Seventeen - Festival Hub
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
17 Belmont Street Aberdeen AB10 1JR

The Look Again festival (8-12 April 2015) is a thought provoking and innovative celebration of visual art and design that aims to challenge the way we see the Granite City.

Look Again brings together internationally acclaimed artists such as Helen Schell, homegrown success stories including husband and wife duo Philip Thompson and Gabrielle Reith-Thompson and the up-and-coming talents of the likes of Gray’s School of Art graduate Ronald Plowman.

The centerpiece of the five-day event will be the complete transformation of six of the city’s best- loved monuments for the Look at Me sculpture trail.

The statues being re-worked include: William Wallace, in Rosemount Viaduct, becoming a space-age warrior; Robert Burns, in Union Terrace, dressed in bright knitted socks and 3D printed headphones; Robert the Bruce, in Broad Street, covered in ceramic pigeons and The Mannie, in Castlegate, turned into a chatty Aberdonian.

Lively, interactive tours of the sculpture trail will be held daily throughout the festival where visitors will be kept captivated, entertained and informed.

The festival is being spearheaded by a partnership between SMART, Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Aberdeen City Council.

A full, complimentary programme of exhibitions and workshops will be running at RGU’s Garthdee Campus and across the city.

This includes:

  • Exhibitions by Gray’s School of Art Application Supervisor in Printmaking Cameron Ross and graduate Ronald Plowman.
  • Undergraduate students are being invited to submit digital designs in honour of a George Kelly mural that once was seen in Garthdee House. The winning design will be projected in its original place and the selected student work will form a George Kelly exhibition at the library on campus.
  • An exhibition held at city centre venue Seventeen from students at the School of Architecture whom present future designs for a temporary building, which will act as the hub for future Look Again festivals.
  • The screening of a fly-on-the-wall documentary made by members of Garthdee’s community centre capturing the festival.
  • An exhibition of Robert Gordon University’s 3D visualisation capabilities and how these used across a range of industries.

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