Deadline: 21 July 2015 at 16:00

We are seeking an experienced provider to devise and deliver an aspirational and accessible programme of high quality original public artwork in the medium of light at the primary site of Union Terrace Gardens. Work will include projections, sculptural and installation work by local, national and international artists. The programme will make best use of the site and surrounding city centre spaces and reflect Aberdeen’s cultural and heritage strengths and sense of place, making best use of the city’s unique architecture and spaces.

All enquiries concerning this ITT should go through the Public Contract Scotland (PCS) Portal.

Title: Delivery Contract for Spectra: Aberdeen Festival of Light 2016

Ref No: JUN211007

For information on the 2015 festival please see

Location: Aberdeen City

For further information, please contact (Mark Bremner), or visit

The deadline is Tuesday 21 July 2015 at 16:00.

via SPECTRA 2016 Aberdeen Festival of Light.


The 2015 Gray’s School of Art Degree Show will open to the public from 20 – 27 June, celebrating 12 years of BP sponsorship.

The show is an annual highlight in the arts calendar, showcasing the work of our graduating students. Many of our graduates have gone on to become leading names in art and design, so the show is a great opportunity to view the work of tomorrow’s creative stars today.

This year, Gray’s School of Art is celebrating 130 years of raising creative profiles in the North East.

via Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2015 | June 2015 | Robert Gordon University Events.

North East Scotland College Aberdeen City Campus, 16 – 20 June

Creative Industries students at North East Scotland College’s Aberdeen City Campus are getting ready for their annual End of Year Show, which is open to the public, at the Campus on Aberdeen’s Gallowgate from 17 – 20 June.

The private opening night on Tuesday 16 June, is expected to attract over 400 invited guests including friends, family, VIPs and representatives from local businesses and educational establishments. The highlight of this event will be the announcement of the Best Work on the Wall Award winners in categories including: Art & Design, Textiles, Visual Communication, Photography and 3D Computer Animation.

Sponsor of this year’s Show is Paradox. The company is also kindly providing the Best Work on the Wall prizes. Established in 2002, Paradox has many years’ experience in the graphic and web design profession, and provides a full design, print and web service to a wide range of clients throughout the world. The company is based in Aberdeen, but has a large client-base in London and the rest of the UK. Paradox will also be sponsoring a ‘People’s Prize’. The winner of this award will be chosen by members of the public who will be invited to vote for their favourite work when they visit the Show. The winner of this award will be announced during the week following the Show.

Dave Stewart from Paradox will be one member of a high profile judging panel at the event which also includes Angie Nicol from Peapod Vintage; photographer Sandra Mckay; Sally Moir and Claire Bruce from SMART Consultants, one of the north-east’s leading art agencies, and Neil McIver, also from Paradox.

Susan Betty, Head of School, said: “Once again the students have produced a stunning selection of work with something for everyone to admire and enjoy – students and staff should be congratulated on their achievement. I would like to thank Paradox for their support and our distinguished panel of judges who have the unenviable task of deciding upon the winners.”

Show is open to the public as follows:

Wednesday 17 June from 10am – 8pm

Thursday 18 June from 10am – 8pm

Friday 19 June from 10am – 4pm

Saturday 20 June from 10am – 1pm

The exhibition takes place in the Aberdeen City Campus Loch Street Common Room and East Block.

via North East Scotland College.

Photography – Alternative Processes (Advanced | 40hr)
4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion and Textile Design (Foundation | 4hr | EXTRA)
Figurative Study (Intermediate | Advanced | 40hr)
Portrait Drawing and Painting (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
4 Day: Figure Drawing School (24hr | EXTRA)
Printmaking: Monoprint and Drypoint (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
The Figure in Clay (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
Portfolio (Foundation | 40hr)
Jewellery and Silversmithing (Advanced | 40hr)
A Day in the Jewellery Workshop (6hr | EXTRA)
Make a Perspex Ring (Foundation | 4hr | EXTRA)
Creative Bookbinding (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)


Join some of Aberdeen’s most inspired minds for an evening of short talks as part of the University of Aberdeen May Festival 2015!

PechaKucha means ‘chitchat’ in Japanese and the format was created by two architects who were fed up with lengthy presentations. PechaKucha runs in over 650 countries around the world – let’s get Aberdeen in the mix. PechaKucha nights bring together art, design, research and fresh ideas.

This page will be updated with speaker details as we get closer to the event. If you are interested in speaking at a PechaKucha Aberdeen please get in touch via the website or email !

via PechaKucha 20×20 – Aberdeen – Vol. 10 – May Festival 2015.

Update on ABpositive AGM and Networking Night

Wednesday 20th May

at The Suttie Arts Space – (within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary),  Forresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN.

Enter through the main hospital  entrance and as you pass the Aroma Café you’ll see signs pointing along the glazed corridor to the Pink Zone.

The Arts Space is on the right before you get to the Zone.

AGM from 6.30pm – 7.00pm

ABpositive’s AGM is the opportunity for members to hear about what has been happening over the past year and the plans going forward. We have one nomination so far for the board and we need at least two more so we have as wide a representation of the cultural community as possible. Anyone interested in putting themselves forward for the board (3 spaces available) please email the chair of ABpositive Stewart Aitken

Who, What, When, Where & Why Netwoking night

Registration is straight after the AGM at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start finishing about 9.00pm

We have a full house of presenters waiting in the wings to share their thoughts, ideas, work and also opportunities for collaboration so please come along and hear some interesting presentations.

