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Seaton Guide

As part of the ‘Our Story’ and ‘Art Engagement’  projects the Seaton History group have created their own blog, a guide to Seaton.

The Seaton Art and History Group has been researching and developing this ‘Guide to Seaton’, to encourage people to rediscover the Seaton area of Aberdeen and appreciate what is available locally.

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We have moved!

Arts Development have now moved out of the WhiteSpace building and are now based at the AECC. Our postal address is –

Arts Development
Education, Culture & Sport
Ground Floor
AECC Balgownie 1
Conference Way
Bridge of Don
Aberdeen
AB23 8AQ

Our new phone number is 01224 814740.

Our Story Exhibition – Open Now

‘Our Story’ Exhibition now open at the Aberdeen Art Gallery (Studio Workshop).

‘Our Story’ was an innovative year long multi-arts project. The project was delivered over two stages. Firstly the presentation of ‘Our World’, a community participation collaboration with the Aberdeen International Youth Festival Parade, the second stage is end of project exhibition atAberdeenArtGallery. Continue reading

Free Art Activities at the Aberdeen Art Gallery – book now!

Arts Development
Our Story Exhibition Programme, May – June 2011

All activities are free and will be held in Aberdeen Art Gallery Studio Workshop.

Places are limited, please book activities in advance (unless otherwise stated) by contacting Arts Development on Tel: 01224 523640

Family Art Workshop ‘Make a Mini Me’.
Saturday 7 May,
Book on one of the four sessions,
Mornings 10.30 – 11.30 or 11.45 – 12:45 
Afternoons 1.15 – 2.15 or 2.30 – 3.30pm
Join in with this fun, family friendly activity to create and decorate your own Mini Munny figure, personalised with different accessories and paints.
Workshop suitable for children ages 6 years and over must be accompanied by an adult. Continue reading

Arts Development is moving

While the Arts Development workshop at WhiteSpace, Frederick Street has been closed to the public since December we can now confirm that the teams office will  be moving in May. Our new office base will be the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). We will regularly update the blog with anymore announcements in regards to our new base but  we will still  be continuing to deliver workshops at our various outreach  partner venues in the future.

Lewis Chessmen workshop

Here is a selection of images from the ‘Lewis Chessman’ themed workshop being led by artist Chris Bailey at WhiteSpace. I’m sure you would agree that this is some impressive work by our partcipants . To see the real Lewis Chessman go along to the Aberdeen Art Gallery where the exhibition will be running until the 8th January 2011.

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The Big Draw

A couple of images from the ‘Big Draw’ at Union Square last month. Over 200 young people came along to take part,  turning the event into a real hive for creativity and fun. Thanks to everyone that came along.

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‘Artist in the Green’ – Amy Marletta

We are pleased to announce we have now appointed the Art Engagement project’s ‘Artist in the Green’, Amy Marletta, a visual artist based in Glasgow. Her work is multi disciplinary involving video, performance, music and collage. She has exhibited at both home and abroad, including Gang Hut, Changing Room, The Collective Gallery and The Generator Project. Continue reading

Community Arts Job Opportunity

Community Arts Officer Position (Fixed Term)

Reference Number ABC2179
Closing date:    1 November 2010
 
Location:         Whitespace/Arts Development
Hours:              Part-time, 21.75 hours per week
Duration:         Fixed-term up to 31 January 2012
Salary:            £17,316 – £19,793 Continue reading

Youth Music Initiative Investments

Professional Development | Informal Sector | Demo Fund

Informal Sector Funds (Small And Large Grants) are available to organisations working within the Informal Sector who wish to programme music making activities for young people (0-25 years) out of school hours or children under 5 both in and out of nurseries. There is no minimum length of programme.

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