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.

Mud Pies on Monday afternoons

Calling all 2 to 5 year olds! Come and discover nature and play and explore outdoors at Mud Pies.
Collect things from nature, splash in puddles, find out about wildlife, make things to take home, have snack outdoors and play with diggers and tractors!
Mondays 13 January to 10 February, 1pm to 2.30pm - 5 weeks.

Mud Pies on Friday mornings

Calling all 2 to 5 year olds! Come and discover nature and play and explore outdoors at Mud Pies.
Collect things from nature, splash in puddles, find out about wildlife, make things to take home, have snack outdoors and play with diggers and tractors!
Fridays 16 January to 14 February, 10am to 11.30am - 5 weeks.