Tours return as excitement mounts for return of street art festival

NUart tours at the Green in Aberdeen

WITH the countdown on to the return of Nuart Aberdeen this summer, art lovers have the chance to explore the stunning works which have transformed the Granite City in previous festivals.

The hugely-popular official Nuart Aberdeen tours will return this Sunday and run right through the summer, giving people the chance to discover pieces, large and small, across the city and the stories behind how they came to be.

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Martin Widerlechner, who is part of the Nuart production team and one of the tour guides, said he was looking forward to leading visitors on this voyage of discovery every Sunday. “We are all really excited to be bringing the official Nuart tours back following the huge success of these last year as hundreds of locals and visitors to the city joined us throughout the summer,” he said.

“With the festival returning from June 6 to 9, we thought it would be great to build up the excitement for new works by revisiting some of the older ones. Starting from this Sunday and carrying all the way until September (with a small production break during the festival), we will talk up the festival and the city to everyone who joins us.”

Credit: Aberdeen Inspired
(Photo: Aberdeen Inspired)

Martin said the team of guides have all played their part in previous Nuart Art festivals giving them a unique insight into the artworks and the artists who created them. “These are not just boring art walks,” said Martin. “It’s very much down-to-earth engaging chat about how these artworks appear on Aberdeen’s streets, who the people are that make it happen and a funny story or two about how not everything is smooth sailing during the production of the festival.”

Nuart Aberdeen is brought to the city by Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council and delivered by Reed Projects.

Adrian Watson, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Inspired, welcomed the return of the Nuart tours. “These engaging and fun walks are very much part of the build-up to Nuart Aberdeen returning to dazzle and delight this summer,” he said.

“It’s a chance to find out more about the legacy of Nuart for the city, to get an insight into how they came to be where they are and also learn more about the meaning behind some of these iconic works.”

Adrian added the tours also attract people into the city centre where they can not only discover Nuart works, but also the many other attractions the city centre has to offer. “We hope people come away with a deeper knowledge and appreciation of what Nuart Aberdeen is all about, then linger to enjoy a bite to eat or a post-tour drink in some of our fantastic pubs and restaurants, as well as picking up ideas about where to visit and what to see in future,” he said.

“And I know the tours will whet the appetite for what is going to be a fantastic Nuart Aberdeen street art festival this June.”

The Nuart tours cost £6, free for children under-14, and start at 1pm each Sunday. For more details and to book a place visit here

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