Nuart Aberdeen have called on the people of Aberdeen to be part of a record breaking new street art project. ‘Stuck Up’ is a worldwide collaboration which will take place in the city centre this July.
Nuart Aberdeen will be pasting up between July 1st and August 1st In a unique effort to put this art form firmly under the public spotlight. The project have over 1500ft of walls space so that means not only works curated by Nuart founder Martyn Reed in collaboration with fly-post legends UNCLE, a revolutionary wall of street posters by London’s Flyingleaps who are celebrating their fifth anniversary, but your art too.
Submissions are now open, send it, and as long as it isn’t massively offensive.
Ship your posters, poems, print outs, photos and collages to :
THE ANATOMY ROOMS
SHOE LANE, ABERDEEN
AB10 1AN, UK
“As corona shut down large-scale arts venues across the globe, so festivals and large-scale mural productions met the same fate. At the same time, we witnessed a huge upsurge of creativity outside of those institutions: DJs streaming sets; opera singers delivering arias from their balconies. Within Street Art, we saw a renewed interest in smaller, more human-scale projects.
In many ways, Paste-Ups and Locative Collages, disciplines that demand little more than a tabletop, scissors, magazines and /or paper, are as much related to “craft” as to the rarified world of contemporary art. But perhaps this is what the world needs right now: a less ‘stuck-up’ and judgmental look at the collective capacity of our communities to engage in shaping public space. A return to a more honest involvement in art as it’s created within cities.” Martyn Reed, Nuart Director and Founder
A Paste-Up is simply an artwork on paper, pasted to a wall with wheat- paste, a form of self-made glue that – in America at least – became the name of the actual practice.
Paste Ups are more often than not regarded as an artworks in their own right, usually created in the studio before being transplanted on the streets. The practice crosses over into notions of the more familiar fly-posting when art becomes the vessel for political sentiments and social calls to action. Locative Collages are a relatively new iteration of this idea, wherein small collages are created and then pasted, or “located”, in public spaces.
Partners in this project :
Aberdeen Inspired | @abdnispired
Anatomy Rooms | @anatomyrooms
flyingleaps | @flyingleaps2016
UNCLE | @unlcle_insta