Organisers of an award-winning street art festival which will return to Aberdeen this spring have unveiled the latest artists on this year’s line-up, all of whom share Scottish roots.
The Glöbel Brothers, otherwise known as Ciaran Glöbel and Conzo Throb, and Elki will bring their unique creativity to walls in the city this April.
The festival, which is delivered by business organisation Aberdeen Inspired in partnership with Nuart Festival and Aberdeen City Council, will take place from Thursday, 12 April to Sunday, April 15.
Supported by presenting partners Burness Paull and Aberdeen Standard Investments, it is fast becoming one of Aberdeen’s most anticipated festivals. Its second year will once again see a team of international, national and local artists develop their latest works on walls around the city centre
Ciaran Glöbel is an artist and graphic designer who uses traditional signwriting tools and techniques to produce striking, hand-painted work. He opened his workshop in Glasgow in 2013 and since then has worked with an impressive portfolio of clients across the country.
Conzo Throb has been steadily creating works for the past decade which span multiple creative disciplines. With an armoury of skills, his work and style is usually character-based and focuses on both the ugly and the cute. Together the duo go under the name The Glöbel Brothers.
Scottish Street Artist Elki is best known locally for his iconic tartan-clad Bag Piper stencil on Jopps Lane in Aberdeen, which received an update in 2017 by Belgian street artist Jaune.
Ciaran Glöbel: 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.”
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 first held in 2017.
The festival won four awards last year, including the UK Association of Town and City Management’s Innovation Award, the Visit Scotland Award for Tourism.
It also won the place management BID award at the 2017 National Business Improvement District (BID) Awards and was also the signature piece Aberdeen Inspired’s winning entry to secure the 2017 European BID of the Year win in July.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “Preparations for Nuart Aberdeen 2018 are well underway 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.
“We’re looking forward to launching the full programme soon which will set out an exciting range of events which will attract and engage people with the festival.
“We are also very grateful for the valued support of our presenting partners Burness Paull and Aberdeen Standard Investments, whose impressive reputations in the business world illustrates a confidence in what Nuart Aberdeen can achieve in the years to come.”
For more information about Nuart Aberdeen 2018, please visit: www.nuartaberdeen.co.uk