NuArt Aberdeen — Street Artists bring a splash of colour to The Granite City

Following the success of their Stavanger editions, the team behind the internationally renowned Nuart Festival (Previously on Hookedblog) have invited 11 international street artists to bring a splash of colour to The Granite City over the Bank Holiday Easter weekend for their first UK edition, NuArt Aberdeen.

The UK edition has been developed in collaboration with both Aberdeen Inspired and the Aberdeen City Council, with the festival aiming to provide a platform for local, national, and international artists to showcase their works across the city.

NuArt Aberdeen — Street Artists bring a splash of colour to The Granite City

NuArt Aberdeen — Street Artists bring a splash of colour to The Granite City. Artist Isaac Cordal

One of artist Isaac Cordal's miniature street sculptures in Stavanger, Norway. The artist will be installing a similar series of small works on walls and buildings in Aberdeen so be sure to be on the lookout for them!

NuArt Aberdeen

The festival officially kicks off on Friday 14th April running over the weekend until Sunday 16th April. Alongside the artists creating murals and interventions across the cities walls, NuArt Aberdeen will be supplemented by an extensive program of talks, presentations, film screenings of classics such as the Beautiful Losers film and the UK Premiere of the Saving Banksy film, there will also be street art walking tours and workshops over the three days.

The dedicated NuArt Aberdeen website has the entire program online of all the events taking place over the weekend and with something for the entire family and many of the events free the festival is a must if you are in or around the city over Easter Weekend.

Artists taking part in NuArt Aberdeen include

Isaac Cordal (ES)(Previously on Hookedblog), Fintan Magee (AU)(Previously on Hookedblog), Jaune (BE)(Previously on Hookedblog), Outings Project (FR), Robert Montgomery (UK), Herakut (DE),  Add Fuel (PT), Nipper (NO), M-city (PL), Alice Pasquini (IT)(Previously on Hookedblog), , and Martin Whatson (NO).

NuArt Aberdeen — Street Artists bring a splash of colour to The Granite City. Artist Jaune

One of the Belgian stencil artists Jaune's work in Stavanger from the 2016 edition of the NuArt Festival. Jaune will be redecorating the streets over the duration of the festival and will be staging a special Easter Sunday Hunt – Street Art edition on Sunday 16th April. 

Find six hidden artworks by following some provided ‘hints’ for a chance to win a special Easter Sunday prize! Details of the Easter Hunt can be found in the NuArt Aberdeen program online.


Italian street artist Alice Pasquini will be painting a large-scale mural as well as installing a series of smaller colourful stencil works across Aberdeen for visitors to discover as they make their way around the city.

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Hookedblog will be in Aberdeen, Scotland over the next few days and will be bringing you coverage from NuArt Aberdeen across our social channels so be sure to join us on Hookedblog Twitter or follow our daily adventures via our Hookedblog #InstagramStories on Instagram.  We will also be sharing stories and images on the blog from our adventures for those of you not using Instagram, so stay tuned.

We are pretty excited about this trip to Scotland, we are slightly embarrassed to say that this will be our very first visit, but with NuArt in town we know we will have an awesome time!!


The work of Herakut pictured above in Stavanger, from an earlier edition of the NuArt Festival, we are looking forward to seeing again at work in Aberdeen.

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Related Street Art Stories:

Stavanger, Norway: A Street Art Hot Spot.
Norway's NuArt Festival And Why You Should Be Going.

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