Huntly: A Place of Inspiration
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Huntly: A Place of Inspiration

Stepping from the train, I saw the petite houses of Huntly nestled within the beautiful, green countryside of Aberdeenshire. Adventuring further into the town, I discovered, what I later defined as, an array of “hidden faces” in “beautiful places”, including the dog on the wall in No. 11 Café, the clock’s face observing the square … Continue reading

Reflections on ‘Scottishness’ and Identity
Creativity / MLitt / Participatory Art / Postgraduate / Scotland

Reflections on ‘Scottishness’ and Identity

Upon learning that myself and three other MLitt students were to collaborate with Deveron Projects in Huntly, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I hadn’t been back to Huntly in 6 years (despite my parents only living 25 minutes away) and my limited awareness of the group came from hazy memories of school art projects.  However, … Continue reading

Between the Waves and Unquiet Mind: Slow Walking at the Aberdeen Beach
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Between the Waves and Unquiet Mind: Slow Walking at the Aberdeen Beach

The sound of waves struggling against the air, the earth and each other is very loud. Listening to it for nearly two hours triggered the feelings of annoyance, awareness, and astonishment: I wanted the noise to stop at once. Acknowledging the ocean’s existence, I, impressed, realised that the waves never stop hitting the shore. The … Continue reading

Slow Walking on the Beach: Reflections on a Participatory Walk with Bibo Keeley
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Slow Walking on the Beach: Reflections on a Participatory Walk with Bibo Keeley

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 was one of the foggiest days I’ve seen in Aberdeen—it was the first time I ever had to drive with my fog lights on. It was on this murky, grey, dreary autumnal Aberdeen day that my Performance Art class was scheduled to participate in a slow walk on Aberdeen Beach with … Continue reading

Learning to Touch: Caroline Inckle’s ‘Black Swan White Elephant’ at Seventeen, Belmont Street
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Learning to Touch: Caroline Inckle’s ‘Black Swan White Elephant’ at Seventeen, Belmont Street

On Wednesday 8th March, students in Dr. Amy Bryzgel’s Postmodern Art class took a field trip to visit several of Aberdeen’s visual arts spaces, including Seventeen on Belmont Street. The current exhibition in the upstairs gallery is Black Swan White Elephant, by North East-based artist Caroline Inckle. Inckle’s exhibition takes the form of a giant … Continue reading

Maja Bekan’s Exhibition at the CCA in Warsaw – On whether a gallery security guard who speaks English can become an artist
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Maja Bekan’s Exhibition at the CCA in Warsaw – On whether a gallery security guard who speaks English can become an artist

  Maja Bekan’s exhibition 23 Assemblies at the Zamek Ujazdowski – Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Warsaw curated by Anna Ptak invites its visitors to take part in the process of the gallery guards becoming performance artists. Bekan was an artist in residence at the CCA and the exhibition is the result of her … Continue reading