Its been a good few days for exhibitions in Aberdeen, starting on Thursday with Nothing to See Hear by 3rd year PeM (Photography & Electronic Media) students curating a group show at the old Pier shop on Belmont street. They had two massive floors filled with projections, photogrpahs, tv's and mini installations. My favourite piece was a weird hand bird film made by Marianne Wislon who is currently temping at the Project Slogan gallery. Marianne is a film maker, visual artist, dj and vj!
Friday saw the joing opening of Alicia Bruce's Menie: A Portrait of a North-East Coastal Community in Conflict! Alicia has been taking photographs as long as I've known her. Her new work centers on the controversial site of Donald Trump's gold course / resort. I'm sure most locals have read the press and see the programmes on tv so this is a well timed look at the people involved in a different light. This exhibition recreates some famous paintings with the subjects being replaced my Menie residents! Its on show now in the main gallery at Peacock Visual Arts!