Midsummer Arts Festival @ Aden Country Park
June 17, 2016
Sunday 19th June 2016
Following on from the Art in Aden public consultation and the production of a Public Art Strategy for Aden Country Park we are delighted to launch the project with the Midsummer Arts Festival on Sunday 19th June between 11am and 4pm.
The Midsummer Arts Festival will offer a range of activities for all ages including an opportunity to see the art work of the six commissioned artists who are exploring the theme of Secrets, Stories and Mysteries.
The six temporary art installations will take many shapes, forms and mediums (including a 10 feet tall midsummer badger puppet!) and will all relate to Aden Country Park in some way. Each artists work will be sited in Aden Country Park, forming an arts trail which visitors are encouraged to explore.
Commissioned professional artists include Allan Watson, Carla Angus, Gordon Burnett, Jenny Johnstone, Kate Robinson and Ken Cockburn.
Artwork will include a 10 foot badger, a poetry walk, sand painting, an opportunity to scrabble wi Doric, a trail of welcome shelters and a larger than life brobdingnagian gate. Some of the artists will also be providing hands on activity, so come along and get involved.
In addition the onsite Aberdeenshire Farming Museum is also officially launching its new temporary museum exhibition as part of the Midsummer Arts Festival. The exhibition aims to explore what visitors think and feel about the farming heritage of the North East of Scotland.
Other activities will include bird box making, country fair stalls, free drop in craft activities, face painting and Tam O Shunter train rides.
The event also ties in with the second Music at Aden performance. Following on from the hugely successful Aberden Sinfionetta String Quartet Richard Ingham is to provide a free Masterclass & Recital. To ensure your seat please reserve your tickets in advance. For further information please visit the Richard Ingham event page.
For further information on the Aden Public Art Strategy please visit the Friends of Aden webpage.
For further information about the Aden Public Art Project please visit the Aden Public Art Project link.
The Midsummer Arts Festival event is brought to you through partnership working between the Friends of Aden, Buchan Development Partnership (BDP) and Aberdeenshire Council.
The development of the Aden Country Park Public Art Strategy and temporary Public Art Trail has been made possible through the funding support from the Aberdeenshire Council’s Public Art Scheme.
Times: 11am – 4pm
Suitable for: All ages Welcome
Meeting point: Courtyard area in front of the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum
Booking required: No
Charge: Free Event
Contact: Email Aden Development Worker on: email@example.com or Tel: 01771 613584
Source: Midsummer Arts Festival