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British Art Show 9 | Our Aberdeen: Coffee Mornings / Fly Cup and Blether

Join British Art Show 9 Ambassadors Rosie Leavett and Alan Johnstone for an informal walk around BAS9 followed by a free cup of tea and blether about the show.

Rosie and Alan are long time volunteers with Aberdeen Art Gallery’s dementia-friendly programme and this open to all event will reflect on how much the show has transformed Aberdeen Art Gallery again so soon after its renovation, as well as the show itself – its artists, themes and what it means to Aberdeen. 

ABERDEEN ART GALLERY ONLINE | British Art Show 9: Digital Dinner Party

British Art Show 9 inspired Digital Dinner Party 
Thursday 23 Septmber, 6.30pm - 8.00pm 
Zoom link will be emailed to attendnees prior to the event

Join food historian and artist Tasha Marks for a unique taste of the British Art Show. Inspired by the work of three contemporary artists, this cook-along and conversation is sure to be food for thought. The three courses include a cocktail, canapes and a sweet treat, each paired with one artwork in the exhibition. Participants will be sent the ingredients list in advance in order to be able to cook-a-long, with each course starting with a brief introduction to the artist’s work and a description of the bespoke pairing. Only 1 ticket per houshold required. Suitalbe for ages 16+ 
See the What's On entry on our website for more details.

Aberdeen Art Gallery | Creative Heroes - Movement Workshops with Suzi Cunningham

Ever wanted to know how to create a fabulous character through movement?  Explore using your body in different ways with Choreographer and Performer, Suzi Cunningham inspired by some of her and your Creative Heroes!
Friday 24 September
11 - 12:30 am – Young People and Families
Suitable for families with children aged 8+ (Please note an adult must accompany children aged between 8 - 12 years) 
No experience necessary just a willingness to have fun.  Please wear loose comfortable clothing and trainers/soft shoes and bring a bottle of water. 

2 - 3:30 pm – Adult Workshop 
With a background in Butoh and Contemporary Dance, Suzi Cunningham delivers a creative workshop suitable for adults interested in movement, including dancers, creative practitioners and actors. Creative Heroes is a chance to meet Suzi and explore her practise in a relaxed, sociable environment.

Suitable for dancers, creative practitioners and anyone with an interest in movement. Some movement experience useful. 
Please wear loose comfortable clothing, trainers/soft shoes and bring a bottle of water. 

ABERDEEN ART GALLERY | WayWORD Festival: Visions of Beauty, Uncovering Art

WayWORD Festival: Visions of Beauty, Uncovering Art
Saturday 25 September, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Aberdeen Art Gallery, ground floor Learning Space
Uncovering history and contemporary practice in Aberdeen Art Gallery, with live Face Art Demonstration and panel discussion.

British Art Show 9 | Spotlight Tour

Explore the themes and stories behind contemporary art in this guided tour our blockbuster exhibition British Art Show 9.  

Tours held every Saturday during the exhibition.

Aberdeen Art Gallery | Guthrie’s Goslings

Guthrie’s Goslings are Early Years events exploring storytelling, movement, music and play. 

Play along with us in these fun workshops for under 5s and their grown-ups. Led by an experienced storyteller, enjoy playful activities involving movement and music.  

Sessions are free but spaces are limited so booking in advance is recommended. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your booking so the space can go to people on the wait list. Drop-ins are welcome if there is space.  

On arrival, head straight to the ground floor learning space, just off gallery 2.  

Wednesday 1 September – Messy Play
There will be lots of paint! We have aprons for adults and smocks for toddlers, but we advise you wear old clothes. 

Wednesday 6 October – Songs of the Sea 
Sing along to songs and shanties inspired by the sea.

Wednesday 3 November – Messy Play 
There will be lots of paint! We have aprons for adults and smocks for toddlers, but we advise you wear old clothes.

Wednesday 1 December – Stories & Movement 
Have fun with dance and movement inspired by a winter story.

Beyond British Art Show 9 | Ambassador Spotlight Tours (40mins)

Unlock the themes and stories in BAS9 in this spotlight tour in the company of BAS9 Ambassadors.

Friday 8 October running at