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2019 Programme

LA 2019 Festival // 7-16 June

The fifth annual Look Again Festival will take place between 7 - 16 June 2019. As always Look Again presents ambitious creative projects and new works by leading and emerging artists, designers, photographers, architects and writers that think carefully about place and catalyse collaboration, participation and experiences that allow us to look at our city with fresh eyes. We have asked our commissioned artists to think about the theme of New Narratives, emboldening them to enter new territory and respond to our fast changing world.

This year’s festival lasts longer and extends further than ever before, and everything is FREE!

Weekend one and Weekend two are packed full of activity, with all our installations and exhibitions open to the public, talks and performances taking place and opportunities galore to encounter brilliant mobile artworks that are moving around the city. Midweek we have events at the Belmont Filmhouse Kino Bar, including talks with Look Again artists, our Creative Chit-Chat night and don’t miss the launch of Etsy Aberdeen Summer Showcase at The Anatomy Rooms. Exhibitions at The Music Hall, W OR M, Aberdeen Market Village and in the Castlegate are open all week during festival hours.

Booking:
All of the Look Again Festival talks, events and workshops are FREE but some may require you to book a place.
please visit:
www.eventbrite.com or www.aberdeenperformingarts.com and search for your chosen event.

Late Night Launch:
Thursday 6 June 6.00pm - midnight
more info HERE

 

2019 artists

John Walter
The Fourth Wall

The Fourth Wall by John Walter is a 360° immersive video exhibited in Virtual Reality. His first VR work, it builds on his experience of working in video, animation, computer-aided design, collage, painting and sculpture but abbreviates these approaches into a completely new kind of maximalist aesthetic by compressing and hybridising them.

The extraordinary Marischal College is the setting for The Fourth Wall. It features within the composition, recurring as a leitmotif that changes scale and character over time much like a melody varies within a song. Alongside historical references such as the obelisk that once stood in the quad, and Aberdeen as the site of a typhoid outbreak in the 1960s, traced to Fray Bentos corned beef, images and slogans from John’s repertoire are conjoined in a complex adaptive system of saturated colour that creates a dizzying immersive experience of the site.

John Walter is visual artist, curator and academic based in London. He won the 2016 Hayward Touring Curatorial Open for Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, which travelled from The MAC in Belfast to DCA Dundee and Bury Art Museum. His project Alien Sex Club (2015) was featured as part of Somewhere in Between at The Wellcome Collection, London (2018) and as part of Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2017). His diverse artistic practice includes collaborating with scientists including Prof Greg Towers (UCL) on CAPSID (2018), which looked at the molecular workings of HIV to address broader social and cultural questions.

LOCATION:
Marischal College Quad // AB10 1AB

7-9 + 14-16 June
10.00 - 17.00
Age 8+

www.johnwalter.net

 

Artists' Tuck Shop

Artists’ Tuck Shop

David McDiarmid, Jon Nicolson, Stuart Noble, Emma Rogers and Rachel Rogers.

The Artists’ Tuck Shop is a mobile tuck shop trolley serving up yummy snacks and handy artworks made by artists, popping up at multiple venues throughout the Look Festival.

The Artists’ Tuck Shop is brought to you by a group of artists currently based in Glasgow. David, Jon, Stuart and Emma hail from the Painting department of Gray’s School of Art (2009-2013) and were previously involved in setting up the art collective Visual Artist Unit that organised talks for previous Look Again Festivals 2016-2018. Rachel is the designer and maker behind RR Designs, having previously graduated from the Jewellery department at Cardonald College (2010-2012).

LOCATION:
Travelling across Aberdeen City Centre:
Look Again Project Space / Bon Accord & St Nicholas / Marischal College / W OR M / The Anatomy Rooms.

7-9 + 15-16 June
10.00 - 17.00

www.artiststuckshop.co.uk

 

Craig Barrowman_Mobile Proposal Machine

Craig Barrowman
Mobile Ploposal Machine

The Mobile Ploposal Machine will roam the city streets looking for people to generate ideas for spectacular new works of public art in Aberdeen.

