Talented street artists from around the world will bring a splash of colour to Aberdeen this spring for the debut of the Nuart Festival in Aberdeen.
Artists from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Portugal and the UK have been announced to complete the line-up for the street art extravaganza, which will be held in the Granite City from Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 16.
Renowned street artists Fintan Magee, Nipper, Add Fuel, M-City, Alice Pasquini, Jaune, Isaac Cordal and Martin Whatson complete an impressive roster of talent after Herakut, Julien de Casabianca and Robert Montgomery were announced by festival organisers last month.
Coming to the UK for the first time, the Nuart Festival provides a platform for national and international artists to showcase their work through a series of murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions.
There will also be an extensive programme of activity including talks, presentations, film screenings, workshops and a few surprises over the course of the Easter weekend.
As part of Nuart, the festival artists will also work alongside local artists to create a lasting impression in the city centre by brightening up neglected spaces with their work.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We’re very proud to have secured an impressive and talented line-up of street artists for the Nuart Festival, and look forward to welcoming them from across the globe.
“The festival is held in Stavanger each year and the organisers were keen to work with us to bring it to the UK for the very first time so it’s a huge coup for it to be held in Aberdeen.
“It is an ambitious project which will give residents in the north-east and beyond the opportunity to engage with all of the work that will be done over the Easter weekend. Everyone involved in bringing the festival to Aberdeen have been working hard to make it a success and we’re looking forward to seeing colourful works of art pop up on walls across the city centre.”
See below for the promotional video:
More information can be found on the Aberdeen Inspired website.