April 20, 2019
The Street Art of the 2019 Aberdeen Nuart Festival

The Street Art of the 2019 Aberdeen Nuart Festival

Returning for its third year, the Nuart festival has once more brought some of the World’s best street artists to the city. Thirteen artists in total have been adding their mark over the Easter weekend. Adding to the 11 who took part in 2018 and the 9 who participated in 2017’s inaugural edition. This years artists who you can read more about here are known across the World. Incorporating large scale figurative muralists, graffiti artists, stencil artists and artists which work actually within the fabric of the street. It’s an eclectic mix as ever for the festival which this year had the theme of storytelling. Each of the artists choosing to interpret that particular theme in their own way. Helen Bur painted a number of murals for the 2019 Nuart Festival Julio Anaya Cabanding created a number of pieces in hard to reach spots around the city Subscribe to the […]
April 22, 2019
Jan Vormann brings his Dispatchwork project to Aberdeen and fills the walls with Lego

Jan Vormann brings his Dispatchwork project to Aberdeen and fills the walls with Lego

High up on a cherry picker and Jan Vormann is patching up an old wall. Part of the Aberdeen Nuart festival, he’s attracted quite a crowd of people looking curiously upwards. Lego, his material of choice. The popular plastic brick is now covering over patches in one of the cities oldest walls. Part of Jan’s Dispatchwork project. Each piece is carefully chosen and then put together in situ. The Lego pieces themselves having been donated by local people after a call out for bricks before the festival. The resulting patches remain fixed in place. Blended against the edges of the old stonework. They are secured not by cement or glue but by pressure and by becoming entwined with the wall. Architecture and Art Jan’s work is as much about architecture as it is about art. The two for him seem indelibly linked. His patchwork pieces of Lego simply wouldn’t work […]