Using the self-contained, solar-powered, pop-up creative workshop hidden within the giant head of Aberdeen’s pre-eminent architect, Archibald Simpson, folk of all ages will be helped to create scale models of their ideas from a range of traditional, hands-on materials. These models will be photographed and digitally manipulated to create posters which visualise the sculptures in various locations around the city.

This project aims to engage citizens in the process of developing new personal narratives in public spaces. These intuitive, playful, temporary interventions could perhaps function as a response to the seemingly opaque and arbitrary powers that shape our cities.

Craig Barrowman is a multimedia artist working with sculpture and performance to explore communication and perception, particularly in community engagement and the politics of public space. He has used mobile interactive sculpture in public projects to engage people in collaboratively examining and exposing the power structures which govern behaviour in our shared places.

LOCATION:
Traveling across Aberdeen City Centre

7-9 + 14-16 June
10.00 - 17.00

www.craigbarrowman.co.uk

 

Jacqueline Donachie_The Temple of Jackie

Jacqueline Donachie
The Temple of Jackie

Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in the world. Using sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, her work is rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity.

The Temple of Jackie is a converted mobile camping trailer, that has been used to play honky-tonk and country music, serve soup and show films, and as a stand-alone sculpture. The light structure and cantilever design, easy to fold up and tow, has a level of adaption and mobility that appeals to the artist. During Look Again Festival The Temple of Jackie will be animated by local DJ’s throughout Weekend One + Weekend Two, including 2Day Radio as part of fringe festival Listen Again.

First commissioned in 2011 by Radar at Loughborough University, and was most recently exhibited at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh 2017.

Jacqueline Donachie is an award-winning Scottish artist who has recently had solo shows at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. She lives and works in Glasgow.

LOCATION:
Broad Street // AB10 1AB

7-9 + 15-16 June
10.00 - 17.00

www.jacquelinedonachie.co.uk

 

Steve Smith + Ian Grosz_Trading Faces

Steve Smith & Ian Grosz
Trading Faces

Trading Faces aims to highlight the often-overlooked space of Aberdeen Market Village through the experience of traders who give the space its own unique sense of place. The Exhibition comprises large format Portrait Images combined with an Audio Installation to engage exhibition goers with the oral histories of the market as a place of work and community. The work itself sits within a social documentary framework that will inform, educate, and enlighten exhibition goers.

The portraits and audio together create a sense of discovery and surprise as personal and community history is revealed within the extant market space and its network of trade stalls and eating areas. The exhibition aims to create an experience that engages people with a city in transition, highlight the challenges facing traders, and to celebrate the space and the people that make up what the market is today.

Photographer Steve Smith is a full-time lecturer of photography at North East Scotland College and associate lecturer at RGU, Aberdeen. Having completed studies in advertising, marketing and PR, Smith embarked on a 5-year study in photography and professional media, which latterly saw him move to London to embark on a lengthy photographic career. Clients incl. i-D magazine, Dazed and Confused, Harrods Magazine, GQ style, The Times and The Telegraph, to name a few.

Ian Grosz is an Aberdeenshire based writer and researcher interested in Landscape and Place. He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Anthropology and an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Aberdeen. His work has featured both in print and on-line with publications including: The Press and Journal, The Island Review, Southlight Magazine, Causeway / Cabhsair Magazine, and published internationally in Anthology. He is chairman of the Lemon Tree Writers based in Aberdeen, and a Community Based Creative Writing Tutor for Aberdeenshire Council.

LOCATION:
Aberdeen Market Village // AB11 5NX

7-16 June
10.00 - 17.00
(closed Sundays)

www.tradingfaces.org

 

Aberdeen Follies_Colourdeen

Aberdeen Follies -
Colourdeen

Aberdeen is often perceived as a monotonous, cloudy and rainy place, earning it the title of ‘Grey City’ or ‘Granite City’. What people may not know is that Aberdeen is also the ‘Floral Capital of Scotland’, awarded the Britain in Bloom Best City Award multiple times. Coloured flower displays sing out against greyscale tones, and plenty of colour can be found in the buildings themselves from the original stone or due to weathering.

