ABERDEEN INSPIRED HAILS SUCCESS OF PAINTED DOORS PROJECT

It is just under a month since local artists began transforming doorways in the city centre with vibrant splashes of colour.

Spearheaded by Aberdeen Inspired, the painted doors project has seen 12 doors transformed into living art with the aim of brightening up the heart of the Granite City.

The initiative has proved a tremendous success so far, so much so that the business organisation has decided to double their original aim and brighten up a further 12.

Falling under Aberdeen Inspired’s Summer of Art theme, the painted doors can be found on Langstane Place, Windmill Brae, The Green, Correction Wynd and Wapping Street/Trinity Centre. 

People have been sharing their enjoyment of the doors on social media, which has been awash with images and feedback on the wide variety of artistic styles on display.

Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “The response we have received from residents, visitors and the local business community to the painted doors project has been incredible. From the moment work began on the first door there has been a tremendous buzz about the initiative.

“Aberdeen Inspired had set the aim of transforming up to 12 doors and we have now decided to double that after the great reaction so far. This project has provided a canvas for local artists to showcase their fantastic talent, brightened up the city centre and brought about great engagement from the public.

“Similarly to our Play Me, I’m Yours project, the doors have really grabbed the attention of the city and we are thrilled with how much everyone has been enjoying them and sharing that online. My heartfelt thanks go to Mary Butterworth for helping us co-ordinate this project and of course to all the artists. They and everyone at Aberdeen Inspired have been working hard to bring it to life and we can’t wait to see what the next 12 doors will be transformed into.”

To share any films, photos and stories about the painted doors, people are asked to use #painteddoorsabdn on social media.