Aberdeen artists launch month-long creative event and pop-up gallery in city centre

A collective of students, artists and academics from Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art will launch a month-long creative event this Friday 23 November to promote and foster local artistic talent. 

‘Offset57’ will take over two shop spaces at The Academy Shopping Centre to host a series of creative events, workshops and exhibition, and a pop-up gallery and shop.

Influential designers and artist collectives including Fred Deakin, founder of critically acclaimed electronic music duo Lemon Jelly and BAFTA award-winning graphic arts company Airside, will visit the city to speak and curate events aimed at inspiring the next generation of artistic talent in Aberdeen.

The launch night, this Friday 23 November from 7pm, will include interactive illustration projects, an exhibition by former Gray’s student collective ‘WLDWLVS’ and DJ Jon Reid providing music and visuals. The event will also include live workshops, interactive projects, exhibitions and a creative swap event.

A pop-up shop offering the chance to buy jewellery, prints, illustrations, cards, bags, zines and textiles by students and upcoming designers and artists will be open from Wednesdays-Sundays throughout the event.

Full events listing:

23 November


Launch night

26 November

Talk and ‘secret’ event by London-based group ‘Shellsuit Zombie’ who run projects for young creatives/graduates


28 November

Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly & Airside will discuss his career and working in the UK’s creative industries


1 & 2 December

Creation/Rotation – creative swap event

8 December

Illustration activity and workshop evening

15 & 16 December

Live screenprint workshop and exhibition by Peacock Visual Arts

22 December

End of year closing party & ‘Talent for a Tenner’

Every Wednesday throughout


Arts & Crafts meetings and workshops

Notes to Editors:


There will be various photo opportunities throughout Offset57’s events. Interested parties should contact Nicola Watson, Communication Design Lecturer at Gray’s School of Art on 01224 263612 for more information.

Issued by:
Sarah Grieve
Communications Officer (Faculty of Design & Technology)

Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262206