Organisers of Aberdeen’s award-winning street festival have revealed the latest artists who will be showing off their talents.
The Globel Brothers – otherwise known as Ciaran Globel and Conzo Throb – and Elki will bring their creativity to Aberdeen’s walls for this year’s Nuart.
Ciaran is an artist and graphic designer who uses traditional sign-writing tools and techniques to produce hand-painted work.
Conzo uses multiple creative disciplines to produce his character-based pieces and focuses on both the ugly and cute.
Ciaran, from Glasgow, said: “Conzo and I are excited to bring some colour and tongue-in-cheek humour to the Granite City.
“Nuart Aberdeen is a great addition to the European street-art scene and we are delighted to have been invited along to represent the native end of the artists’ roster.”
Meanwhile, Elki is best known for his tartan-clad bagpiper stencil on Jopps Lane in Aberdeen, which was updated in 2017 by Belgian street artist Jaune.
The festival, delivered by business organisation Aberdeen Inspired, won four awards last year, including the UK Association of Town and City Management’s Innovation Award and the Visit Scotland Award for Tourism.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “Preparations for Nuart Aberdeen 2018 are well under way and we’re looking forward to seeing the art created by the latest artists to join the team.
“Nuart proved to be hugely successful last year and we hope to build on this to help market Aberdeen as a destination of choice to visitors from the rest of the country and beyond.”
Held in the Norwegian city of Stavanger since 2001, and widely regarded as the world’s leading celebration of street art, Nuart Aberdeen was the first overseas version of the festival when it was held in 2017.
The festival is set to take place from April 12 until April 15.