NuArt Festival 2017 Aberdeen – Scotland Recap

Brought to you by the team behind Stavanger’s internationally renowned Nuart Festival, Nuart Aberdeen will see 11 international street artists descend on The Granite City this April. Developed in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council, Nuart Aberdeen will provide a platform for local, national and international artists to showcase their work through a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions. The festival takes place from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 April (Easter Weekend) and will be supplemented by a program of talks, presentations, film screenings, walking tours and workshops over three days. Leading the line-up is Scottish-born artist and Venice Biennale participant Robert Montgomery, who just this week was quoted at the prestigious BAFTA Awards ceremony by UK national treasure Stephen Fry.

“It´s been ten years since we first worked with Martyn Reed and the wonderful Nuart crew, and we returned to Stavanger a second time for Nuart 2011, which was another great experience. When we learned that the festival was moving abroad to Aberdeen, we knew we had to be involved for two reasons: the special way that Nuart is run and then of course, Aberdeen! We have never been ourselves but from what we’ve heard it sounds like we´ll love it. We better make sure to leave something nice on the awesome wall the Aberdeen team has found for us. Lots of pressure on us now!”Jasmin Siddiqui and Falk Lehmann (Herakut)

„Because You Are That Light“ by HERAKUT

In Aberdeen’s year of ‘History, Heritage and Archaeology’, Nuart Aberdeen seeks to reveal how Street Art can create an environment for a more imaginative use of public space, something Nuart has been dedicated to realising since its inception in 2001. NuArt Festival 2017 Aberdeen Scotland Recap

Images by Brian Tallman & Calum Lasham

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