Thursday, 18 August 2016

'Dressed In Grey: Emerging Creative Talents from Aberdeen' at SWG3!

After a pretty heavy week in Portugal it was fine to get back to Scotland and reach slightly cooler climes. I made a quick visit to Glasgow to see the 'Dressed In Grey' show at SWG3, a group exhibition which featured Aberdeen based artists, makers, students and musicians. The opening night featured music from  Aberdeen club night Nothing More To Say and gave the new kids a chance to flex some creative muscle in the big city.

I think its quite difficult to break down the barrier between cities, (especially coming from Aberdeen which feels like a mission to get away from) and the cultural players who inhabit them so 'Dressed In Grey' seems like a good format for not only getting work shown outside the grey city but its also a chance to open dialogue with peers and to make new connections with other artists working in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and up North.

'Dressed In Grey' also made me explore a new part of Glasgow, having often taken the train past SWG3 but never finding my way back to explore the venue and surrounding area. Its always good to get a little lost and let your feet take you somewhere. Although the show was only on for a few days you can check out some snaps of the work below and check out the manifesto for an insight into the Grey crew.

"We would like to invite you to Dressed in Grey, an event that seeks to bring a new audience to the current crop of creative talent from the worlds of art, music and design emerging from both Gray's School of Art and the wider Aberdeen creative scene.

Comprising of an exhibition of over 20 young artists working across the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation, video and print; a one night club event at the Poetry Club to give a sample of the club scene developing in Aberdeen, and a series of commisioned posters by Aberdeen based designers and illustrators featured in our limited edition publication - Dressed in Grey seeks to shrug off the image of Aberdeen as a city soley of industry and provide a snaps...
hot of the dynamic work being created in Scotland's third city."

Some great work and great concept for taking art beyond the city limits, here's hoping well see a lot more pop up events in Aberdeen and beyond!