Locations for Aberdeen street art works mapped out as sites chosen for festival event

Locations for the Nuart Festival have been revealed

This map shows where nine murals will be put up in Aberdeen as part of a new street art festival.

Acclaimed artists will use buildings and walls as their canvas to create vivid and thought-provoking artworks as part of the Nuart Festival.

Now the Evening Express can reveal exactly where the pieces will go – including Market Street, Queen Street, Harriet Street and Guestrow.

Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing said: “Aberdeen is a city that has a unique and diverse arts and cultural community.

“Through great partnership working, we are delighted to make more festivals like Nuart Aberdeen happen.

“I cannot wait to see what will be produced as some of the world’s leading street artists arrive in the city in the coming days to transform some of our spaces into vibrant places for people to visit.”

Two murals will be in the same location on Jopps Lane.

The event has been held in Stavanger, Norway, since 2001 and is widely regarded as the world’s leading celebration of street art.

Street artists Fintan Magee, Nipper, Add Fuel, M-City, Alice Pasquini, Jaune and Isaac Cordal will all take part in the art event.

Martin Whatson, Herakut, Julien de Casabianca and Robert Montgomery will also participate in the festival which runs from April 14 to 16.

Nuart, spearheaded by Aberdeen Inspired, will leave behind a world class street art tour, with further works placed off the beaten track to be discovered over a period of time.

Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We are delighted with the walls that have been selected and that will see world class artworks produced.

“The chosen walls have been as a result of months worth of meticulous planning and are an example of excellent cross sector partnership working between Aberdeen Inspired, businesses and property owners, the city council and the Nuart team.

“Considerations have included selecting walls which when painted will help place-mark our city centre and locations which will create excellent talking points for residents and visitors to the city.”

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