Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Special Event

19/05/2017 - 20/05/2017

Join us for the weekend as we take part in Festival of Museums 2017!

We have two events focused around our Kiss of Death exhibition and the key artwork in the exhibition, a sinister contemporary headdress by Jo Gordon. The events explore drawing, gothic themes and headdress design.



Friday 19 May 2017, 7-9.30pm
After Hours: Drink and Draw with Dr.Sketchy's
Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Tickets £7 + booking fee. Over 18s only.
No experience necessary. All materials provided.

Step into the intriguing world of Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School and experience a unique evening of performance and life drawing; inspired by our current exhibition Kiss of Death.

Enjoy the chance to watch two special performances before having the opportunity to 'draw' the performers as they pose for you. You'll also get to explore the exhibition after dark with a drink and our museum team.

Art, burlesque and booze are mixed up in a cocktail of conviviality to create an atmosphere that welcomes everyone. Whether you're a professional artist or you just fancy checking it out and drawing some stick men with glitter pens and googly eyes, there's a seat and supplies with your name on them!

We provide the materials, but please do bring along any art materials or digital kit you might have and want to use.
Performances may include some adult content. Strictly for over 18s only.

Adults: Strictly over 18s only

Eventbrite - After Hours: Drink and Draw with Dr.Sketchy’s - over 18s only


Saturday 20 May, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm
Free Gothic Headdress workshop with Fumbalinas
Aberdeen Maritime Museum

No experience necessary. All materials provided. Age 13+

Join London designer Jodie Cartman, the creative genius behind accessories label Fumbalinas, for this Gothic headpiece workshop.

Get inspired by Jo Gordon's Kiss of Death headpiece, the star object in our current exhibition of the same name. Then have a go at designing and making your very own fashionable headwear with a macabre twist.

Suitable for all young people and adults. No millinery experience necessary, just bring your imagination and bags of enthusiasm.

All materials will be provided. However, if you do have any craft items or accessories you would love to incorporate into your design, please do bring them along.

Suitable for Age 13+

Check out some of Jodie's work here Fumbalinas

10am-1pm Workshop

Eventbrite - Gothic Headdress workshop with Fumbalinas, 10am-1pm


2-5pm Workshop

Eventbrite - Gothic Headdress workshop with Fumbalinas, 2-5pm



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