester; by the start of the new semester the Zine Library will have permanent holdings.

Founded by Kirsty Reid, Jek McAllister and Elizabeth Ann Day. 

April 13th 2018

EPHEMERA by Elizabeth Day

A level 4 Fine Art Exhibition, held at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. 

Featuring the work of Rachel McCreadieHeather McNabMhairi CormackAngela Van Geete and Elizabeth Ann Day as they prepare for their Degree Show. 

February 8th 2018. 


Featured as part of the carousel below are images of my own practice as featured in the exhibition. 

These works focussed on print making. Pieces of advertisements are isolated, taking them out of their usual environment. The language appears more intense, and harassing. The repeating of these sections emphasises this language. Arranged in 2 semi-circles around a central framed image, the works appear to be rippling out from the centre, duplicating and multiplying as they go.