As we mentioned back in July, sculptor Trevor Gordon was working an exhibition of his sculptures inspired by DC Thomson’s Starblazer comic. This exhibition will now take place at Dundee’s Mills Observatory beginning with a preview on the evening of Wednesday 9 September after which the exhibition will be open to the public each day (except Mondays in September) from Thursday 10 September until Monday 30 November. In addition to Trevor’s original sculptural pieces, the exhibition will include original Starblazer artwork from DC Thomson’s archive. Admission is free.
Anyone unfamiliar with DC Thomson’s science fiction digest should read the overview of the title written by its editor, Bill McLoughlin, on the downthetubes main site.
As the Mills Observatory remains a working observatory, its opening hours change and expand as the evenings draw in and so it is best to check with their website as the exact opening hours on any given day.
With a 2009 calendar on the wall, an impressive role playing game book and now two exhibitions, how much longer will it be until a publisher decides that reprinting some of the actual Starblazer stories would be a good thing?
There are more details of the exhibition and its opening times at the Mills Observatory’s website.