The Gateway

Sandy McRobbie The Little Prince

Festival Location: Union Terrace Gardens.  UTG 12 on your festival map.


Bold beams of light creates an engaging architectural focus on the Robert Gordon’s College gateway, bathed in the historic School’s colours. 

The Gateway installation by Sandy McRobbie will illuminate Robert Gordons College in washes of light and be the beacon between the Union Terrace Gardens and Kirk sites. Set back on its own slip-road the Georgian building will be bathed in blues, reds and gold attracting visitors from both sites and lead as a gateway to each. The Aberdonian lighting designer will use his 40 years of experience to ensure that The Gateway is not only a marker but an intrinsic stand-alone installation.


The Gateway is a SPECTRA Commission, supporting local artists to showcase work as part of the 2017 festival.



P1030951.JPG copySandy McRobbie is an Aberdonian lighting designer and director with over 40 years industry experience in many different areas of the business. Theatre, Rock and Roll and large scale events were the mainstay, but he is now developing his interest in Scenic and Architectural illumination. Advancing technology has opened the doors to many different and exciting possibilities in how light can be displayed and enjoyed.

Previous Work:Wide ranging, from Talking Heads ‘white’ look to Nescol’s “The Arsonists’ flaming inferno; from red, gold and green light flags at the Rainbow in London for a reggae spectacular to a full son et lumiere for Haileybury College; from the launch of the Ford Orion at the London Hippodrome to making the Danube blue in Linz for Tomita.