Mural locations have been earmarked for a brand new Aberdeen art festival.
Walls on Aberdeen Market, the Belmont courtyard and the bridge on Correction Wynd have all been highlighted as places Nuart Festival would like to take over.
If confirmed, the spaces would be transformed by artists with a burst of colour and culture.
General manager of the festival James Finucane said: “There are key walls we would like to get. Aberdeen Market for sure and in and around the tunnels beneath Union Street as well as the courtyard on Belmont Street.”
The world-renowned Nuart Festival, which is founded by Martyn Reed, is set to come to Aberdeen in spring next year, the first time the event has been held in the UK.
Seen as one of the world’s leading celebrations of street art, the festival is an international contemporary street and urban art event, which has been held in the Norwegian city of Stavanger every year since 2001. Walls of the city, both indoor and out, will be transformed for one week to create one of Europe’s most dynamic public art events.
Chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired Adrian Watson said: “We’re delighted to bring the Nuart festival to Aberdeen next year, it’s an exciting event which I’m sure will grab the attention of residents as they see captivating artworks on walls around the city centre which have been developed by local, national and internationally renowned artists.
“This is the first time the festival will have been held in the UK and it’s a perfect fit to our ongoing work to promote and support the city centre and increase footfall in the area.
“Martyn and James have done a great job to develop the festival in Stavanger over several years and it is something which will benefit businesses in the city centre.”