NuArt Aberdeen Festival Returns to The Grainte City*

Street Artist AddFuels Mural in Aberdeen, Scotland painted as part of NuArt Abderdeen 2017
The eyes of the global street art community will shift their focus to Aberdeen, Scotland this weekend as 12 international, national and local street artist invited as part of the NuArt Aberdeen Street Art Festival unveil their latest works across the streets of the Granite City.

Following the overwhelming success of NuArt Aberdeen in 2017 the award winning four day street art festival returns once again, taking place between the 12th and 15th April 2018.

Alongside the new murals and site specific installations that have already started going up on walls across the city, the festival will be supplemented by a jam pack program of street art related events right across the four days.

From a series of artist talks, panel debates, film screening, presentations, Riso printing workshops, walking tours and the Chalk Don’t Chalk kids event there is something for everyone and you will find that many of these events are free to attend.





The dedicated NuArt Aberdeen website features the entire festival program of all the events taking place. Some festival hightights we are looking forward to during our visit include the UK film premiere of Shadowman on Friday 13th at the Belmont Filmhouse and the Obey Giant: The Art and Dissent of Shepard Fairey screening on Saturday 14th also at the Belmont Filmhouse.

The festival officially kicks of on Thursday evening with 'Inky Protest', a collaborative exhibition of printed work between Nuart Gallery and Peacock Visual Arts. For house music lovers, celebrate the opening of Nuart Aberdeen 2018 on Saturday at the official launch party with Chicago House legend Robert Owens who will be flying into Aberdeen to play a very special live vocal and DJ set at The Tunnels.



In between the various film screenings, workshops and free events we are hoping to attend some of the talks which will see contributions from artists Ernest Zacharevic, Hyuro, Carrie Reichardt, Ciaran Glöbel and Bordalo II. There will be keynote speeches and sessions hosted by Dr. Susan Hansen (Middlesex University) and Pedro Soares Neves (Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity) with speakers Jacob Kimvall (author of The G-Word),  Cedar Lewisohn (ex-Tate Modern curator), Evan Pricco (Editor, Juxtapoz Magazine), critic and curator Carlo McCormick and Adrian Burnham (Flyingleaps.co.uk).


Artists taking part in NuArt Aberdeen

This years artist line up for NuArt Aberdeen features a selection of international, national and local artist some of whom we have previously featured on the site. The 12 invited artists will create new works adding to those from the first edition the festival. The 2018 selection of artists include:

Bordalo II (PT), Bortusk Leer (UK), Carrie Reichardt (UK), Dr. D (UK), Elki (UK), Ernest Zacharevic (LT), Glöbel Bros. (UK), Hyuro (AR), Milu Correch (AR), Nimi & RH74 (NO), Phlegm (UK) and Snik (UK)
 

UK street artist Bortusk Lear will be unleashing his playful neon monsters on walls across the city. The artist will be hosting a free kids friendly Chalk Don't Chalk Monster workshop on Sunday 15th April from 11:00–15:00 at the Rooftop Garden, St Nicholas Centre.

London street artist Phlegm

London street artist Phlegm has been in Aberdeen all week and we here at Hookedblog have been following the daily NuArt Aberdeen social media updates watching the work in progress images and videos of the artist latest mural which is nearing completion.

Street Artist DR.D Billboard takeover in London


Follow our Aberdeen Adventures 

Hookedblog will be heading to Aberdeen, Scotland  for the next couple of days and we will be bringing you live coverage from our trip to Aberdeen and the NuartAberdeen festival across our social channels so be sure to join us on our Hookedblog Twitter and follow our daily adventures via our Hookedblog #InstagramStories on Instagram.

We will be sharing our photographs on the blog from our trip for those of you not using Instagram or twitter, so stayed tuned for more on that.


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