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

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.

Great Scot: Free Walking Tour of Old Aberdeen

For over five hundred years, Old Aberdeen has been one of the great centres of learning in the North of Scotland. There can be no better place to celebrate Aberdeen's greatest thinkers, scientists, explorers, inventors and writers.

We'll explore the hidden places in this historic burgh, to tell the stories of some great Scots whose achievements did not get the recognition they deserved.

Please note: this tour runs once a day. The second time listed is the end time of the tour, NOT the start time of a second tour.

Meditation in the Park

Every third Sunday of the month is a pre-designated day across the world to sit for an hour and to give thoughts of peace to those in need.
Join us in a nature environment for reflective contemplation assisted by music and conducted commentaries, to donate Christmas good wishes and vibrations of peace to a world in need. Wrap up warm for sitting!