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25 — 29 May

West Ward Works
Guthrie Street

A five-day celebration of design hosted by the UKs first and only UNESCO City of Design. This year’s theme is Factory Floor.


Factory Floor – An exhibition celebrating makers, materials and machines. Featuring fourteen of the most exciting and experimental designers from Dundee to Detroit.

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A practical work base, maker space and demonstration studio. Drop in and learn to fold, mould, cast and create almost anything.

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Print City

Print Festival Scotland brings you a huge installation of print that will fill the factory floor of West Ward Works to create a dazzling cityscape of pattern and form.

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For the first time, Dundee Design Festival introduces the Designer x Factory residency programme, in partnership with Make Works. Founded in 2014 by Fi Duffy-Scott after travelling over 3,000 miles from Shetland to the Borders to visit and map Scottish manufacturers, Make Works has helped make fabrication in Scotland more accessible for artists, designers and makers.

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Factory Gates

Explore some of Dundee’s iconic factories and workspaces on these exclusive tours led by the people who work there. Tours have limited capacity and booking is essential.

Getting to the Festival by Road

For traffic coming from Edinburgh (M90), Glasgow (A9), follow the M90 to Perth then take the A90 for Dundee, follow signs for city centre and when you reach the railway station take the left turn off then follow the road through 3 sets of traffic lights and left at the next roundabout, when you reach the next roundabout take a right, then take the 1st exit onto Horsewater Wynd. Turn right onto Guthrie St and West Ward Works is on your left.

From Aberdeen follow A90 to Dundee and follow signs for city centre until you reach the roundabout by the railway station then follow above directions.


West Ward Works is approximately three miles from Dundee Airport. Dundee Airport charters flights to and from Dundee between London Stanstead & Jersey airports and is situated only five minutes from Dundee City Centre. Flybe/Loganair operates a twice daily service to London Stansted at convenient times to suit business & leisure travel requirements.

Further information

Dundee is a main line station on the UK east coast line and has direct rail links to London and the continent. London is only six hours away by train and there are regular daily services that go direct to many parts of the country.

West Ward Works is approx 15 mins from the Railway Station.

Further information

West Ward Works
Guthrie Street

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