Peacock Visual Arts

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From its origins as a printmaking studio in 1974, over the years Peacock has developed into a vibrant centre offering open access workshops for printmaking, photography and digital media and hosting many exhibitions each year. Peacock is now the main Centre for Contemporary Art in Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland.

Our master printmakers have worked with many renowned Scottish, UK and international artists over the past decades, always aiming for the highest quality and innovative outcomes. These fine art, limited edition prints are on display both in our shop and online on our Flickr website and online shop:
http://www.flickr.com/peacockvisualarts_printmaking
http://peacockvisualarts.culturelabel.com/

Peacock visual arts also organises an annual programme of national and international contemporary art exhibitions in its galleries, often accompanied by talks, film screenings and workshops.

Check our main website for the latest news and events:
http://www.peacockvisualarts.com

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm

Closed: Monday

Admission charges

Free access to the Gallery
Modest charges for the use of our printmaking facilities

Main gallery: changing exhibitions of (inter)national contemporary art. Shop gallery: changing exhibitions of prints, drawings, paintings and photography of local, national and international artists.

Collection details

Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Photography

Key artists and exhibits

  • Local, national and international artists. Original prints available by artists including Ralph Steadman, Barbara Rae, Michael Visocchi, David Blyth, Alan Johnston, Ragna Róbertsdóttir, Seán Shanahan, Alan Shipway, Colin Kirkpatrick, Rosalind Nashashibi, David Bellingham, Kenny Hunter and many others.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Just Incase

Maggie’s Just Incase

  • 10 June — 22 July 2016 *on now

Maggie’s evolved to meet a need identified by Maggie Keswick Jencks, who upon being given a terminal prognosis for her cancer was left to reflect in a busy hospital corridor. She wanted to create a homely, yet inspiring, space where people living with cancer could come together to find their own mutual strength and resources. Her vision was realised in 1996, shortly after she died, when a centre was opened in her name at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

This year Maggie’s is 20 years old and by the end of the year will have 20 Centres across the UK and beyond. To celebrate this and the RIAS Festival of Architecture 2016, part of the Year of Innovation and Design, ECA have worked with Maggie’s to create a travelling exhibition called ‘Just Incase’, which carries 12 objects selected by the 12 people who represent the significant foundations of Maggie’s in Scotland. These objects are what each individual would want to take with them on a journey ‘just in case’…..-

The 12 relevant people are-

Marcia Blakenham, Rem Koolhaas, Neil Gillespie

Zaha Hadid, David Page, Frank Gehry

Richard Murphy, Angus Ogilvy, Laura Lee

Charles Jencks, Sandy Nairne, Kjetil Thorsen

The objects range from precious and fragile to those that encourage handling, the oyster concept of a rough, protective carapace sheltering these objects is appropriate.

The general rule is if the relevant box has a lid on it, please just look, if no lid then please take the object out, flick through it, read it, feel it.

Maggie’s Just Incase has been curated and designed by Willie Brown and students Stefani Lai, Carole Li, Jason Chiu, Tamas-Lazlo Turdean, with technical support from Alan Ramsay, Richard Collins and Rachel Simmonds from Edinburgh College of Art, Spring 2016.

Thanks to RIAS Festival of Architecture 2016 for funding the making of Maggie’s Just Incase.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Peacock Visual Arts
21 Castle Street
Aberdeen
AB11 5BQ
Scotland

Website

http://www.peacockvisualarts.com/maggies-just-incase/

knowing not knowing

Jamie Davidson // knowing not knowing

  • 16 June — 30 July 2016 *on now

Peacock Visual Arts proudly presents knowing not knowing, an exhibition of prints and sculptural works by artist Jamie Davidson.

Drawing on a three month period of research in Japan this body of new work develops visual themes explored in Jamie’s previous solo show. The installation of prints and sculpture reflect a simplicity of form and sensitivity to material seen in the traditional architecture and craftsmanship throughout Japan. This is particularly evident in the construction of their temples and gardens where boundaries between interior and exterior gently give way to each other. Here in the shadow between the two spaces, a crossing over, or passing through subtly evokes our own sense of being in the world.

Starting with a simple shape and by allowing the sculptural work to develop at the same time as the print series knowing not knowing recalls, in abstract form, many aspects of Jamie’s experiences whilst in Japan.

About the artist:

A Graduate of Moray School of Art, Jamie Davidson previously trained and worked as a carpenter. Inspired by the natural and built environment, Jamie’s sculptural works are also informed by his many years of experience with traditional materials. In 2013, Jamie won the Saltire Society International Travel Bursary for visual arts, which funded a research trip to Japan in 2014.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Peacock Visual Arts
21 Castle Street
Aberdeen
AB11 5BQ
Scotland

Website

http://www.peacockvisualarts.com/knowing-not-knowing/

Peacock Visual Arts
21 Castle Street
(off Castlegate)
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB11 5BQ
Scotland

Website

www.peacockvisualarts.com

E-mail

info@peacockvisualarts.co.uk

Telephone

01224 639539

Fax

01224 627094

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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