This pavilion has been developed in appreciation of the rain and the hidden colours of the city. Hanging fabric and dense colour references the elements, with the tones and silhouettes of the local vernacular interpreting the different seasons, times of day and other aspects of the city.

Built by Final year students of Architecture and Architectural Technology from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University.

Chester Kendell, Dele Fisher, Eilidh Walter, Jamie Christou, Jonathan Strachan, Nick Nempis, Rachael Mclean. Supervised by Dr. Theo Dounas.

LOCATION:
Marischal Square // AB10 1BA

7-9 June
10.00 - 17.00

 

Look Again
Creative Chit-Chat

Look Again Creative Chit-Chat is a night of fast paced, inspiring creative presentations, aimed at highlighting the breadth of talent here in the Northeast.

We’ll hear from a range of speakers connected to the creative industries, who will use a super-fast, fun, relaxed presentation format to talk about what they do and why they do it.

Speakers:
Ica Headlum // Creative Me Podcast
STACK Artist Collective
Jon Reid + Mary Butterworth // Kekun Studio
Lesley Ann Rose // Aberdeen Performing Arts
Tim Courtney // Film maker + Musician
Zoë Daniel // Journalist
Phil Astley // Aberdeen City Archives

LOCATION:
Belmont Filmhouse (Kino Bar) // AB10 1JS

11 June
19.00 - 22.00

 

Gray’s School of Art
Degree Show 2019

LOCATION:
Gray’s School of Art // AB10 7QD

15-22 June
Weekdays 10.00-20.00
Weekends 10.00-17.00

Private View
14 June 19.00-22.00

www.rgu.ac.uk

 

Listen Again

Listen Again is a new fringe festival, curated by Jack Murray-Brown, running alongside Look Again Festival.

The festival is focussed on contemporary / experimental music and club culture. Featuring performances, live coding and workshops, discussions, radio and club nights.

For more information and to see the full line up visit the website: www.listenagainfestival.co.uk

7-16 June / various times
Pick up a Listen Again programme from one on the Look Again venues.

 

Morag Myerscough
Love at First Sight

‘I want people to fall back in love with their own place, go out and look at it as if it’s the first time they have been there’

Obsessed with ‘Belonging’, Morag Myerscough is fascinated by how colour, pattern and words can change urban environments and people’s perceptions of spaces into places. Her strong visual approach is instantly recognisable, elevating every context in which it is placed and creating a sense of joy and belonging for all those who encounter it. She often draws on shared cultural history and heritage, creating specific local responses for each distinct audience that will see and experience the work; creating community and building identity.

For her first project in Scotland, Morag presents Love at First Sight, a large scale structure; part pavilion, part-stage, that encircles the Mercat Cross in the historic Castlegate, animating it with her signature super colourful work. Love at First Sight puts Aberdeen firmly at the centre of Myerscough’s family narrative. The journey north east has been an emotional re-connection with the city where her parents first met, in a chance encounter on the stairs of an Aberdeen boarding house. This new work references that pivotal moment and highlights the traditional role of the Mercat Cross as a meeting point and place of exchange.

Love At First Sight has been hand painted by the community and we are indebted to the 30 hard working volunteers, without whom this project could not have been realised.

Morag has been working with Northeast-based poet Jo Gilbert, who has written new poems in Doric that are incorporated into the structure. Jo also collaborated with Aberdeen Multi Cultural Centre and these new works are powerfully emotional in their outpouring of love for the city. In and around Love at First Sight you will also encounter a range of performances from the local Aberdeen spoken word, comedy and music scenes, curated by Jo Gilbert.

LOCATION:
Mercat Cross, Castlegate // AB11 5BQ

7-16 June
10.00 - 17.00

@moragmyerscough

 

Zloto_Caro&Karo Taxi

Zloto
Caro&Karo Taxi

Caro&Karo Taxi is a multimedia project of a socially engaged nature, which consists of three main elements: an iconic classic car, video-works and interaction. The project’s main character, the car, which will be presented under a nickname Caro, is a legendary icon of European moto-nostalgia, irrational romanticism and unfulfilled promises of prosperity. For this project it will become a pretext to discuss new perspectives on Scotland’s shifting relationships with Europe.

