Mud Pies on Monday afternoons

Engaging activities for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!
Come along to this 8 week course and find out about autumn wildlife, collect natural things in the woods, find out about and use them to make things to take home, play with toys and possibly the best bit have a (cosy) drink and biscuit outdoors!
Mondays 28 October to 16 December - 1pm to 2.30pm

Mud Pies on Friday mornings

Engaging activities for 2 to 5 year olds to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!
Come along to this 8 week course and find out about autumn wildlife, collect natural things in the woods, find out about and use them to make things to take home, play with toys and possibly the best bit have a (cosy) drink and biscuit outdoors!
Fridays 1 November to 20 December - 10am to 11.30am

Martin Parr - Think of Scotland

Martin Parr loves Scotland. The world-renowned photographer has been visiting for over 25 years, taking pictures the length and breadth of the country, from Ayrshire to Aberdeenshire and from Orkney to the Western Isles.

Presented for the first time at Aberdeen Art Gallery, 'Think of Scotland' explores leisure, landscape, food and community with Parr's characteristic twist.

Also on display is 'Aberdeen at Leisure', a new series of portraits of the city commissioned by Aberdeen Art Gallery to celebrate its landmark redevelopment. Will you spot someone you know?

Alchemy - Inspiring Art, Inspiring Science

The first exhibition in our new gallery showcasing work by local schools, colleges, arts organisations and artists presents work by Aberdeen school pupils inspired by objects borrowed from our collection during the Art Gallery redevelopment. This innovative cross-curricular project encouraged young minds to explore links between art and science through real artworks and artefacts which were displayed in school and brought to life through sessions with artists, our curators and University of Aberdeen scientists.

supported by CNOOC

Festive Silent Disco Walking Tours

IT'S CHRISTMAAAAAAAAS - and what better way to get in the festive mood, than to sing and dance through the Christmas Village with the city’s first festive silent disco walking tour!

This winter, Friends of ANCHOR is the chosen charity of the Aberdeen Inspired Christmas Village, in partership with Aberdeen City Council.

Every weekend, we will be bringing back the old fashioned tradition of carol singing… with a modern twist!

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Open Exhibition 2019

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Open Exhibition 2019
The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

27th November 2019 to 19th January 2020.

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) has partnered with NHS Grampian Corporate Communications to launch its first Open Exhibition in The Suttie Arts Space. GHAT will be showcasing a wide range of artworks created by professional and amateur artists, as well as work by NHS Grampian staff. Works will include painting, drawing, sculpture, print, film and photography.

Cartomania: A Victorian Photographic Phenomenon

'Cartes de visite' were the first form of affordable mass-produced photography.

These images of families and friends, royalty and celebrities of the day were wildly popular during the Victorian era.

Queen Victoria herself helped spread the craze by building her own collection. People collected photographs of their families and friends, royalty and celebrities of the day.

Cartomania explores this early photographic phenomenon through the work of pioneering photographers such as the celebrated Aberdonian photographer George Washington Wilson.

Life and death in the city: excavations at Aberdeen Art Gallery

Steven Watt, AOC Archaeology

Soon after Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment works began in 2015, AOC Archaeology conducted a watching brief on the site, the location of a 13th century Dominican Friary. Excavations revealed the remains of over 400 individuals from medieval and post-medieval graves and a Victorian charnel house. Steven looks at what the evidence reveals, including possible graveyard management, and insights into the lives of the people whose remains were discovered.

Intellectual Property Advice Clinic

Book a free 30 minute 1:1 appointment with a registered IP attorney.  Access free expert confidential  advice, support and guidance on your intellectual property rights including patent, trademark, designs and copyright information.

Advice consultations by phone and by Skype are available for booking as well as in-person consultations in the library. Please specify your preference when booking.