Aberdeen is gearing up in preparation for a popular art festival.
Volunteers could be seen over the weekend working on the wall behind Primark, near the Green, ahead of the Nuart Festival.
The team were busy painting the mural grey in order to provide a blank canvas for artist Smug.
Talented artists are set to return to the city this week and will bring a splash of colour to a series of walls stretching from George Street to the harbour.
This year’s event runs from April 18-21 and is taking its inspiration from the 1972 novel Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino.
Smug is known for his photo-realist graffiti work and solely uses spray cans.
The Australian artist will arrive this week.
Nuart Aberdeen began in the city in 2017 and has proved a huge success, attracting thousands of visitors as well as some of the world’s top street artists.