Having chatted to Mairi Rodgers during the making of the documentary last year, it's great to see it released.
Journalist Mairi Rodgers is in Aberdeen for the Nuart Festival, an annual celebration of street art. A self confessed newbie to the scene, she signs up as a volunteer to discover what it’s all about. Aberdeen has established its global reputation, with over 40 huge murals and hundreds of smaller works dotted around the city centre. Mairi soon finds herself assisting some of Europe’s most talented muralists, including Slim Safont, Jacoba Niepoort and Glasgow-based James Klinge.
Mairi meets legendary photographer Martha Cooper, known for documenting the New York graffiti scene in the 1980s. Martha is impressed by the quality of the artwork on offer. But can graffiti really be described as art? And is it legal? Mairi joins Aberdeen artist Jon Reid on a tour of the city’s back streets, where he encourages her to pick up a spray can and make her own mark on this painted city.
You can witch it on BBC iPlayer now at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001gzyv/tog-do-shuil-painted-city