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Aberdeen’s Soul Shines through the drizzle

February 22, 2011

Our current outreach project, Silver City Soul, shone out over Aberdeen’s dreich beachfront area last week.  50 foot projections of classic paintings and contemporary landscapes projected onto the exterior wall of Transition Extreme skateboard park stopped traffic, and attracted members of the public to loiter longer than necessary in the drizzly rain, to ask – ‘just what this was all in aid of?’
Silver City Soul Launch

The project, to create a contemporary video portrait of Aberdeen, has been gathering steam for the last few months and this was the first of several public spectacles, created specifically to raise awareness and encourage members of the public to join us in creating a portrait worthy of appearing in the National Gallery of Scotland (28th April – 6th June 2011).

Local video-artist, Adam Proctor, has been commissioned to lead this collaborative film project. Using paintings by renowned Aberdonian artists John Phillip and William Dyce as inspirational starting points, we are attempting to make a truly representative portrait of Aberdeen as it is in 2011.  For more information or tips on how to get involved visit

Thanks to Northern Light for their technical support which made this event possible.

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