WORK is under way on the £30 million redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery.
The keys to the facility in Schoolhill have officially been handed over to contractors McLaughlin and Harvey of Belfast.
Inspiring Art and Music will see the transformation of the art gallery, Cowdray Hall and Memorial Hall.
The design for the redevelopment was created by designers Hoskins Architects, based in Glasgow.
The upgrading of the Cowdray Hall will create a new performance space for audiences and performers.
The Memorial Hall will become a space for quiet contemplation and a civic space to honour the sacrifices made on behalf of the community.
The gallery is expected to reopen in 2017.