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Peacock Visual Arts


Peacock Printmakers (Aberdeen) Ltd. was established in 1974 by a group of artists, led by Arthur Watson, who wanted to have a facility in the city for making fine art prints. After much searching an old workshop was found in the centre of Aberdeen and leased from the Trustees of St Andrew's Cathedral;

Throughout the seventies Peacock Visual Arts continued to develop and expand.

By the early 1990s Peacock visual arts had developed into a professional organisation with the some of the most impressive printmaking facilities in Scotland. From its earliest beginnings of employing just one, Peacock visual arts now employs 14 members of staff, numerous tutors and an ever growing band of volunteers.

Over the years Peacock visual arts has attracted many artists to work in it's lively and busy workshop. The outcome has been a continuous and steady stream of exciting and high quality innovative work.

Like all successful organisations Peacock visual arts has embraced change and has expanded and adapted to remain relevant to the needs of new generations of artists and public. It now has the widest range of visual arts production facilities openly available in Scotland and provides expert training in their use. Artists still make fine art prints at Peacock visual arts but are also as likely to be using video, photography or digital imaging.

Although Peacock Visual Arts continues to take pride in the quality of its technical facilities (such as a state of the art broadcast-standard video editing suite) and skills of its workshop team, its focus is now to bring artists and public together to share and explore ideas and to make and present art in new ways. It organises many artists, participatory and exhibition projects each year and its innovative work in visual arts education has won numerous awards.


For further info, contact:


Peacock Visual Arts

21 Castle Street

Aberdeen AB11 5BQ

Tel: 01224-639539

fax: 01224-627094


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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210