Sneaked into the UK right before Brexit, especially for Look Again Festival Caro will be turned into a mobile video gallery. Having obtained an interesting revamp, Caro will become a colourful adornment to the streets of the Granite City.

Zloto is an audio-visual artist based in Aberdeen, working mainly in installation, moving image and performance. Leader of a one-woman electro punk project operating under the same name. Zloto Graduated in Contemporary Art Practice in 2018 at Gray’s School of Art. In 2019 she represented Gray’s at the New Contemporaries exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh.

LOCATION:
Flag Down Caro from George Street (outside Bon Accord // AB25 1HZ) and hop in for an alternative journey across Aberdeen and the Festival.

7-9 + 15-16 June
10.00 - 17.00
Age 12+

www.Zlotozloto.co.uk

 

In Between States

In Between States:
New Art from North Macedonia

“In Between States” is an exchange exhibition project between Scotland, and North Macedonia, at a time of great political uncertainty and upheaval in both countries. Three emerging artists from North Macedonia address contemporary perceptions of “in between-ness” in installation, sound and video.

Ivana Sidžimovska’s work features sound art and video. Born in Skopje, she is now based in Berlin, Germany. Her new work for this exhibition will focus on the processes of political change in the UK and North Macedonia.

Ana Jovanovska studied printmaking and design in Skopje and Cherbourg. She has exhibited widely in the Western Balkan region and in Russia. She is an installation artist who works between Kumanovo and Skopje in North Macedonia.

Ana Lazarevska is based in Skopje, North Macedonia. She works with new media technologies, interactive installation, and performance. At the moment she works with problematics of technology and its influence on the human psyche.

LOCATION:
W OR M
11 Castle Street // AB11 5BQ

7 June - 6 July
10.00 - 17.00
(closed Sunday / Monday)

www.peacockvisualarts.com

 

Tendency Towards_LOVEAND...

Tendency Towards
LOVEAND…

Centring around a desk-like structure enmeshed in a pod, LOVEAND... is Tendency Towards’ first large-scale exhibition commission as a group. Bringing together a constellation of enquiries into the apparatus and habits of hyper-capitalist working environments, the committee have sought to inverse the functionality of office furnishings to create an intimate space in which to contemplate co-working labour realities through the vocabulary of self-improvement.

Blending together material and object considerations alongside moving-image, texts and found material from disparate sources of self-care content, ranging from podcasts, beauty bloggers, texts, mindfulness apps, LOVEAND... marks a new mode of production for the initiative through a collapsing of artistic production alongside curatorial practice. The intention here is to utilise the trappings of information-production to generate a meditation around the experiences of contemporary work-habits. Throughout the festival run, a series of performative interactions and gestures within the environment will promote a slow-down and sharing approach to the site of productive labour.

Tendency Towards is an Aberdeen based artist-led initiative comprising of artists Yvette Bathgate, Jessica Barrie, Donald Butler, Paula Buskevica, Mary Gordon and Jake Shepherd. Since 2017 they have operated a programme of exhibitions, workshops and public events to support experimental arts practices, most recently engaging in research around emotional labour within collective arts practices, producing as a cohort.

LOCATION:
The Anatomy Rooms // AB10 1AP

7-9 + 14-16 June

10.00 - 17.00

www.tendencytowards.com

 

Etsy Aberdeen_Summer Showcase

Aberdeen Etsy Summer Showcase

The ever-popular Aberdeen Etsy Market is returning for a second Summer Showcase as part of the Look Again Festival. The curated design fair will showcase the best of Aberdeen City and Shire talent, celebrating the makers, collectors and artisans in local community. It will also house an art installation communally created by the Aberdeen Etsy Team. An opportunity to meet the makers, support local creatives and buy quality products ranging from illustration, art, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, cosmetics to homeware.

