Aden Country Park Public Art Strategy


To create a public arts strategy for Aden Country Park in rural Aberdeenshire.


Client: Friends of Aden Country Park

Duration: 4 Months


icecream architecture worked with The Friends of Aden Country Park to explore the possible pathways and ideas for bringing art into this large, diverse and well loved public place. The  document which resulted from the project, marks the departure to a strategic approach to arts development for Aden. It is driven by a longer term and co-ordinated commitment to considering Aden as a creative place.


The strategy was developed through a period of research and engagement carried out in the park, which was about learning, discussing and examining the potential for Art in Aden Country Park; exploring what would be exciting, innovative and important. Undertaking a process to co-create a vision and an action plan, through imaginative thinking about themes, locations, materials and forms appropriate for Aden. As part of this process icecream architecture led walks, hosted a film screening and discussion night and installed points for information and ideas to be gathered.

The first of the commissioned artworks to be delivered according to this strategy will be installed during Summer 2016.