The streets and buildings of Aberdeen could soon be transformed into vivid, colourful art works.
Organisers behind a world-renowned street art festival, which takes place in Aberdeen’s twin city of Stavanger, have visited the area this week as plans to bring a similar event to the north-east gather pace.
Nuart Festival takes place every year and was first launched in 2001.
Now Aberdeen Inspired is hoping to mirror the success of the event and add a splash of colour to the city’s granite.
The organisation was spurred on by the success of smaller, similar initiatives in McCombie’s Court, Adelphi Lane and the staircase between the train station and the Trinity Shopping Centre.
Gary Craig, chief executive, said: “We want to help people explore parts of the city that they wouldn’t necessarily visit on a daily basis but there is also a part to play in challenging any preconceptions that street art has in the city – people often think of graffiti and vandalism when street art is mentioned but when used in the right context at the right time, it’s much more than that.
“A festival of this sort would hopefully attract some of the world’s most exciting and thought-provoking artists to the city along with giving local artists a chance to showcase their work on a larger scale.
“We’re excited at the prospect of an event of this stature coming to Aberdeen, hopefully there will be some interesting work coming to a wall near you soon.”
Both Aberdeen Inspired and the Nuart Festival team have been carrying out visits across the city to identify potential venues for both indoor and outdoor exhibitions.