Torry in colour with art project

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

Three Aberdeen artists have been re­cruited to breathe new life into Torry’s main thor­ough­fare.

In­spired by the NuArt Fes­ti­val, which was held in the city cen­tre in April, the Vic­toriArt Road project will in­volve the in­stal­la­tion of art through­out the street.

This sum­mer, artists from across the north­east were in­vited to sub­mit their ideas for the scheme, with three se­lected to take part.

Stu­art Al­lan pre­vi­ously par­tic­i­pated in the Painted Doors and Friends of An­chor 20for20 projects, and has also painted a giant mu­ral at craft beer giant BrewDog’s base in Ohio.

He will be joined by Justin Lawrie, and an artist known only as Ugly Peo­ple, who wants to cre­ate an art trail the length of the street, with stick­ers as a re­ward.

Work on the project will be­gin in Novem­ber.

Karen Cardno, vol­un­teer devel­op­ment worker for the Vic­toriArt Road Col­lec­tive, said: “We wanted to re­cruit peo­ple who were in­vested in the project and gen­uinely pas­sion­ate about en­cour­ag­ing civic en­gage­ment and cre­at­ing a last­ing move­ment in Torry.

“This is such a great project to be in­volved in.

“It has brought a widerange of peo­ple to­gether and it is amaz­ing to see how the group is grow­ing in con­fi­dence. We want to take that pos­i­tiv­ity out onto the streets.”

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