University of Dundee | Dundee DD1 5EH
Phone: 01382 381023

LifeSpace Science, Art and Research Gallery is located on the far side of the Life Sciences building at the University of Dundee. It is an exhibition space that encourages creative collaboration and interdisciplinary working between Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design and researchers from the School of Life Sciences.

The LifeSpace building is an annexed part of the School of Life Sciences faculty. The exhibition space is located on the ground floor of the building, which houses laboratories, offices and meeting rooms. Designed by BMJ Architects, the building is designed to reflect the collaborative nature of the work and cutting edge research that takes place inside. The building is clad in large monolithic structures known as Scales of Life, which depict the four stages of life from a molecular level to the more complex organellar, cellular and tissue structures.

Artist and Professor of Fine Art and Print Making, Elaine Shemilt created Scales of Life as a functioning testament to the collaborative way of working between the artists and scientists at LifeSpace. This is part of a long-term plan to create interdisciplinary partnerships between schools at the University, to enhance teaching and to generate new and exciting research based on creative solutions to scientific problems.

The LifeSpace exhibition presents these findings in a manner that is thought-provoking and accessible to all audiences made up of the general public, staff and students at the University. As well as commissioning new artworks, the exhibition space also creates curatorial opportunities for schools to share knowledge and materials across all disciplines. Putting on three exhibitions a year, LifeSpace is able to draw from the University’s own resources including museum services and the University of Dundee’s extensive archives.

The gallery is open from 11-5 on Saturdays and during the week by appointment only.


University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 5EH


Opening Hours:
Sat: 11:00 - 17:00

Phone: 01382 381023