A popular Aberdeen street art festival has revealed its first artist for 2018.
UK-based Carrie Reichardt will bring her colourful large-scale mosaic murals to Nuart later this year.
Now in its second year, the festival – run in a partnership between Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council – has become one of the calendar highlights of the Granite City.
From April 12 to 15, renowned artists from around the world will transform the walls around the city into works of art.
Carrie has been involved in community and public art projects for more than 15 years, designing and consulting on mosaic murals with powerful messages in local communities.
Carrie is currently artist-in-residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
She said: “I’m honoured to be one of the first invited artists to take part in Nuart Aberdeen 2018. This will be my first visit to Aberdeen and I can’t wait to explore the archives to find out more about the city’s rich heritage.”
Martyn Reed, director and curator of Nuart, added: “Most street artists produce work site-specifically but being able to draw from such a rich historical archive as this offers a wealth of ammunition for someone like Carrie.
“She has been making important work around social justice issues for many years and I’m sure she’ll discover many inspiring stories and artefacts from Aberdeen’s past. ”
Burness Paull and Aberdeen Standard Investments has also been announced as sponsors of this year’s festival.
Adrian Watson, CEO of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We are proud to lead on Nuart Aberdeen for a second year.
“We are very grateful for the valued support of our head sponsors, their impressive reputations in the business world speaks for itself and illustrates a confidence in what Nuart Aberdeen has and can further achieve in the years to come.”