An internationally-acclaimed artist took a step back in time for inspiration for the upcoming Nuart festival by taking a look through the historic Aberdeen city archives.
Carrie Reichardt, the first confirmed contributor to the now-annual street art festival, paid a visit to the Granite City this week to to explore the burgh records, which contain items dating back centuries.
The festival, which is delivered by business organisation Aberdeen Inspired, will take place from Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15.
Now in its second year, the event will once again see a team of artists develop their latest works on walls around the city centre.
The council holds one of the oldest and most complete set of records of any Scottish city and they have been recognised by Unesco.
Ms Reichardt spent Monday and Tuesday searching through the archives at the Town House to find out more about the city’s heritage and pick out images which could be developed in to a Nuart piece.
She is currently artist-in-residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
She said: “This is my first visit to Aberdeen and it’s been great to see the city and a fantastic opportunity to explore the archives to find out more about its rich heritage.
“I concentrated on themes relating to witchcraft and the suffragettes and I am looking forward to bringing it to life visually during the Nuart Aberdeen festival.”
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired said: “The festival’s debut last year sparked the imagination of both residents and visitors alike and we are delighted to welcome Carrie Reichardt to the city as part of her Nuart preparations.”
Council culture spokeswoman Marie Boulton said: “As Scotland’s and Aberdeen’s reputation as a tourist destination continues to develop, attractions such as these play a pivotal role in the cultural offering that attracts visitors.”