Nuart Aberdeen completes its 2019 line-up

Internationally-renowned street art festival Nuart Aberdeen finalises its 2019 line-up, with new additions including Ememem, Vhils, Smug and Evol

Article by Nadia Younes | 12 Mar 2019

In just six weeks time, 13 world-renowned street artists will descend upon Aberdeen to brighten up the Granite City’s buildings, walls and hidden spaces as part of the internationally award-winning festival Nuart Aberdeen.

Completing this year’s line-up, Axel Void, Ememem, Ben Eine, Evol, Helen Bur, Hush, Julio Anaya Cabanding, Smug and Vhils join already announced Jan Vormann, Hama Woods, The Dotmasters and Anders Gjennestad aka Strok. Taking place over four days, from 18 to 21 April, artists from the United States, Norway, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Australia and Portugal will offer their own take on this year’s theme, inspired by Italian writer Italo Calvino’s 1972 novel Invisible Cities.

Martyn Reed, Director and Curator of Nuart, said: “This year’s theme explores the importance of storytelling and its relationship to the city, of narratives with the power to turn a single space into a multitude of places with different meanings to different people, stories that transcend “history” and bring in herstory, yourstory, ourstory and theirstory – whilst freeing us from narratives we no longer need.

“We’ll be engaging locals, digging deep into Doric culture, exploring the history of local merchants, creating new experiences for pensioners, memories for kids, fun for youth and space to reflect for parents. We’ll be doing this whilst continuing to attempt to give a voice to the voiceless, the marginalised and disenfranchised with art that can be approached on their own terms. We hope you’ll join and support us in attempting to achieve this. We’re humbled by this opportunity and don’t take your support for granted.”

Nuart Aberdeen takes place 18-21 Apr