Nuart Aberdeen is the only street art festival in Scotland and one of the UK’s leading festivals of its kind.
Artists from around the globe transform the walls and buildings of Aberdeen city centre with works of art that are free for all to enjoy 365 days a year.
Launched in 2017 this multi-award winning festival provides a platform for local, national and international artists to showcase their work and produce both large and small scale murals, sculptures and interventions with the support of local artists that resonate with the city, its surroundings and its history.
Originating in Norway in 2001, the team behind the annual Stavanger Nuart Festival worked in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council to bring the public art event to Aberdeen.
Since its launch Nuart Aberdeen has brought tens of thousands of people into the city all year round to enjoy the works of art for free. It has been truly transformational for Aberdeen and the city centre is a perfect stage for this now annual festival which has genuinely revolutionised the city centre.
Take the Nuart tour for yourself and explore Aberdeen City Centre.VisitAberdeenshire
“Established in 2017, Nuart Aberdeen is an international public art festival created to present the most interesting and relevant Street Art of its time. It intends to activate, inspire and collaborate with an emergent local scene as well as encourage creative links and exchanges between local businesses, arts organisations, property owners, community centres, education institutions and members of the public across all ages and backgrounds.Nuart Website
Nuart is dedicated to promoting art as part of people’s everyday lives, to bringing art and artists out of studios, basements and institutions and on to the city streets. We aim to stimulate debate by challenging entrenched notions of what public art is, what it can be and who it is for.
The festival provides public platforms for national and international artists to showcase their work through a series of carefully curated site-specific murals, installations, urban interventions and temporary exhibitions. The artists who attend the festival are among the most acclaimed and progressive street and urban art practitioners in the world.
The production of the public artworks is supplemented by Nuart Plus, an international program of academic talks, artist presentations, film screenings, walking tours, public workshops and fringe events that take place across multiple sites during the opening weekend.”
Local Hero is a 1983 Scottish comedy-drama film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Peter Capaldi, Fulton Mackay and Burt Lancaster. Produced by David Puttnam, the film is about an American oil company representative who is sent to the fictional village of Ferness, to purchase the town and surrounding property for his company. Most of the Ferness village scenes was filmed at Pennan, 40 miles north of Aberdeen, while the beach scenes at Morar and Arisaig on the West Coast.
For his work on the film, Forsyth won the 1984 BAFTA Award for Best Direction.Local Hero Wikipedia Page
Forget about Brigadoon and Whisky Galore, forget about Trainspotting (and certainly forget about Braveheart!), this is indisputably the best Scottish film ever made. Starring Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Wedge Antilles, the Twelfth Doctor and just about every Scottish actor alive in the 1980s, the film is just fantastic.
It has also got an incredible film score written by Mark Knopfler.
The following article is an excellent guide to the the sights and tourist experiences of Aberdeen, and is useful for first time visitors (and returners). The Scotland Traveloholic website, which has many great articles, can be found here.
“Scotland is undoubtedly a country full of beautiful cities, interesting architecture, stunning nature and fantastic people. Each of Scotland’s cities has something beautiful, and I believe that it’s worth writing about them and getting the wider public familiar with these wonderful places. After my recent visit to Aberdeen, I decided to finally make a comprehensive guide to Aberdeen to inspire others to discover it’s unique beauty and charm.”Please read more of this useful and informative guide to visiting Aberdeen by clicking on this link