Aberdeen Etsy Team are a not-for-profit creative community that supports Etsy sellers at any age and stage of their careers - from business start-up to long-term shop owners. The aim of the group is to bring the creative community in Aberdeen together, facilitating a platform for networking and making new friends, while encouraging connections and collaborative work. They run workshops, talks, pop-ups, & casual meet-ups, as well as the hugely successful uk-wide Etsy Made Local market. 

LOCATION:
The Anatomy Rooms // AB10 1AP

Launch Night:
13 June 18.00 - 20.00

14 - 15 June 10.00 - 17.00
16 June 11.00 - 17.00

www.facebook.com/AberdeenEtsyTeam/

 

Aberdeen Follies_The LivingRoom

Aberdeen Follies -
The LivingRoom

The LivingRoom provides a place for human interaction, exchange of stories/narratives, and a ‘public living room’ within the city, where everyone can feel at home.

Within The LivingRoom you are invited to recycle your books, swapping your pre-loved paperbacks, and perhaps starting conversations and meeting new friends.

The LivingRoom literally embodies the Look Again Festival theme of ‘New Narratives’ through the action of exchange and in aspects of the design. It is PEOPLE who create new narratives; we are just giving them the tools to do it.

Built by Final year students of Architecture and Architectural Technology from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University.

Debora Dimitrova, Ben Muir, Ben Macfarlane, Thomas Proctor, Calum Hutcheon, Ayanda Mahachi. Supervised by Dr. Theo Dounas.

LOCATION:
Marischal Square // AB10 1BA

7-9 June
10.00 - 17.00

 

Mercat Cross_Spoken Word

Spoken Word +
Comedy

Poet, Jo Gilbert has curated a range of performances from the local Aberdeen spoken word, comedy and music scenes to take place in and around Morag Myerscough’s Love at First Sight installation during Look Again Festival.

Jo Gilbert is a writer and spoken word artist from Aberdeen. Jo won the StAnza slam 2018, the all women poetry slam in 2017 and opened for American poet Neil Hilborn at the Lemon Tree. Her work has been published in Northwords Now and the FWS new voices anthology 2018. Jo is currently working on her first poetry collection.

LOCATION:
Mercat Cross, Castlegate // AB11 5BQ

8-9 + 15-16 June
14.00 - 16.00

 

Look Inside_workshop

LOOKINSIDE Collective Workshop

Join the LOOKINSIDE Collective at workshops to engage with the public on the theme of ‘New Narratives’, reinventing familiar surroundings. The LOOKINSIDE collective will demonstrate the process they utilise in generating their designs as a starting point for the workshops. The attendees will explore the area around Marischal College to gather shapes/images and drawings to develop into personal out comes through simple printing, collage and 3D working.

FREE - booking required via Eventbrite
suitable for families/young people/adults.

Look Inside Collective:
Gabrielle Reith // Mags Gray // Aubin Stewart //Anne Marquiss

LOCATION:
The Anatomy Rooms // AB10 1AP

8+9 June
2 workshops per day
11.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 16.00

Shane Strachan
The Bill Gibb Line

The Bill Gibb Line is a spoken-word film and exhibition of new narratives across poetry and fashion inspired by the life and work of the Northeast-born fashion designer who was world renowned in the 1970s. It will centre around six new poems by writer-performer Shane Strachan, each inspired by a different fashion show across Gibb’s illustrious and tumultuous career from the late 60s to the mid-80s.

Supported by filmmaker Graeme Roger of Wildbird, the film will feature a spoken word performance by Shane along with new garments created by 3rd-year Fashion and Textiles students at Gray’s School of Art, all influenced by Gibb’s diverse designs.

The exhibition will also feature the poems digitally printed on textiles in the space, alongside a new dress design by Gray’s students Beth Coventry and Catherine Macdonald inspired by drawings and pattern cuttings held at Robert Gordon’s Art & Heritage Collections for Gibb’s final 1985 fashion show, ‘The Bronze Age’.

