Our festival launch commences with world-renowned festival artist Hera in conversation with cultural critic Carlo McCormick. Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) has been travelling the world since 2001 painting large-scale murals, solo or as part of the duo Herakut. Aberdeen locals will fondly remember Herakut’s iconic, but now demolished mural on the façade of Aberdeen Market.


The evening will close with an exclusive UK Premiere of “Banksy, The Stolen Girl” with an introduction by Dr Enrico Bonadio.

Can a piece of street art express the feelings of an entire community and become the subject of a police chase? Yes, if it’s by Banksy. In memory of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in 2015, Banksy covered a door of the building with a stencil which became known as “The Sad Girl”. The artwork was brazenly stolen in the dead of night.


Tickets are going fast and space is limited, we recommend recommend booking your ticket now if you want to attend. The event is free, but when it’s full — it’s full.



The Lemon Tree

5 West North Street

Aberdeen, AB24 5AT



Thursday 6 June

Doors at 18:15

Event is from 19:00-21:00

Bar until 22:00


Free, book your ticket now


1. “Banksy and the Stolen Girl”

2: Mural by Herakut for Nuart Aberdeen 2017

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