This set of four posters “dragon hunting – dundee“ document and illustrate a walk undertaken in dundee on the 16th of June 2009. The walk was part of a larger project exploring the dundee landscape. Thanks to the support of the Martin Jones Award which made this study possible.
It was concerned with exploring the entanglement with myth in the landscape. It traced out the route of a battle with the dundee dragon as described in the rhyme:
‘tempit at pitempton,
draigled at baldragon
stricken at strathmartin
and kill’d at martins stone’
The story goes that the dragon after slaying nine maiden sisters was killed by a local hero called martin.