Originally from Bill Gibb’s hometown of Fraserburgh, Shane Strachan is a writer and performer based in Aberdeen. His work for both page and stage is concerned with the Northeast’s relationship with the wider world, including his work-in-progress novel inspired by Gibb’s life and work for which he was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Aberdeen.

LOCATION:
Look Again Project Space
32 St Andrew Street // AB25 1JA

7-9 + 14-16 June
10.00 - 17.00

www.shanestrachan.com

 

Studio N_Name_The Radical Caterpillars

Studio N_NAME
The Radical Caterpillars

The Radical Caterpillars is an all encompassing performance and art installation that will be part of a wider fictional narrative. Influenced by the decisions being made by our nation and the impact that this may have on our future generations, we have created a fictional world where children have risen up to overthrow the adults and seize power over the UK, with their own political movement the ‘Radical Caterpillars’. A visitor Check Point, Government Manifesto Colouring Book, Visitor Passport and party propaganda posters can be discovered within the city, leading the viewer through the new revolution.

Studio N_NAME are a collective duo who specialise in urban art, commercial illustration, design and art direction. They have worked with a diverse mix of clients, ranging from galleries to high street brands to community groups, delivering hands-on art based solutions - often incorporating these works into final commissioned art works.

LOCATION:
The Green // AB11 6PE

7-9 + 15-16 June
10.00 - 17.00

www.studiononame.co.uk

 

Kirsty Russell_Threshold(s)

Kirsty Russell
Threshold(s)

Kirsty Russell has produced a large-scalemaT that will be installed in the city centre. The mat will act as a threshold, welcoming visitors in to public space in the city. It is an invitation to spend time, and rest during the Festival.

Kirsty is concerned with support. Through her work she offers a visual language to consider that which underpins and maintains. Her practice extends into places or care, education and artist practice - where she makes space, encourages and balances.

Support Structures: a reading group -
On 16 June 11.00 - 12.00, Kirsty will host a reading group on Threshold(s) aiming to grow a conversation surrounding support.

LOCATION:
Aberdeen Town House // AB10 1AR

7-9 + 15-16 June
10.00 - 17.00

www.kirstyrussell.co.uk

 

Design and Code_Glisk

Design and Code
Glisk

Aberdeen based creative agency Design and Code bring their unique mix of creative and technical expertise to the Music Hall screen with a celebration of Doric dialect, synonymous with our sense of identity in the Northeast.

Glisk is a Doric word meaning ‘passing glance’ and now a new app that invites the public to upload favourite Doric words and phrases - the more obscure the better!

Visit glisk.app to take part and share your love for the Northeast, or log on to vote for the phrase you like the best. Winning texts will be brought to life on the big screen as animations that deserve much more than a passing glance; see if you can spot yours!

As well as input from the public, Design and Code have collaborated with Morag Myerscough, using patterns from her Love at First Sight work in the Castlegate as inspiration. Jo Gilbert’s poetry for Love at First Sight will also feature, with the project creating a call and response in Doric along Union Street.

Take part and share your Doric phrases online at: glisk.app

LOCATION:
The Music Hall
Union Street // AB10 1QS

7 - 30 June

www.designandcode.com

 

The Anatomy Rooms

The Anatomy Rooms
Open House Weekender / Exhibitions / Workshops

Open House Weekender:
The Studio residents at The Anatomy Rooms will open their doors to visitors. Come along to meet the artists and designers and gain an insight into their working processes.

The Anatomy Rooms was established in 2015 by arts organisation All In Ideas and is a core arts and creative industries facility offering space and support to a broad range of creative practitioners, projects whilst working closely with partners.

