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Catherine Street Knitting Group

Wednesdays 1.30 – 3.30pm at Catherine Street Community Centre
Come along to knit, crochet, chat, be inspired, share knowledge and ideas and if you like, contribute to group projects and charity knitting. Bring along your needles, yarn and £1 (this covers your tea/coffee and fine piece). There is no tuition in this group, but there is a willingness amongst the group to share skills.
Catherine Street Knitting GroupMain Contact – Community Arts Officer: Margaret Stewart
Catherine Street Knitting Group
Catherine Street Community Centre
Catherine Street (off George Street)
AB25 1EU

River Don Artist-in-Residence opportunity

Public Art Aberdeen (PAA) and the Sustainable Urban Fringes (SURF) Aberdeen project would like to commission a freelance artist or artists to work as artist-in-residence in the River Don Corridor, an area of ‘urban fringe’ in Aberdeen.  This opportunity is open to local, national and international artists of all disciplines.

The SURF Aberdeen project aims, through a process of collaboration, to improve the planning, management and perceptions of open spaces along the ‘River Don corridor’ in Aberdeen – an area made up of the River Don and surrounding open spaces, from coast to country.

The role of the artist in this commission is to develop, along with PAA and SURF Aberdeen, a ‘Public Art Plan’ for the River Don corridor, through a process of engaging and collaborating with its communities to create temporary public artwork(s) which explore, examine, highlight and discuss issues surrounding public space in the area.

Deadline for submissions Mon 20 August 2012

For more information and details on how to apply click on the link below.

River Don Commission

or email publicart@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Lightspeed Olympic Public Art for Aberdeen


Do you think you keep up with the fastest man alive?  Reckon you can beat the Scottish 100 metres record? Well get your trainers on and find out!


Lightspeed isAberdeen’s Olympic Public Art Commission; it’s an interactive installation celebrating the 100metre race created by artists Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman. Its 100 years since the 100metre world record was first officially recognised. Lightspeed aims to capture the excitement and energy of this iconic race, in the year that the Olympic and Paralympic games come to theUK.

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Lightspeed, free event 11-14 June 2012

Come along to this free event hosted by Arts Development, supported by Vibrant Aberdeen. A great chance to get involved in the Olympic spirit and pit yourself against the fastest sprinters on earth. 11- 14 June 2012, see picture for details.

Celebrating 100 years of the 100 metres

Interactive art installation

The Port project Research Groups Update.

Footdee Beach, March 2012

Image taken by Port Project Participant Mike Webster

The Port Project is a collaborative project between Arts Development,  Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Theatre Modo. It will culminate in all involved groups taking part in The Aberdeen International Youth Festival 40th Anniversary Celebrations Parade on the 4th August 2012.

The project will offer new arts experiences to young people and their communities.

This Photo was taken by Mike Webster, one of the participants in The Port Project’s research groups, which are currently investigating the history of Aberdeen’s Harbour area. Photo taken at Footdee, March 2012.

Workshops for young people


Arts Development Monday Club, Classes for young people aged 8-15 held on Holiday Mondays from 10-12.30, priced at £12 each.To book a place call Arts Development on 01224 814740


Weird and Wonderful Wire Sculpture at The Belmont Cinema Monday 7th May

At this fun workshop you will learn the basics of working with wire, coiling, twisting and forming to create a creature of your own design. 


Jubille Jewellery at Provost Skenes House Monday 4th June


Taking inspiration from royal jewellery you will explore the basics of jewellery making to create your own customised pieces such as corsages, cuffs and beaded necklaces.

Class Bookings Now being Taken

Life drawing class, held at Ruthrieston Community Centre, run by Arts Development.

Mondays 23 April- 25 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Residents price £100, non residents price £110

Come along to this informative class and learn how to draw the human body. Using a posed model each week you will be taught the basics of anatomical drawing as well as learning how to capture form, tone and shape of the figure using a variety of material. The class is held in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, led by a knowledgeable tutor.

To book call arts development on 01224 814740

Spotlight on: The Port Project

Volunteering Opportunities Information Session

If you are interested in volunteering with Arts Development or just want to find out a bit more about how volunteering works, then please come along to our information session being held at Rosemount Community Centre on the 29 March from 6-8 pm. See the the below image for full details.Port Project, Volunteering

Arts CLub Looking for new members!

The Bon Accord Arts club meets on Wednesdays from 10am – 12 noon, the group work on their own artistic practice and have tuition from an artist once a month. Open to all ages and abilities. If your are interested in joining, get in touch on the below details.

Northern Arts Club
8 Bon Accord Square
Telephone 01224 586928