Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Important information for NEOS Participants within Aberdeen City

  1. Signs on private property (in gardens, on houses, in cars, front gate, own fence) are permitted.

  2. Signs placed on any Road/Traffic Information furniture are considered a grave hazard and are Illegal i.e. Traffic lights, Railings, Pedestrian crossings, Stop/Give Way. If in doubt do not use it.

  3. Each venue will be allowed to display one NEOS sign on each of a maximum of two street lamps – one outside their venue and one at their closest road junction (providing it is not a major junction).

  4. The signs should be attached to the lamp post as high as possible. Preferably 2.4m above ground level. This is to protect pedestrians and facilitate drivers.

  5. Directional arrows written on the signs should be written as large as possible.

  6. The signs can be put up 1-2 days in advance of 11th September and must be removed by 1 day after 19th September.

  7. Signs not removed by the artists will be removed by Aberdeen City Council and the cost of removal will be charged to NEOS/Participants.

  8. The Roads Department will advise their city and community inspectors not to remove NEOS signage if it compliant with the above

  9. Next year the Roads Department will like to discuss with NEOS the positioning of signage several months ahead of the event.
Big thanks to Helen Plumb for dealing with Aberdeen City Council and coming to an agreement. Also thanks to Gary Cameron of ACC for working hard to promote NEOS within the council too.

NEOS 2010: September 11th - 19th. Visit for more information

Monday, 16 August 2010

NEOS bloggers?

We're looking to find out who'll be blogging during their NEOS events...
If you'd like to contribute to a "mashup" blog (mixing all the feeds from all the bloggers) and have a wee feature on a new page for the website, please send us an email, a 100 word mini biog (or statement about your blog), and we'll set up a page... waiting for the big day! go on, it'll be fun...

NEOS 2010: September 11th - 19th. Visit for more information

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


PUSHING OUT THE BOAT, North-East Scotland’s magazine of new writing and the visual arts would greatly appreciate your help!

Would you like to sell our beautiful magazine from your studio? The magazine retails at £5 per copy from which the vendor receives £1.50. You would be working on a sale or return basis so you cannot lose financially. If interested please contact Martin Walsh at or tel 01224 586093

We are also currently taking submissions for next year’s Issue (10). We receive artwork from all over the world but would like to see more from here.

Submissions close 1st October. For more details see our website:

Engage Scotland – Creative Professional Networking Event @ Moray Arts Centre

Thursday 19th August • 4pm – 7pm • MORAY ART CENTRE

Engage Scotland is the professional gallery education association promoting access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts in the UK and internationally from a Scottish perspective.

This FREE networking event is presented as a great opportunity for creative professionals working in the North East of Scotland to meet and share ideas. Artists, Educators, Teachers and Cultural Coordinators are invited to attend the session, which is intended to stimulate and fortify visual art education in this part of Scotland.

16.00 Arrival at Venue
16.30 Food & Refreshments served
17.00 Presentation by Speakers including:

  • Scott Byrne, Moray Art Centre
  • Sarah Yearsley, engage Scotland
  • Danielle Daglan, Cultural Coordinator Manager, Moray Council
  • Graeme Roger, Artist and Co-Founder of Wildbird Arts
  • Growing Audiences North East (GANE)

18.00 Guided Tour of Nameless Exhibition and Review of Associated Educational Events
18.15 Coffee & Refreshments and Opportunity to Network with Attendees

To book your FREE place for this event, please contact Scott Byrne at Moray Art Centre using the following details:
Tel: (01309) 69 24 26
MORAY ART CENTRE, The Park Findhorn, Moray, IV36 3TA

The event is hosted by Moray Art Centre and supported by engage Scotland

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Joey Richardson Internationally-known woodturner/artist event

Grampian Woodturners are presenting a two-day woodturning demonstration featuring Joey Richardson

A very talented and versatile turner who incorporates carving and colouring techniques into her work.

Venue: Scottish Agriculture College, Bucksburn, Aberdeen

Dates and Times : September – Saturday 4th (10am – 5pm) & Sunday 5th (10.30am – 4.30pm)

Parking on Site. Tiered Seating in auditorium.

Large screen viewing. Catering: Teas, coffees, rolls and biscuits on sale, on site am/pm. Please bring your own lunch.

Tickets; £15.00; entry either or both days.

Frank Beattie 01467 632168;
Bill Diack 01467 622772;
Ian Wallace 01224 743661;
Doug Grant 01224 704119;
Ian Murrav 01224 312556.

NEOS catalogue pick up points

North East Open Studios - 2010 Catalogue ready for pickup!
  1. NEOS 2010 participant catalogue allocation
  2. Pick UP Points

We're really happy to announce that the 2010 NEOS catalogues are ready for pick up! 24,000 catalogues have been printed this year, and we think they look pretty spiffy. Printed by MMS Almac, this year's catalogue features 254 artists, makers and galleries. Cover photograph by John Rutherford (Gaia Photography).

1. NEOS 2010 participant catalogue allocation

If you are participating in NEOS2010, you are allocated ONE BOX (45 catalogues) - BUT! If you need more please let us know! Below is the current list of pick up points, but we always need more key locations to take catalogues for easy distribution, if you think you can help, please let us know. We're also looking for people to help pick up boxes fromSusie Hunt's "mill farm studios". The more cars, the better!

2. Pick UP Points

We've distributed boxes to the following locations for members to pick up from (please phone in advance, just to make sure someone is there, with catalogues for you!):

If you can be a distribution point, please let us know. We've also taken many copies to key locations and venues in the North East of Scotland, but if you see a place without catalogues, or think of a place the catalogues should be, please let us know, we need your help too!

We are all looking forward to a great NEOS 2010 and are very happy to have you onboard!
Thank you! If you have any questions then please email Gabrielle Reith at

Yours, The 2010 NEOS team

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

new paintings and sculpture by James Newton Adams

You and your guests are invited to a preview of new paintings and sculpture by Skye based artist, James Newton Adams.
Preview Friday 13th August 2010
6pm - 8pm

The show runs until Saturday September 4th

Evening event this Friday, 6th August 2010
An opportunity to see work by jewellery maker, Anne Marquiss and to talk to her about her practice and her residency at the gallery.
6pm - 8pm

Left Bank is open Thurs/Fri/Sat 11am - 5pm and by appointment.

For more information please contact Sera James Irvine at:
Left Bank, 5 Bridge Street, Tarland AB34 4YN
Tel: 013398 81603
Mob: 07775606087

Web page: Left Bank
Facebook: Left Bank

Aberdeenshire Voluntary Arts Training & Information day

Aberdeenshire Arts Team would like to invite you to join us for a Voluntary Arts Training & Information day on Saturday 4th September 10am to 4pm at Woodend Barn, Banchory.

The event is to launch an Aberdeenshire wide project - Finding Creativity. We will be working with the hundreds of arts volunteers and local groups in our communities to find and promote Aberdeenshire’s vibrant voluntary arts sector, working with partners to provide training and support, to enable Voluntary Arts to thrive.

Please see the Finding Creativity Flyer for further information.

We anticipate approximately 80 people attending this first event so places are limited to two members from each arts group.

Please share this information with other Arts Groups and with your networks.