Skene House has been operating in Aberdeen for forty years, and one of our favourite festivals is the fresh and vibrant Nuart street art and graffiti festival.

Once a year blank walls and spaces around the city are given a complete makeover, transformed by international street artists into something new, challenging and engaging. Nuart leaves a permanent legacy within the city, creating a cultural buzz and encouraging walking tours linking the artworks together, so when Skene House was invited to participate we said ‘Yes!’.

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Rosemount’s new Nuart look

Skene House Rosemount and its neighbours now boast a world class piece of public art by Anders Gjennestad (aka Strøk). Born in Norway, and living in Berlin, Strøk is a renowned stencil artist who creates photorealistic images of characters who appear to defy gravity. The wall now features flying, falling figures, tumbling through time and space. You have to see it to believe it. Do let us know what you think – we’d love to see your pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, simply tag us and we’ll take a peak.

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Find some ‘Rude Kids’ on Jopps Lane, image courtesy of the Foodie Quine

Bear in mind that Skene House/Denburn is just one of many exciting 2019 Nuart artworks peppered around the city. Nuart Aberdeen is globally and critically acclaimed, and it’s reignited a sense of civic pride in Aberdeen. This year 13 international artists flew in to reimagine our blank canvas walls, so take a look at some of the highlights from another great festival.

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Get ‘Smug’ on the Green, image courtesy of the Foodie Quine

If you want to get more in-depth then join an expert Nuart Guide for a Walking Tour. The tours take in new pieces from Nuart Aberdeen 2019, as well as hidden art treasures, well known works from previous Nuart editions, and talking points behind this year’s festival. Tours depart from The Green taking a route of approximately 1 mile, lasting around 90 minutes and will run run rain or shine.

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Find work by Hush on St Andrews St, image courtesy of the Foodie Quine

These free guided walking tours run weekly on Thursday, Saturday and selected Sundays until the end of September 2019, so please visit Aberdeen, visit Skene House and take in all Nuart has to offer!

Skene House offers one bedroom suites, and two and three bedroom apartments, each with their own furnished kitchen and living room. We give you space to be as creative as you wish! Skene House offers the Suite Life in Aberdeen with free city centre parking, strong wifi and the option to book a B&B rate. So for more information get in touch at skene-house.co.uk, phone +44 1224 659 392 or email reservations@skene-house.co.uk. And if you especially wish to stay at Skene House Rosemount to appreciate the Nuart artwork, just shout!

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