15 June 12.00 - 18.00
(18.00 onwards - drinks/music/BYOB)

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Exhibitions:
Am I Using Material Or Is Material Using Me?
Elliot Cookson / Hannah Gibson / Marcus Murison
7-9 June 12.00 - 16.00

This Pernicious Nuisance
Jess Wilson-Leigh
7-9 June 12.00 - 16.00
15 June 12.00 - 18.00

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Workshops:
Puppet Extravaganza (Elaine Grant)
15 June 10.00 - 12.00 / 16 June 13.30 - 15.30
Colourful Characters ( Elaine Grant)
16 June 10.30 - 12.30
Vibrant Suncatcher (Jane Ronie)
15 June 10.00 - 11.30 / 16 June 10.30 - 12.00 + 13.30 - 15.00

LOCATION:
The Anatomy Rooms // AB10 1AP

www.anatomyrooms.org

 

Betty Fraser Myerscough

Look Again is delighted to show a selection of work by Betty Fraser Myerscough. A skilled and prolific embroidery and textile artist, Fraser (Myerscough) taught for some time in the 1950’s at Gray’s School of Art before moving to London to continue her practice and settle and raise a family. It was while living in Aberdeen that she met her husband-to-be, the musician Henry Myerscough, a story which has inspired the installation Love at First Sight at the historic Mercat Cross in the Castlegate by her daughter Morag Myerscough.

Born in Scotland, she studied at the Glasgow School of Art, before working for 4 years at J P Coats, Glasgow. She left industry to lead embroidery and weaving at Gray’s, before moving south, working as a part-time lecturer at Canterbury College of Art and Chelsea School of Art and Design. She continued to work as a textile artist producing wall hangings and pictures for exhibitions, both solo and in groups, and produced commissions, selling work to Education Authorities, the Embroiderers Guild, Glasgow Art Gallery and to private collectors in the UK, Europe and USA. She died in 2017.

LOCATION:
The Music Hall (Upper Gallery) // AB10 1QS

7 - 30 June
10.00 - 17.00

 

Rob Lowe (aka Supermundane)
I Know It’s Over

This exhibition is another opportunity to enjoy the work of Rob Lowe (aka Supermundane) following the installation of his wonderful Super Aberdeen public art work at Look Again last year (Catherine Street // AB25 1EU).

For I Know It’s Over, he has considered the songs we think of when something concludes. ‘All things come to an end, some abruptly, without warning, others, seemingly infinite, their ending so far ahead it is hard to even imagine,’ he says. Inspired by a Smiths’ song I Know It’s Over connects his illustration to his interest in music, image titled with a lyric that means something to him. ‘Music has always been important to me and the lyrics of my favourite songs have memories (good and bad) attached to them.’ These images were all made before giving them the lyrics and have no real link but whenever words and images are brought together something new is created. The words change how the images are viewed and connections (that are purely coincidental) appear.

LOCATION:
The Music Hall (Lower Gallery) // AB10 1QS

7-30 June
10.00 - 17.00

www.supermundane.com

 

Grays 20 years on

Gray’s: 20 Years On

In summer 1999, a particularly close year group of Gray’s School of Art students graduated and stayed in touch. They vowed to meet up to mark their 20th year anniversary and that time has now come!

Join us to hear lightning talks from a range of Gray’s 1999 alumni speakers, who will give fast and fun presentations to share more about their creative practice and what they’ve been doing over the last two decades, from Y2K to present.

This event is organised by Gray’s alumni, in partnership with Look Again Festival.

#Grays20

LOCATION:
Belmont Filmhouse (Kino Bar) // AB10 1JS

15 June
15.00 - 17.00

 

Norma D Hunter_(Un)Well

Norma D Hunter
(Un)Well

Scotland has a long tradition of healing wells, “Clootie wells” as they are better known and associated “Wishing trees”. These were trees, next to the wells, where the strips of material from the clothing of the afflicted were hung to dry after being dipped in the healing waters of the well. It was thought that as they rotted the illness or disability of the individual would fade with the disintegrating material. The Denburn Spa Wellhead no longer offers up a healing drink but for the Look Again Festival the wishing tree can be harvested for small words of wisdom to quench the thirst for balance in life.

LOCATION:
Denburn Spa Wellhead / AB25 1PU

7-16 June
10.00 - 17.00

Talks

Book tickets for // Morag Myerscough + Jo Gilbert + Eliza Williams
Book tickets for // John Walter + Eliza Williams

(other talks do not require you to book)

 

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