Storytelling

Become immersed in the sights and sounds of Cowdray Hall like never before, as expert Scottish storytellers Pauline Cordiner and Lindsey Gibb enrapture you in their spellbinding myths. Go on exciting journeys and find magic in the folklore and fairytales on the North East and beyond. About Pauline Cordiner Pauline Cordiner has been entertaining the …

Spin Me A Yarn

Spin Me A Yarn is an oversized ball of luminous wool with a long trail of yarn that interacts with its surrounding area. The illuminated and unusually large-scale forces us to view it in a completely different way, playfully changing the meaning of our relationship to ordinary objects and our environment. Spin Me a Yarn …

Winds of Change

Heinrich & Palmer will be creating a new large scale light, sound and film projection installation for the Sculpture Court in Aberdeen Gallery.  The film is inspired by the city art and heritage collection and thematically explores aspects of the maritime story of Aberdeen from tall ships to oil and the transition towards renewable energy …

Butterfly Dream

‘Butterfly Dream’ by Anne Bennett is an artwork that is installed inside theRemembrance Hall, Aberdeen. Butterflies have many different meanings to many differentpeople: new beginnings, being in the arms of an angel, rebirth, transformation (turning point),mortal life, eternal life, departed souls, forthcoming better days, a lightness of being and goodluck. Anne’s aim is to enable …

Light Painting

Photographer David Gilliver was engaged to run workshops for local S5/S6 pupils and college students in late 2023, exploring the possibilities of light painting and photography. The images produced from the workshops will be curated and displayed, by projection, in the windows of empty shop units on Schoolhill and Upperkirkgate. About David Gilliver David graduated …

Lightstream

Snippets of voice, melody, and oral histories accompany laser light- weaving a soundscape of light and voice into the courtyard of Marischal College. The show is time-coded to create a fluid visual journey, a light landscape in continuous movement; as the laser beams merge, pulse, and breathe, the colours shift, immersing the viewer in a …

Submergence

Submergence is a large, immersive, walkthrough experience. It can be installed indoors or outdoors and uses many thousands of individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within physical space. The installation transforms space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide. As you enter the piece, you are …

Our Beating Heart

An unexpected sight to behold outside of a nightclub venue or disco, ‘Our Beating Heart’ brings the mirror ball principle to a grand scale. As the sculpture slowly rotates, urban spaces come alive. Dapples of light dance and shift, transforming buildings and streets, making each surrounding surface appear to blend into the other. The heart …

Affinity

Affinity is an interactive light sculpture that depicts the dazzling complexity and connectivity of the human brain.Affinity is an immersive interactive light and sound installation inspired by the networks and connectivity in the human brain. Each light globe represents a neuron. When approaching Affinity a soundscape can be heard. When people touch the bottom neuron …

Spectra celebrates ten years with spectacular anniversary programme for 2024

Affinity, an immersive installation by Amigo & Amigo, will light up Union Terrace Gardens SPECTRA, Scotland’s multi award-winning festival of light, will return to Aberdeen with a striking programme of free artworks and events that will light up the city from 08 to 11 February 2024 (5:30- 10pm). A leading light of the North-East’s year-round …