3AC group exhibition at Arcaro Arts

Mark O'Brien, Rachel Lewis and Chris Stewart at Arcaro Arts
Mark O'Brien, Rachel Lewis and Chris Stewart at Arcaro Arts

A group of artists from Aberdeen will have their work on display at Arcaro Arts in Peterhead for the next two weeks.

Aberdeen Alternative Arts Collective (3AC) are a collective of makers established in 2013 who encourage open participation in art practice.

The group are taking part in a group exhibition exploring the theme “Steampunk” which will run from Saturday, April 12 until Saturday, April 26.

3AC, made up of artists Laura Blackledge, Ben Harley, Iain Lyon, Mark O’Brien, Maria Rinke, Chris Stewart and Sophie Will, welcome artists and crafters of all ages, especially those who are inexperienced, self-taught, or whose work challenges convention.

“Steampunk” started off as a sub-genre of science fiction and is described by the group as what would have happened if steam had taken the Victorians into space - it is futuristic history, a time of steam-power and clockwork, adventure and romance.

Exhibition co-ordinator Rachel Lewis said: “As we are based in Aberdeen it is good to get out of the city and get noticed, it will be a great experience.”

The “Steampunk” opening evening will take place at the Kirk Street gallery on Saturday, April 12 between 4pm and 8pm.