The festival will go up against well-known events such as the Turner Prize and The Royal Highland Show. Only in its third year, SPECTRA has become a firm fixture on Aberdeen’s cultural calendar and saw over 35,000 visits during the course of the festival back in February.
Andy Brydon, Director of Curated Place said:
“To be nominated for so many awards is a testament to the hard work of the creative team, our artists and the strong partnership Curated Place have developed with the city council’s creative and events teams since 2014. With next year’s festival currently in development this acknowledgement of the whole team’s efforts has fired us up to deliver bigger and better than ever before”
SPECTRA returns to Aberdeen in February 2017.
Edinburgh's Stick Figure Invasion nominated as Exhibition of the Year
Public art installation KEYFRAMES delivered by Curated Place with French artists collective Groupe LAPS at St Andrew Square in February has been nominated for Drum Scottish Event Awards in the category Exhibition of the Year. The installation featured 80 light sculptures and was exhibited from February 4 to March 28, 2016. The Scottish Event Awards will take place on 5th of October in Glasgow.
Enlighten Manchester - Festival of Light and Sound Art shortlisted for the 'darc awards'
The festival that started as a pilot in Piccadilly Gardens in 2014 has now been shortlisted alongside major international events as the Best Creative Lighting Event. In its second year the festival invited over 7000 visitors to Manchester Central Library and The Bridgewater Hall showcasing how artists can transform public space and create a new experience of the city. darc awards will take place on 15 September 2016 in London.