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Showing posts from March, 2011

Habitat Insect Skate Decks

Spotted these down at Boarderline down the beach, well the beatles and stick insect decks. Pretty nice looking graphics from Habitat Skateboards, a lot of skaters tend to hang decks on their walls like art works. If I had the money I'd happily get a few of these for the flat, think they'd go quite nicely with all my other insect related items.

Run Down Aberdeen - A Film by Fraser Denholm!

Fraser Denholm has made a film about Aberdeen and the decline of the cities fabric. The fabric of any city is incredibaly important, its what holds a city together and in turn holds the inhabitants of that city together. For decades Aberdeen has been hacked at, re built, bull dozed and bludgeoned with shit architecture which almost eclipses the amazing granite facades of Union Street but not quite!

Despite the poor state of things in Aberdeen its still a beautifull city, its just needs a little bit of tlc, not just from the Council who's inability to do anything, whether their fault or not isn't really the issue. Its the business and the people who need to help in repairing the fabric whether its using the parks, picking up the empty bottles, clearing their neighbours path in the winter or whatever! There's a whole load of issues which arise from Fraser's film and certainly leaves it open to the question, what do we do next?

Its not just the physichal fabric of our cit…

All Work & Some Play!

Its was a busy weekend for Peacock Visual Arts with not one but two new shows opening. In the main gallery you can see North West by Katri Walker. A nice installation and short film exploring Scotland's connection to the wild west and the visual culture surrounding it. There's a very nice installation piece along the centre of the space with changing back drops which will instantly transport you to the land of cowboys & indians! The opening also featured some real Scottish cowboys who put on a real show for everyone which ended in a shoot out! Just another day at the office for some!

Through in the main building you can see WORK, the BA Hons Printmaking students pre degree show show! I knew quite a few of the artists exhibiting in the show but was still blown away by the quality of the work, I usually find these kind of shows a bit underwhelming but I was really impressed by the breadth and depth of the work. Its nice to know that there will be some good work at the main de…

Cellar Sessions # 3 & 4!

The Cellar Sessions kicked off again over the past two weekends, session # 3 featured guest dj Giles Walker. Giles is the kinda go to guy for djing in Aberdeen and has hosted some pretty big event's of his own, recently bringing Jamie XX & James Blake to our fair city! Always ahead of the game but never afraid to drop a few classics Giles tunes made for the perfect night!

Session # 4 was hosted by DO IT!s DJ White Chocolate with selected guest Conan. The two played off each other and seemed to enjoy a pretty chilled night of music for all. Hopefully the sessiosn will lead to more people getting involved and helping make more interesting nights happen in Aberdeen instead of the usual bland shit & hopefuly show what a great wee venue Cellar 35 is, a little diamond in the not so rough Rosemount!