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'Markings' by Jo Mcintosh at Parx Cafe!

'Markings' is the current show on display at Parx Cafe in Aberdeen's West End. Located just off Rubislaw Terrace. 'Markings' showcases the work of print maker and book maker Jo Mcintosh and features a lovely selection of work from editioned screen prints to hand stiched accordion style paper books. Although Aberdeen isn't short of galleries it's quite nice to be able to grab something fine for lunch while checking out what's on the walls. Its probably one of the things I miss the most about the EARL of Sandwich, that and the fact they gave me a panini tab!

Parx Cafe has been a regular spot to check out new artists and its refreshing to find an artist like Jo who's got an extensive background in the arts and I'm only just discovering her work now. From her degree in fashion design to running creative workshops and now in her current capacity as a lecturer, Jo has certainly been carving out a unique style and approach to her art. Although her work …

Aberdeens Graffiti Mecca 2008 vs 2018!

The old Richards Textile factory sits dominant on the Aberdeen skyline, its red brick chimney stacks visible for miles around. The high walls and cast iron fences once served to protect the valuable textiles and fabrics created with in, but now with added barbed wire act as a deterrent to any would be trespassers. The story of the factory (check the Wikipedia page and also this article) and its closing is quite controversial with local millionaire Ian Suttie stepping in to save the factory from closure in 2002 only to shut it down completely in 2004. The workers lost their pensions and the site has lain dormant as they await approval for a new 'Urban Village' (see unrealistic vision of it here) with some 390 new homes. If ever there's a case of playing the long game its the Richards debacle. Thankfully the project has been held up in the quagmire of planning permissions and heritage issues but I'm not sure if the pensions issue has been settled yet. But the factory has…

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Well thats yer lot 2017! It's been a massive year for me personally and creatively speaking. I think my best 9 from instagram does a pretty good job in summing up the highlights. Hope 2018 is good to you all and I'll see you guys on the flip side ♥️

'Follow / Unfollow - An Instagram Show' for Nuart Aberdeen!

With the years end fast approaching I thought I'd better pull the finger out and highlight one of the funnest but also most stressful projects I've worked on. With Nuart bringing such a stellar roster of artists and media personnel to the city we wanted to showcase as much Aberdeen based talent as possible. With Painted Doors giving so many a platform we hoped Nuart would be another level up for the bustling artists who call Aberdeen home. The problem is we didn't quite know what to do ( or what we were allowed to do) or where to do it. As the weeks flew by the chances of organising a fully hung gallery show diminished and with the Nuart team focusing on the logistics of the festival it was up to us to try and pull something together.

I came up with a simple solution, to create a set of video loops which mimic my instagram feed but with hand picked posts from my favourite Aberdeen artists. After all, I can't even count how many great artists I've discovered through …