April 5, 2019

Cool things to do in Aberdeen during the 2019 Nuart Festival

Now in it’s third year the Nuart Festival is returning to Aberdeen. Featuring some of the World’s best street artists. It’s also known for its talks, debates, films and lectures. Taking place at the Belmont Filmhouse and at spots around the town. The Nuart Plus programme is what really sets the whole show apart. Not just the paintings on the street. It’s as much about being able to explore the whole street art phenomenon. Writers, curators, film makers and researchers joining the artists to add that extra dimension of insight. Much of the Nuart Plus programme will take place at the Belmont Filmhouse There’s loads to see and you can see the whole list here. It’s free too so what’s not to like about that. There’s a lot going on though. So with that in mind we chose what our top things would be to see whilst at the festival. […]
April 22, 2019

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 […]