Look Again has de­signs on pub­lic

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS -

The fourth an­nual Look Again fes­ti­val was kicked off yes­ter­day with a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween a renowned Lon­don artist and a dozen city school­child­ren.

Rob Lowe, who is bet­ter known in de­sign cir­cles as Su­per­mun­dane, un­veiled his lat­est piece out­side Cather­ine Street com­mu­nity cen­tre.

The Su­perAberdeen mu­ral com­bines Mr Lowe’s sig­na­ture geo­met­ric pat­terns with il­lus­tra­tions and pho­to­graphs taken by lo­cal young­sters dur­ing work­shops with cre­ative col­lec­tive Stack.

Look Again aims to take over fa­mil­iar spa­ces with con­tem­po­rary art and de­sign, en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to see the city through fresh eyes.

Mr Lowe said: “Hope­fully art­work like this will help peo­ple to look at the area in a new way. It’s got a lot of peo­ple ex­cited about where they live.”

More than 120 artists and de­sign­ers have been in­volved in this year’s fes­ti­val, which has been or­gan­ised by Robert Gor­don Uni­ver­sity and art cu­ra­tor Smart.

Co­in­cid­ing with Scot­land’s Year of Young Peo­ple, the event has been given the theme of “se­ri­ous play”.

It runs un­til Sunday and in­cludes a fairy­tale-es­que house nes­tled within Marischal Col­lege and a “multi-sen­sory” oil rig play­park on Broad Street.

Hi­lar y Ni­coll, the fes­ti­val’s as­so­ciate di­rec­tor, said: “Ev­ery­thing is about play. We’re go­ing from strength to strength.

“We want peo­ple to look at the city through fresh eyes and take a bit more pride in it. There is a lot of work which will make peo­ple stop and think.”

The House in the Woods at Marischal Col­lege

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