Inflatable sculptures you can wear and a “fantasy” record shop will form part of an Aberdeen art festival.
Look Again 2017, one of Scotland’s premier visual art and design festivals, has unveiled the artists taking part in the 10-day Granite City event.
Their works, which will be on show throughout the city centre, are hoped to encourage people to take a fresh look at Aberdeen’s surroundings.
Sally Reaper, festival director, said: “Some of the most exciting artists in the UK are getting behind the festival, which is a huge endorsement of how far it has come in such a short time.
“The North-east has such a great story to tell that is much more than being the oil capital of Europe.”
Eight internationally-recognised artists are among those taking part in the festival, which launched in 2015.
They will spend time in the city and create specially-commissioned work reflecting the North-east’s culture – past and present.
Highlights include Glasgow duo Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi with their project Inflato – Optical Image Intensifier, which involves inflatable and wearable sculptures inspired by medical science.
Scottish artist Jason Nelson’s piece will exhibit The Listener, an object to be viewed and a space to hear the histories and the urban myths of Aberdeen.
Also on show will be Record Store – AKA Obstacle Soup – a project curated by visual artists Janie Nicoll and Chris Biddlecombe in collaboration with 36 artists from across Scotland.
It will explore the crossover between visual arts and music through a “part exhibition, part fantasy record shop” at Seventeen on Belmont Street.
A further four artists who have links to the North-east have been commissioned as part of the festival’s Seed Fund programme to retain and attract talent to the region.
Hilary Nicoll, associate director of Look Again, added: “The festival isn’t about parachuting a festival into the city and leaving again.
“Creating a lasting legacy and vibrant arts and design community in the North-east is our driving purpose.”
The festival runs from April 20 to May 1.