Scotland’s fastest growing visual art festival was to get under way in Aberdeen today.
The best in contemporary art and design will be celebrated at this year’s Look Again festival, which aims to make people see the Granite City in a new way.
Running until Monday, it will showcase acclaimed work from international and North-east-based artists.
Hilary Nicoll, associate director of Look Again, said: “This is our third year and Look Again is bigger and bolder than ever.
“Having internationally-acclaimed and North-east-based artists working side-by-side, inspired by the stories and culture of our region is really special.
“We can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Expect sculptures that listen, electronic road signs with unusual messages and chiming bells with specially-made compositions.
Also, a fantasy record shop is already on show at Seventeen on Belmont Street.
Starting from tomorrow, the Evening Express will be exhibiting exclusive front page artworks for you to enjoy.
The launch at the Castlegate today was to involve designer Wayne Hemingway, acclaimed visual artists Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, award-winning designer Nick Ross and others.
Wayne Hemingway co-founded fashion label Red or Dead and now runs multi-disciplinary design agency HemingwayDesign.
Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead will head to New York after Look Again to exhibit their work at Frieze New York after showing three of their pieces in the Granite City.
They have created a new commission for this year’s festival using material from rarely viewed archives held by Aberdeen Harbour Board.
Alison, who comes from Aberdeen and has two pieces in Peacock Visual Arts, said: “We’re both really excited by it. One of the nice things about being an artist is seeing new commissions come together in the gallery.
“I’m really looking forward to everything getting going.”
This year’s festival is supported by Aberdeen City Council and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.
Last week saw Look Again at Garthdee with inflatable sculptures by Pester and Rossi as well as a number of talks and workshops.