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Nuart Aberdeen 2018 played host to 12 national, UK and international street artists and an extended Nuart Plus program of artist talks, panel debates, workshops, film screenings, walking tours and events that all provided an insight into contemporary debates surrounding the Street Art movement and foreground the site-specific paintings, installations and interventions across the city.

2018 Festival Theme - ' A Revolution of the Ordinary'

What mechanisms and values turn the ordinary into the ‘extra’ ordinary, how and who does it benefit the most?

Nuart Festival is based on the principle that art should be part of people’s everyday lives. Our events provide a platform to amplify those artists’ voices who challenge the status quo by offering a more accessible and ordinary way of engaging with visual art than art institutions can offer. Nuart are dedicated to creating

new dialogues and narratives between artist and audience in public space, where people can engage with art freely and on their own terms. Ordinary in this sense does not mean unreflective, conventional, common sense but rather the archetypal, the public, and the shared.

Street Art’s call is to reclaim and broaden the terms ‘Art’ and ‘Artist’; to remove the shame that those not privileged with an arts education often feel when employing these terms; a call to reconnect art, as well as language, with the everyday. Street Art is rooted in, and a direct response to, an urban milieu of zero-hours contracts, pound shops, benefit cuts and foodbanks. Whilst the demonization of the working poor is all but complete and the gentrification of pop culture continues apace, it is the street that acts as the grit in the oyster that eventually makes the pearl. Street Art is the vandal with a PhD.

Artists

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Aida Wilde

Aida Wilde

Alice Pasquini

Alice Pasquini

Anders Gjennestad AKA Strøk

Anders Gjennestad AKA Strøk

Axel Void

Axel Void

Ben Eine

Ben Eine

Bordalo II

Bordalo II

Bortusk Leer

Bortusk Leer

Carrie Reichardt

Carrie Reichardt

Conzo & Glöbel

Conzo & Glöbel

Dr. D

Dr. D

Dotmasters

Dotmasters

Elisa Capdevila

Elisa Capdevila

Elki

Elki

Eloise Gillow

Eloise Gillow

Ememem

Ememem

Erin Holly

Erin Holly

Ernest Zacharevic

Ernest Zacharevic

Escif

Escif

Evol

Evol

FANAKAPAN

FANAKAPAN

Fintan Magee

Fintan Magee

Hama Woods

Hama Woods

Helen Bur

Helen Bur

Henrick Uldalen

Henrick Uldalen

Herakut

Herakut

Hush (2019)

Hush (2019)

Hyuro

Hyuro

Isaac Cordal

Isaac Cordal

Jacoba Niepoort

Jacoba Niepoort

James Klinge

James Klinge

Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid

Jan Vormann

Jan Vormann

Jaune

Jaune

Jofre Oliveras

Jofre Oliveras

Julien de Casabianca

Julien de Casabianca

Julio Anaya Cabanding

Julio Anaya Cabanding

KMG

KMG

Manolo Mesa

Manolo Mesa

Martha Cooper

Martha Cooper

Martin Whatson

Martin Whatson

M-City

M-City

Milu Correch

Milu Correch

Miss.Printed

Miss.Printed

Mohamed L'Ghacham

Mohamed L'Ghacham

Murmure

Murmure

NeSpoon

NeSpoon

Nimi & RH74

Nimi & RH74

Nipper

Nipper

Nuno Viegas

Nuno Viegas

Pejac

Pejac

Phlegm

Phlegm

Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery

Slim Safont

Slim Safont

Smug

Smug

SNIK

SNIK

Stanley Donwood

Stanley Donwood

Swoon

Swoon

Tamara Alves

Tamara Alves

Thiago Mazza

Thiago Mazza

Various Artists

Various Artists

Vhils

Vhils