International street artists to attend Aberdeen festival

Artists from around the world will head to the north-east for a show later this year.

The Nuart Festival will take place from Friday, April 14 to Sunday April 16 in Aberdeen.

Street artists Fintan Magee, Nipper, Add Fuel, M-City, Alice Pasquini, Jaune, Isaac Cordal and Martin Whatson are among those who have signed up to take part.

The eventU, which is coming to the UK for the first time, will allow artists to showcase their work through a series of exhibitions.

There will also be a programme including talks, presentations, film screenings and workshops.

Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said it was a “huge coup” to bring it to the city.

He 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.”

 

Source: The Press and Journal