Centre Pompidou, the ensemble of The Director’s Theatre Writer’s Theatre, 2019, Meet Me In Saint Louis, Lewis! Lobby Card, directed by Than Hussein Clark. Performers: Henry Ashton, Ruth Connick, Joseph Connolly, Stephanie Golding, Ben Gomes, Laura Schuller, Alina Weber © the artist. Courtesy Galerie Crèvecoeur Paris. Photo: Mark Blower

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Paul Maheke, Melika Ngombe Kolongo (Nkisi) & Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Sènsa, 2019. Performance: ASSEMBLE, Volksbühne, Berlin © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Frank Sperling

Paul Maheke, Melika Ngombe Kolongo (Nkisi) & Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Sènsa, 2019. Performance: ASSEMBLE, Volksbühne, Berlin © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Frank Sperling

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Mobile Art School

Workshops and activities

Various Aberdeen city centre locations and times

Mobile Art School

Mobile Art School brings art to everyone, hitting the city streets during BAS9. Activities vary, including ceramics, drawing, printmaking and using recycled materials. Free - drop in, space limited.

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Florence Peake: CRUDE CARE

Performances : Florence Peake

Sat 10 Jul, 3pm; Thu 12 Aug, 3.30pm

Florence Peake: CRUDE CARE

BAS9 artist Florence Peake performs her new commission CRUDE CARE – informed by Aberdeen’s landscape, its natural resources granite and oil, and the treatment of precarious workers in the care sector. Free.

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Every Sat, 17 Jul - 9 Oct

British Art Show 9 Spotlight tours

Unlock the themes and stories in BAS9 in this weekly spotlight tour in the company of our Explainers, Ambassadors and Art Gallery staff. Free, no booking required.

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Our Aberdeen – Tunes and chat

Workshops and activities

Thu 29 Jul & Thu 26 Aug, 10.30am-12pm

Our Aberdeen – Tunes and chat

Join us for these dementia-friendly events exploring BAS9 themes through playing and listening to music in the company of others. Led by community musician Sarah Eggleton. Free – spaces limited, booking essential.

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Art Family Fun

Workshops and activities

Fri 30 Jul, 10.30am-12pm & 1.30pm-3pm

Art Family Fun

Explore art techniques inspired by BAS9 with an experienced art facilitator. Ideal for children aged 6–12 years. Free – spaces limited, booking essential.

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Exploring Contemporary Art

Workshops and activities

Sat 31 Jul, 10.30am-3pm

Exploring Contemporary Art

Explore the BAS9 exhibition themes with an experienced contemporary artist to discover new art techniques and experiment with your own creativity. 16yrs+. £5 – places limited, booking essential.

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Friday Teen Takeover

Workshops and activities

Fri 6 Aug, 1.30pm-3pm

Friday Teen Takeover

Led by an experienced contemporary artist, this is a fun and relaxed workshop where you can explore contemporary art. 13-18yrs. Free – spaces limited, booking essential.

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