Aberdeen’s transformation into a haven for culture enthusiasts will be showcased before the nation in a new documentary which delves behind the scenes of a popular street art scheme.
The hour-long show, which will be screened on BBC Alba, will offer an insight into the artists who have painted their work onto buildings in the city as part of the Nuart street art festival.
The initiative has been spearheaded by city centre improvement group, Aberdeen Inspired, as a way of drawing more visitors to the area.
And its chief executive, Adrian Watson, last night said he hoped the documentary would serve as an eye-opener for countless Scots who may be unaware of the effort to inject some colour into the heart of the Granite City.
Mr Watson said: “Getting exposure like this is absolutely great for the city.
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“The documentary will be a fantastic showcase for Nuart, exploring the vibrant cultural transformation that Aberdeen has undergone as a result of these quality artworks.
“We are always optimistic, and when the documentary ultimately goes on the internet we hope it could be seen by people all over the world who may decide to pay a visit.”
Mr Watson added that he had only so far seen a trailer for the show, which will be broadcast next Wednesday at 9pm, but said he was “excited” to watch more.
The show is entitled “Obair Elain” – which translates as “Street Art”.
The 12 artists behind the pieces which adorn buildings in the centre will share their thoughts on what has inspired their work.
Leeds-born artist Martyn Reed, who is based in Stavanger, helped to found Nuart in the Norwegian city and will elaborate on the process involved in bringing it to Aberdeen for its first instalment last year.
And he will explain the theme of this year’s event, which was “revolution of the ordinary”.
Other artists sharing their thoughts will be Bordalo II, from Portugal, who created a representation of a horse from recycled materials.
Ciaran Glöbel and Conzo Throb, who are responsible for a large cartoon of a gull on Willowbank Road, will also feature.
The documentary will be shown to mark the 1oth anniversary of BBC Alba, which first took to the air at 9pm on September 19, 2018.