An eye-catching sculpture will draw visitors in as they arrive at one of the city’s most popular concert venues.
Primitive Form decorates the entrance to the Cowdray Hall and was contracted by the Friends of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.
Artist James Rigler, 41, said he wanted a “playful” representation of the “remixing” of the art gallery’s architecture – which borrows styles from ancient Greek temples, the Italian renaissance and neo-classicism.
Visitors will come across a large turquoise, ceramic and clay basket-like sculpture, large golden branches and pink ceramic pegs.
Mr Rigler said he is interested in “architectural scale” and the “language of decorations” cities use in their buildings.
“So, this piece was me trying to play with the languages of the art gallery’s building.
“Thinking about the redevelopment of a near-classical building in the process of being redeveloped and remixed.
“This is the first time I have had the chance to make something permanent for a space.
“With installation work, I like that you can’t really tell where the line of the artwork begins and the original building.
“If it speaks to the building, I would be very pleased,” he added.
Another prominent and permanent feature of the museum is Aberdeen-based artist Gordon Burnett’s war memorial Forget Them Not.
His sculpture, in the shape of a Spitfire wing, is among the new additions to the Remembrance Hall and is made out of local granite.
Mr Burnett said when people think of war memorials they usually “masculine” and “architectural”.
“I wanted to make something sensitive and non-masculine.
“The poppy flower is usually connected with Flanders Field, whereas the Forget Me Not would be universal and is not fixed to a particular period in time.
“I wanted something that was sensitive, universal and a little bit more thoughtful.”