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Festival Location: St Nicholas Roof Top Garden.  SNRTG2 on your festival map.




Exploring the collective history of Aberdeen, STACK collective will engage with visitors to develop a collaborative piece which will evolve through the four days of the festival.

STACK is an Aberdeen based collective of early career artists and designers who will be running artist workshops during the festival based on an anecdotal history of Aberdeen. The workshops will be based in Union Terrace Gardens and artwork produced will be made into an installation using LED lights and perspex and exhibited the following evening of the festival.

The installation will be added to throughout the festival and it will create a public produced artwork for all of Aberdeen to see and be part of. The skills and energy of the artists and designers in the STACK collective will ensure that this project will create the purest audience participation installation that Spectra has ever seen.

STACK’s appearance at the festival is supported through the SPECTRA Commissions, an opportunity for Scotland based artists to pilot new work at the 2017 festival.



STACK Collective Group Shot

STACK is a collective of artists and designers based in the North East of Scotland, who explore the notion of cross discipline practice. . Formed out of a month long residency that sought to address the various challenges for establishing a creative practice, thinking about both the context of the North East of Scotland but also the wider creative field, the collective was founded as a means to share various skill sets with not only the members but also with wider community groups.

STACK is formed of; Claire Paul ( illustrator and designer), Laura Reilly (artist), Jess Connor (artist), Claire Burnett (artist), Grant Anderson  (photographer and designer) and Donald Butler (artist)