We hear from the people directly involved in changing the cultural scene in Aberdeen, including Nuno Sacramento, who has been newly appointed as the Director of Peacock Visual Arts.
Kate Steenhauer - Artist
Originally from the Netherlands , Kate Steenhauer is a fine artist, producing work on heritage, landmarks and industries. Drawings are created at unique locations, amidst the hustle and bustle, preferably with production in full swing, and transformed into contemporary images using oil paintings, printmaking and Japanese ink. Kate is now based in Aberdeen.
Nuno Sacramento - Director, Peacock Visual Arts
Nuno Sacramento was born in Maputo, Mozambique and for the past seven years, has lived and worked in the North East of Scotland. He was the Director of Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden, between 2010 and 2016, and is now the Director of Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen. He is a graduate of the deAppel Curatorial Training Programme and also completed a PhD by practice in Visual Arts (Shadow Curating) at the School of Media Arts and Imaging, DJCAD, Dundee. He is currently developing ‘Deep Maps / geographies from below’, the W OR M (Peacock’s new project Room), and Free Press a youth-led publishing project. He is involved in research, project curation, writing and lecturing as well as all things concerned with the everyday running of small and medium sized arts organisations.
Steve Slater - Director, City Moves
Steve has been an active participant in driving forward Scotland’s cultural ambitions for almost 30 years, including 14 years as senior producer for live art at Tramway, Glasgow. A fine arts graduate and an artist of performance and film/installation, Steve also spent four years as a special advisor for both the Dance and Drama departments at the Scottish Arts Council and a 12 month assignment as Head of Dance post at Creative Scotland. His career has taken him up and down the UK, working on diverse and challenging projects and with some of the UK’s and Europe’s most exciting and challenging artists.
Sara Stroud trained in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and spent the early years of her practice engaged in traditional art forms. It was while working in Sydney that she was introduced to film making and the diversity of the medium. The ability to recreate images through a lens using light and colour really inspired her work and she returned to London to undertake a post-graduate in Digital Imaging and Animation. During this period Sara was commissioned twice by Channel 4 and produced motion graphics for broadcast. Residing in Aberdeen with her family, Sara now teaches TV production part-time while also pursuing her own creative practice.