Nuart Aberdeen 2018 is well underway with Phlegm, Milu Correch, Hyuro and Snik already hard at work on their latest mural projects. The Festival which runs between 12th-15th April has a plethora of events going on with an extensive talks program, film screenings, workshops, guided tours and a temporary exhibition taking place throughout the duration of the festival.
I’ve chosen a select few highlights from each day below but make sure to check the Nuart Aberdeen Website for the full schedule and keep an eye on our page over the course of the week as we bring you full coverage of the event.
Inky Protest displays a selection of work plucked from the archives of Nuart and Peacock Visual Arts respective print houses, featuring some of the world’s leading names in the Street, Urban and Lowbrow art movements from Brad Downey, Mike Giant and Ralph Steadman to Futura, Martha Cooper, and Jamie Reid.
Renowned art critic, author and curator Carlo McCormick (US) sets the tone for this year’s Nuart Aberdeen with an insightful look into his upcoming RAMMELLZEE exhibition whilst taking us on a tour through New York’s underground art scene of the 80’s and 90’s.
Taking inspiration from Carrie Reichardt’s work for Nuart Aberdeen – which references the North East Suffragette movement and the witch trials of early modern Scotland – this talk discusses how art and activism can help make visible the invisible by raising awareness about hidden histories and present-day injustices.
Featuring talks and presentations from this year’s Nuart Aberdeen artists alongside contributions from writers, curators, and researchers dedicated to exploring issues surrounding the global street art phenomenon.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, and The Last Days) and Executive Producer James Franco, Obey Giant takes us deep into the underground world of street art, profiling the rise of artist Shepard Fairey from his roots in punk rock and skateboarding, to presidential politics – through his iconic Obama ‘HOPE’ poster and the controversy that surrounded it.