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Below another sky @ Aberdeen Art Gallery!

Its funny how you can follow an artist or gallery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, maybe even Tinder if they're into that kind of thing but you still don't always find out what's going on. It was only through an awkward wait in a reception that I picked up a brochure for Below another sky which led to me to Aberdeen Art Gallery for a look.

Below another sky has been 2 years in the making and is part of the Commonwealth Games Scotland 2014 Year of Culture. The project took 10 UK artists and sent them off to live and work in different Commonwealth countries while 10 International artists were invited to Scotland to work with the Scottish Print Network. The artists were tasked with a cultural investigation of sorts, exploring and experiencing their destinations and turning those experiences into a piece of work or set of prints. Aberdeen's Peacock Visual Arts were one of the supporting partners in the project along with the Glasgow Print Studio, the DCA in Dundee, Edinburg…

Real Nice Co @ Perth Art Gallery & Museum!

Perth, Scotland is a nice enough place, its a nice stopping point if your travelling to Glasgow or Edinburgh but there isn't that much there. So I suprised myself by jumping on a train and making Perth my destination but I had 5 pretty good reasons, Mike Hughes, Cosmic Nuggets, Emily Moore, Katie Shiach and baby Rory. 

Some how they convinced Perth Museum & Art Gallery to let them draw a giant mural on one of their walls and install some paintings and art work. And it looks great, amazing even. Katie, Mike & Emily make up part of Real Nice Co and they invited Cosmic Nuggets to add his touch to the mural. The mural itself is massive, stretching across the entire back wall, its a real beast and I'm amazed that Katie managed to finish her piece, being 8 1/2 months pregnant when they first put pen to wall. Each artist has put their own distinctive touch on the wall and it blends together like one big fluid panorama of surealness! 

Along with the mural Emily Moore also showed…

Toaster hits Aberdeen, no one cares!

So its not everyday that an internationally acclaimed street artist hits Aberdeen but it did happen. If you don't know who Toaster is then check out this short documentary here. When I saw the photo of an original Toaster piece taped to a lamp post down at the Denburn dual carriage way I just about jumped out my seat. The first Toaster Tuesday saw the artist leave an original Toaster piece taped in a public place for anyone to claim, you just had to be in the know.  

I was off cruising down Union Street at full pelt, hoping that no one else had spotted their post and I'd be first on the scene to claim my prize. Sadly it had been nabbed shortly after the elusive artist posted the location and photo (see 2nd below). Although a little disappointed to have missed it the fact that a piece appeared in Aberdeen is great. Making the effort to come all this way certainly brightened up my day and finding their gold Toaster stickers plastered about down by the train station has been a tre…