Digital artwork which has been on show in New York, Las Vegas and Singapore is heading to Aberdeen as part of a light festival.
Flaming metal sculptures, cascading fiery fountains, a labyrinth of light and an illuminated 900-year-old graveyard are just some of the sights visitors can enjoy during the four-day SPECTRA Festival of Light event.
This year, world-renowned digital artist Jen Lewin will be part of the event, bringing her installation of colour changing “pebbles” to Scotland for the first time.
Her interactive exhibition called The Pool incorporates 40,000 LED lights and computerised pads that change colour as visitors hop, skip and jump on them.
American artist Jen has previously showcased the piece at more than 30 major international festivals such as the iLight Marina Bar in Singapore and the Electric Daisy Carnivals in New York and Las Vegas.
Jen said: “I have travelled with The Pool all over the world and I am thrilled to see how Aberdeen will engage with interactive public art at SPECTRA 2016.”
Union Terrace Gardens will play host to The Pool along with more than 20 other installations including a fire garden of glowing and flaming metal sculptures.
SPECTRA was first held in 2014, and tens of thousands of people visited the event last year.
Now in its third year, the winter festival has grown from just one site to four locations, incorporating landmarks in the city centre.
St Nicholas Kirk will showcase innovative installations using light and sound.
The historic 900-year-old graveyard of the medieval church will also be transformed into a meditative light garden.
Another installation, Many Hands Make Light Work, will be a giant light sculpture made by 250 primary school pupils.
Workshops will take place in schools across the city, teaching children to wire electrical boxes and to decorate them.
Meanwhile, communities from across Aberdeen are being invited to create their own origami bird which will hang in Marischal College as part of 1,000 Birds – an installation by artist Kathy Hinde.
Art and culture hub, Seventeen on Belmont Street is also be on board for the festival and will host a series of hands-on experiments while Marischal College will be transformed with light.
SPECTRA 2016 is a free event organised by Aberdeen City Council which has contributed £200,000 as main funders.
It is also supported by Aberdeen Inspired and Event Scotland. Gary Craig, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said they were pleased to be sponsors of the event.
He added: “We are delighted to be supporting The Pool, which is a truly eye-catching and enchanting art installation. The artwork has become a global success and it is fantastic to welcome Jen Lewin to Aberdeen.”
City council deputy leader Councillor Marie Boulton said: “SPECTRA 2016 will be an exciting family event, which will bring light in the depths of winter.
“Now in its third year, the festival highlights Aberdeen as an area of light and creativity and as a city of design and technology with a strong cultural heritage.
“The festival also brings together the diversity of the area’s cultural offer and to encourage people to come back for more.”
The four-day light extravaganza will run from Thursday, February 11, until Sunday, February 14.
Many of the themes will reflect the theme Spark of Inspiration to celebrate the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.