5 things worth knowing about Nuart Aberdeen
7 February 2018
The incredible street art festival Nuart arrives in Aberdeen from 12-15 April 2018 bringing out locals and attracting visitors in droves to see the incredible street artwork being created and displayed throughout Aberdeen's city centre streets.
We have put together five things you may not know about Nuart Aberdeen:
1. Nuart began in Stavanger, Norway in 2001 and has grown in to the world's leading celebration of street art. The annual event will celebrate it's 17th anniversary this year.
2. The team behind Stavanger's festival, developed the idea for Nuart Aberdeen in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council.
3. Last year's three day festival featured a series of installations, exhibitions and murals, many of which you can still see today. Explore Aberdeen city and see the 11 paintings located through the centre (see map below) - a great way to see a different side to Aberdeen.
4. Two pieces of the work from the festival were ranked among the top 15 street-art-works in the world by Brooklyn Street Art.
Julien de Casabianca's piece on the East Green placed at number five:
And 'Add Fuel', which can be seen from Union Street Bridge, placed at number 14:
5. The first confirmed artist for Nuart Aberdeen 2018 is Carrie Reichardt.
Nuart will return to Aberdeen from 12 - 15 April 2018. For more information about the visual arts festival click here.