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Art event on the Green this Sunday

‘Meet On the Green’                             A Participatory Public Art Project

Exhibition
Event Sunday 3rd April 5-7pm

The Green,
Aberdeen

‘Meet on the Green’ is a participatory public art project supported by Aberdeen City Council’s Arts Development team. The project focuses on the impact art in all its many forms can have for a community and the city as whole, breaking down barriers for long term engagement, participation and retention of creativity within the city.

Artist Amy Marletta has been working in and around the Green for the last few months attempting to gather stories and meet people who have a connection to the place. The aim has been to create an artwork that is a response to the environment and community, working with local people to build up a picture of the area, both past and present. 

By allowing chance encounters to lead the way, the project has been shaped bythose who have contributed. The outcome takes the form of a series of portraits and as song lyrics woven together from stories told and overheard.

Sixteen local artists have taken part in the project by creating portraits of local people, who live, work or socialise in the area. The portraits will be
exhibited throughout venues on the Green in April, with the opening event
taking place on Sunday 3rd April, 5-7pm at Café 52. The exhibition
will continue on that evening at other venues in the area including the
Carmelite Hotel and E.A.R.L. 

These portraits have also been reproduced as a set of postcards that will be distributed around various venues on the Green and can be collected for free. The song, which has been recorded by local singers, will also be available to listen to and will be produced as a CD.

In addition to this, artist Chris Biddlecombe will also launch a limited edition beermat art work on the night, that links items lost and found on The Green over a period of 500 years.
(Details
of all participating venues will be provided on the night!)

 For more information please email – art.eastgreen@gmail.com
http://www.artonthegreen.blogspot.com

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