Supporting Artist


British Art Show is a landmark touring exhibition, widely recognised as the most important recurrent exhibition of contemporary art produced in the UK. Held every five years, it brings the most innovative and exciting contemporary art produced in this country to four UK cities.  

The prestigious British Art Show will come to Aberdeen for the first time this summer. The 9th edition of the exhibition will go on show at Aberdeen Art Gallery from 10 July - 10 October 2021 and then tour to Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth.  

Before the British Art Show 9 tour launches in the city, we invite applications for the role of Supporting Artist, to be part of our partner programme, working with Mobile Art School.  We are seeking a recent graduate or artist still in training to take up a freelance opportunity to work with Mobile Art School on selected dates throughout the run of the British Art Show 9.   

Mobile Art School will deliver an exciting programme of art workshops on the streets of Aberdeen, connecting the public with themes of sustainability and alternative futures. Are you excited about BAS9, an excellent communicator and passionate about sharing art with the public? Then please send us a cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and availability for the role. Please note that as a freelance contractor, you are required to hold the relevant Public Liability Insurance. 


Where: The events will take place out of doors, Aberdeen city centre.


When: Selected dates between 6 July and 10 October 2021, including weekends. 

7 July 

10-11 July 

21-28 July 

4 August, 11 August

25-26 September

2-3 October 

9-10 October


Rate: We follow the 2021 Scottish Artists Union rates of pay and will pay the day rate of £189.15


We invite potential candidates to read the brief and submit their CV and cover letter to by 5pm on Friday 18 June 2021

For enquiries please contact Craig Barrowman  

For further information on Mobile Art School: 


About us  
Aberdeen Archives Gallery & Museums (AAGM) is proud to be part of Aberdeen City Council. We care for rich and diverse collections of art and history which together are recognised as a Collection of National Significance. We present these to the public at our five venues:  

Aberdeen Art Gallery   
Aberdeen Maritime Museum  
The Tolbooth Museum  
Provost Skene’s House   
Aberdeen Treasure Hub Museum Centre