Everything from literature to events, exhibitions to art therapy as well as how to get involved in shaping the future direction of ABpositive. Presenters include Alison Chandler (ACVO) Iain Halkett (Aberdeen Artists), Freda Morrison (Pushing out the Boat) Jen Shaw (Uni of Aberdeen), Artists Stephanie Vandem, Rachel Grant and Anita Bell on their different exhibitions and work along with contributions Yvonne Billimore (Scottish Sculpture Studio) and also Deveron Arts, ABpositive and Suttie Arts Space.

However if you have something burning to say and share we could probably squeeze one or two more people in so please let us know if you’d like to. Otherwise please support the presenters and come and enjoy the chance to chat, see the exhibition in the Arts Space. This event is hosted in partnership with the team from Grampian Health Arts Trust (GHAT) and there will be a chance to view the Aberdeen Artists exhibition in the gallery.

If you fancy presenting or coming along to the event then please RSVP to: as soon as possible so we can have enough refreshments available.

Both events that follows is for anyone interested in culture in the North East and ABpositive welcomes new members all year round – it is free to join our mailing list and to attend our events.

via ABpositive AGM and Who, What, When, Where and Why Networking Night.

Deadline: 31 May 2015 at 23:55

Motion Picture Call Out

As part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Woodland Creatures in association with BARK will be hosting a variety of performances and film nights during the month of August.

Located on Leith Walk we are an alternative venue away from the over crowded city centre that serves as an artfully-designed backdrop for the festival.

We are sending out an open call to all motion picture artists to submit a sample of their work for consideration. The film nights aim to showcase Scottish based emerging and established filmmakers, video artists and animators.

The venue is fully equipped with an HD/3D digital projector, a pull down projection screen and P.A. system.

We aim to provide an opportunity for film enthusiasts to mingle with emerging talent and to organise a variety of Q and A discussions between filmmakers and the audience after each screening.

There is no submission fee for entries and screenings will be advertised as free entry with audience donations after each screening.

Deadline for submissions: May 31st.

Selections will be made and entrants advised by Mid-June

Submission guidelines:

Short motion pictures of all genres (documentary, fiction, experimental, art house cinema, animation and video art)- in digital form.

Running time: Under 15mins including titles.

Submit via on-line link or via email.

Include a brief summary of the film and a short bio.

Smile on !

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Sandy),

The deadline is Sunday 31 May 2015 at 23:55.

via Motion Creatures: Film Call Out.

If you are a sound artist based in North East of Scotland and interested in applying for this opportunity, please do apply!

Please note: all applicants must read the Application Guidelines before submitting this form. Completed applications must be emailed to and received no later than 5pm on 31 May 2015.

via How to apply | Torry Sound Project: Navigations.

June – September Brochure

Available Now!


We’re delighted to share with you our June-September brochure.  

Just click here to start looking through the pdf. We have some really exciting upcoming shows, including Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Liz Lochhead and Steve Kettley and the launch of our Curious season – a partnership between the Barn, sound, NEAT and Buchanan Food – as well as some cracking film seasons, and workshops.

Bookings are available online or through the Box Office on 01330 825431. We hope you find something exciting to catch your eye!

To allow us to open on a Saturday, please note that from June the Box Office will be open Tuesday to Saturday12pm-4pm.  You can still buy tickets online 24/7.

Happy browsing!

the Woodend Barn Team

Lecturer in Digital Marketing (Ref A44674)

Aberdeen Business School – Department of Communication, Marketing & Media

At Aberdeen Business School, we recognise that an understanding of digital media is fundamental to ensure the currency of all our graduates. We plan to further embed the related knowledge, skills and techniques across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and need an expert in digital marketing and media to help us realise this vision. ‘Big Data’ has been identified as a strategic priority for the University, and this post will also feed into related work being undertaken in the digital media field in Gray’s School of Art and the School of Computing.

We expect you to have experience of designing and implementing digital strategies, and an understanding of the related tools, technologies and knowledge base. As a member of staff in the Department of Communication, Marketing and Media, you will be involved in the related delivery across various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Business School and a member of the course team for the new MSc Digital marketing. You will also be expected to contribute to the research agenda, with related output and contribution to research funding bids and projects.

You might currently be working in the digital media/marketing industry or in a related teaching and research capacity. We’re in the business of changing lives, developing students into highly employable graduates. This is your opportunity to be part of that amazing journey and join our 1500 colleagues who already enjoy the vibrant community, richly rewarding work and lifestyle afforded by generous holidays (46 days per annum) and flexible working options. We’re happy to consider part time applications to allow you to maintain your expertise in the industry.

And while you develop your career, we’ll be looking after your future, with generous pension contributions and state of the art facilities at our stunning riverside campus at Garthdee.

There are a restricted number of certificates of sponsorship available in the UK and there is no guarantee that University would be able to obtain one should the successful candidate require one.

Salary: £38511-£45954

Position Type: Full-time , Permanent

Relocation assistance will be available for this post

Closing Date: 18 May 2015

Interviewing : 29 May 2015

A Disclosure will be requested for the successful applicant

via RGU: Job Summary.