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Nuart Aberdeen aims to turn Aberdeen’s walls into art

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As the dates for Nuart Aberdeen’s return are confirmed, organisers Aberdeen Inspired are on the hunt for suitable city centre walls to be transformed into street art masterpieces.

The popular festival, which was highly commended at the 2018 Scottish Thistle Awards, will make a return to the Granite City from April 23 to April 26.

Last year’s event achieved worldwide recognition and a mural by Anders Gjennestad aka Strok, on Rosemount Viaduct, was selected by Street Art Today as one of the 19 most stunning murals of 2019.

As preparation for the festival and the search for new canvasses ramps up, Aberdeen Inspired has consulted key property agent representatives to highlight the many benefits to owners, occupiers, members of staff, clients and the public of offering their wall become part of Nuart Aberdeen.

Work with property agents will now continue in the effort to secure the necessary walls to ensure that the fourth annual festival meets already high expectations. Aberdeen Inspired is also appealing to proprietors that would like to be involved to submit walls for consideration.

Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “The introduction of artworks in the city centre through Nuart Aberdeen has reactivated public spaces into vibrant, creative and welcoming places. It has also acted as a driver for increased visitor numbers and widening access to art for all; truly positioning Aberdeen as a must visit destination.

“A huge part of this is thanks to the willingness and enthusiasm of city centre property owners, who have gifted their walls to become a part of it. The response to last year’s festival from the residents, businesses, visitors and schools alike has been overwhelming, with the event truly surpassing all expectations. As we look to build on that legacy in 2020 we would urge interested property owners to get in touch and be a part of this transformative event.”

Nuart Aberdeen is spearheaded by Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council. Organisers are looking for external walls in good condition which must be within the BID area, visible to the public and not granite or listed. A review process will be carried out on all submitted walls to assess eligibility.

To submit a wall, please send an email to callforwalls@aberdeeninspired.com with the following information: a photo of the wall/s, address and approximate dimensions of the wall.

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