SSW at Aberdeen Granite Festival 2013

Join SSW and artist Sean Lynch in Aberdeen City for Granite Festival 2013. SSW have organised an exciting array of  free activities for Tartan Day on Saturday 27 July and Sean will be out and about in the city all week!

Talk & Walk with Sean Lynch :

Wednesday 24, Thursday 25, Friday 26 July

17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen

11am – 12pm

Lynch has been researching and exploring Aberdeen and the role of granite in its urban infrastructure. Lynch has developed a guided walk through the city to explore topics of history, materiality and the everyday nature of the city. Join him for a one-hour stroll between 24 – 26 July, 11am from Seventeen Gallery, 17 Belmont Street. The tour is free and open to the public.

Artist Presentation :

Wednesday 24 July

17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen


Lynch will be giving a free public talk at Seventeen Gallery on Wednesday 24 July, about some of his recent projects; presenting an array of research that examines how everyday material such as stone and metal are adopted and utilised by human society, and the stories and scenarios that emerge. Some subjects will include the DeLorean motorcar, ancient stone monuments of Ireland and the carvings of monkeys in Oxford.

Granite in the Graveyard :

Saturday 27 July

St Nicholas Kirkyard, Aberdeen

11am – 4pm

Join SSW and Granite Festival partners for Tartan Day celebrations on Saturday 27 July! The SSW technical team will be hosting a range of activities at the St Nicholas Kirkyard between 11am – 4pm. This all-day event includes the opportunity to try your hand at polishing granite and view expert demonstrations of letter-cutting and stone carving. With support from Fyfe Glenrock and A & J Robertson (Granite) Ltd, this public event is free and open to all.

Artist-in-residence Sean Lynch will also be available to discuss his current residency and ongoing practice. He will be doing a further Walk & Talk at 2pm. More times may be posted on the day – please visit the venue on the day for updates.

See you in Aberdeen!

One response to “SSW at Aberdeen Granite Festival 2013

  1. If you want to know why Aberdeen is called the “Granity town” you can miss this festival. Lynch is the best sculptor to create art from granite.

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