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.
Looking for Meaning

Looking for Meaning @ Peacock Visual Arts

  • 22 August — 3 October 2015 *on now

Looking for Meaning opens 22 August 2-4pm and runs until 3 October in the reception gallery. The exhibition coincides with FUTUREPROOF 15 being held in Peacock’s main gallery.

The exhibition will include an assimilation of works that are not connected though a common vein and bare little or no resemblance to one another. Rather, they portray a schizophrenic representation of the current times of purely superficial and aesthetic fleeting attention spans, reflecting the multiplicity of personality and the ongoing search for a non-existent singular meaning.

It will also include visual excerpts represented photographically of Aberdeen.

In 2014 Baptiste lost his right eye, which has manifested an increased creative output due to the weight of uncertainty of vision and the possible loss of his left eye in due course.

Perceptions to capture and embrace visual data as tightly as he can while he has the opportunity, has weighed very heavily upon Baptiste, like a brief fleeting moment, the last grasp before it will eventually go and the realisation of the very transient and temporary footprint that we have.

Speaking about the exhibition, Baptiste said: “I'm very pleased to be hosted by Peacock Visual Arts of Aberdeen, an interdisciplinary creative workhouse, to dispatch a show of my recently concluded works.

“Looking for Meaning is a journey through a visual expression of my emotions defined in a variety of mediums in a short span of time.”

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.peacockvisualarts.com

Futureproof15

FUTUREPROOF 15 (some) new photography in Scotland

  • 22 August — 3 October 2015 *on now

FUTUREPROOF 15 is a series of exhibitions organised by Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow and Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie profiling up-and-coming artists from Scotland’s Photography courses.

It aims to capture something of the broad range of ways that younger and emerging artists engage with Photography. The title ‘Futureproof’ is a pun on the definition of futureproofing - of finding ways of not becoming obsolete in the future, and also of the subtle ways of anticipating future developments in the field, of seizing opportunities, as well as the actual and intangible influences in ideas that feed the arts of photography.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Peacock Visual Arts
21 Castle Street
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB11 5BQ
Scotland

Website

http://www.peacockvisualarts.com

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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