Breaking the Rules

Special Event

28/03/2015 - 28/03/2015

We’re closing for redevelopment. This is your chance to come and experience our completely empty Gallery. Join us to dance a reel, beat the goalie, eat your picnic and draw on the walls on our last day before closing.

Rule breaking activities 2-4.45pm
Ceilidh with Danse McCabre 5-6.45pm

Family friendly - all ages are welcome

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Our two events, After Hours: Extreme Makeover and Breaking the Rules are nearly here! We just want to make everyone aware that due to our fire regulations & health and safety requirements we have a more limited capacity than you might expect for a building of the size of Aberdeen Art Gallery. Once we reach that capacity we will be operating a one-out, one-in policy. This is for both events. We will do our utmost to get as many people through the doors as possible, but as these are not ticketed events we cannot guarantee entry. Please be understanding if our front of house team have to ask you to queue for entry. Thank you.

Check out the list below of what's happening on the day:

breaking the rules

Souvenir Stands
Create your own unique souvenir of Aberdeen Art Gallery.
- Build a boat to float on our pond
- Make your own badge or hairband to take home
- Get creative with one of our artworks

Picnic Place
Bring your own afternoon tea & relax in our Picnic Place.

Show us your best moves with our great ceilidh band. All ages & levels of experience welcome!

Caught on Camera
Dress up like a classic cartoon thief & "steal" one of our paintings … but remember, you WILL get caught on camera!

Disclaimer: The photographs taken in this room will be uploaded onto our Flickr and Facebook pages. You can download a copy from there. These are public websites. By taking part in this activity you are agreeing to your photograph being used in this way.

Painted Faces
Be made into a walking work of art with our face painters.

Leave Your Mark
Draw, write, scribble or colour on our walls! Do your bit in creating our massive mural.

Aberdeen Laughing
Enter our audio visual installation and interact with sounds of laughter artist Suk-Jun Kim has collected around Aberdeen.

Beat The Goalie
Can you get a goal in past Angus and Donny? AFC and AFC Community Trust mascots are ready for the challenge!

Leaving the Building Behind