Oil and the City has been an exciting experiment, bringing together different art disciplines, linking academia and arts, and involving the public of Aberdeen. It has been an experiment to prove that Aberdeen, notorious for its shades of grey, can be a nourishing ground for a collaborative and colourful project.
So first and foremost we thank all the people who came to our events and contributed to the research and to the body of knowledge that invisibly supports this exhibition.
A project like Oil and the City could not be realised without the help of many people and institutions. We thank Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Bridgefoot Farm, Newton Dee Bakery and Aberdeen University who supported this project with advice and material supply. We thank Aberdeen City Council, Vederlagsfondet (Norway) and Peacock Visual Arts for their financial support.
And we thank everybody who in many ways contributed to this project: Adam and Marisia, Adam Proctor, Alice, all the guys up at the Tullos Crescent plots, Andy, Andy Morin, Angela Kruth, Barbara, Carl Petersen, Catherine and Mike Taggart, Chris Yuill, Christine Burgess, Christine Telford, Clara, Clive Randall, Colin Ward, Craig Barrowman, Evan Gardner, Goldrausch (Berlin), Hugh, Jake Molloy, Jane Clark, Jason Hunt, Jason Williamson, John Edwards, Karl Ingar Røys, Kjell Erik Lind-Hansen, Lars Paalgard, Lindsay Gordon, Magnus Malcolm, Mandy, Marte Stigen, Michael Heaney, Miho, Mike and Marion, Monika Vykoukal, Ovynd, Owen Logan, Pauline Gerard, Pete Stollery, Sonja, Steve Morrison, and Tony.
Aberdeen, October 2005