Nuart Aberdeen returns to the Granite City for the second year running this April, with UK-based ‘craftivist’ Carrie Reichardt the first artist out (covered here).
The festival takes place from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 April 2018 and will be supplemented by a program of talks, presentations, film screenings, walking tours, workshops and events.
Carrie Reichardt‘s work blurs the boundaries between craft and activism, using the techniques of muralism, mosaic and screen-printing to create intricate and powerful artworks.
Carrie is currently artist-in-residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon but will be taking time out to visit the historic archives at Aberdeen City Council in February.
The archives contain some of the oldest and most complete set of records of any Scottish urban settlement, and have been recognised by UNESCO for their outstanding historical importance to the UK. The stories and artefacts housed within it will provide the inspiration for Carrie’s ceramic artworks, which will be appearing at various locations throughout the city as part of this year’s festival.
“This is my first visit to Aberdeen and I can’t wait to explore these archives to find out more about the city’s rich heritage” she said. “I always try to work site specifically – with a focus on people’s history – to try and shine a light on stories that, for one reason or another, get forgotten over time.”