Events News

Festive Family Fun at Aberdeen Art Gallery

Saturday 3 December 2011
Staff were all set and ready with their Santa hats on to welcome the public into Aberdeen Art Gallery for some Festive Family Fun on Saturday, and it was certainly fun we all had.

Art tutors from the Arts Development team did a great job helping adults and children make some wonderfully crafted Christmas decorations in the form of garlands, rag wreaths and fun hand shaped reindeers with jingle bells to decorate the Gallery tree with.

At three intervals throughout the afternoon we were entertained to some seasonal music by Bon-Accord Silver Band and with an introductory fanfare by the band, Shannon, aged 9 from Aberdeen switched on the Gallery tree lights.

Over 1500 people visited the Gallery on Saturday and we do hope they all went home with some festive spirit.

festive family fun

 

A Victorian Christmas - Photographic Studio

Saturday 4 December 2010
vic-pic-bigAberdeen Art Gallery hosted a unique opportunity to create a festive family portrait at the Victorian photographer's studio on
Saturday 4 December.

Families dressed up in Victorian costume, posed in a Victorian setting and had lots of fun getting their picture taken, then they spent time creating a card on which to mount their family portrait.

The old-style photographs made very special Christmas gift and momento of the day.

Other festive events organised by Aberdeen
Art Gallery & Museums include:

Candlelight Tours of Provost Skene's House, Tolbooth Winter Trails, the Granite Chorus at Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Carols for All at the Cowdray Hall.

More information on these events is available on the events page.

 

Time for Tea

Wednesday 21 October 2009
Wednesday lunchtime members of the public were warmly welcomed to Provost Skene's House for a talk on the history of tea drinking in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. In the lovely surroundings of the Regency Parlour Victoria Ward Assistant Keeper (Applied Art) delighted participants with a selection of fine teawares from the collection including a beautifully engraved silver teapot by Aberdeen silversmith James Wildgoose, delicate porcelain tea bowls and a fine rosewood veneered tea caddy.

Time for Tea - members of the public at Provost Skene's House for a talk on the history of tea drinking


 

ARTIST ROOMS: Ron Mueck

Thursday 8 October 2009
On October 8 2009 students from Hazlehead Academy, Kincorth Academy and Aberdeen Grammar School gathered together to share work they had produced in response to the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Ron Mueck. With the generous financial assistance of Art Fund, we were able to pair each school with a professional artist. Hazlehead worked with visual artist Debbi Beeson, Kincorth with drama artist Fi Milligan Rennie and Grammar with dance artist Lisa Sinclair. Hazlehead's work was displayed in Studio Workshop, while Kincorth and Grammar performed in the Centre Court.

If you would like more information about projects and workshops with schools, please contact Fiona Mair on 01224 523701 or FiMair@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Students share work they had produced in response to the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Ron Mueck

Students share work they had produced in response to the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Ron Mueck

Students share work they had produced in response to the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Ron Mueck

Students share work they had produced in response to the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Ron Mueck

Students share work they had produced in response to the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Ron Mueck

Students share work they had produced in response to the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Ron Mueck