Nuart Aberdeen street festival is set to return in June, Aberdeen Inspired has announced.

A total of 11 artists from around the world will descend on the city to create art on the city’s walls and spaces, Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council have announced.

Taking place between June 9-12, the programme of events will include exclusive film screenings at the Belmont Cinema and a free conference which will explore the festival theme of "Reconnect".

Walking tours, public art workshops, exclusive film screenings, debates, festival food, craft stalls and staged entertainment are also planned for the festival weekend. 

Chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, Adrian Watson, said: “Everyone will find something to enjoy as part of the festival weekend and the programme of events, workshops, film screenings and tours simply act as a further draw to reconnect people with the city.

“We know that the festival appeals to both locals and visitors who come from far and wide to marvel at the public art that is created.

“The additional events simply give visitors from further afield even more reasons to travel to Aberdeen, join in the celebrations and be part of the triumphant return of the festival.

“I can feel the excitement building in the city and encourage people to come out and enjoy all that is on offer. 

“The return of Nuart Aberdeen offers a huge boon to our city-centre businesses and its value to the city should not be underestimated.” 

The festival conference programme will kick off with a screening of Martha A Picture Story which documents the life and rise of the American photojournalist Martha Copper. Her photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian and Natural History magazines as well as several dozen books and journals.

Free walking tours around the new art installations will kick off after the official launch ceremony and run at regular times on Saturday and Sunday.  

Martyn Reed, director and curator of Nuart Aberdeen, said: “The two-day conference which then follows features contributions from some of the world’s leading street artists alongside academics, authors, researchers, curators, producers, writers and other cultural-sector professionals who are dedicated to exploring issues surrounding new forms of art and activity in public space. 

“Our hope is that Nuart’s Reconnect edition can help to dial down the background anxiety that had become part of our daily lives."

The full Nuart Aberdeen festival weekend programme can be found online at