Date: Saturday 4 – Saturday 18 November 2017
Opening: Friday 3 November 6-8pm. All welcome
Live performance: 
The Pestitarian by Ailie Ormston

Tendency Towards Talk: Thursday 9 November, 6-7pm.
Tendency Towards initiative will lead a walk through and discussion of the exhibition.

Peacock Visual Arts presents Fertiliser, a group exhibition at The W OR M of recent Scottish Art School graduates that brings together newly commissioned artworks by artists Ellen Berns, Cassia Dodman, Ailie Ormston and Anna Wachsmuth.

Fertiliser is curated by the new artist-run initiative Tendency Towards, a group of graduates from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, who rather than trying to assert themselves individually in other cities, have decided to bring new talent from across Scotland to Aberdeen.

Tendency Towards have encouraged the selected artists to pursue new ways of working in an open manner, building upon their practice. The show reflects Tendency Towards’ core values of exposing Aberdeen audiences to new and exciting visual art production, through the pooling of creative talent and experimentation.

The exhibition Fertiliser exemplifies how artists, through collective labour, can nurture a contemporary art practice.

This show marks the start of Tendency Towards’ year-long programme of events and exhibitions in the city. For more information visit –

Peacock Visual Arts supports Tendency Towards through its new Associates programme. This programme places graduates alongside independent arts professionals, and experienced artists and curators.

With access to space, the Associates programme will lead to the strengthening of individual and collective practices within Aberdeen’s creative community. The Associates will create a critical mass in the city, and a forum for skills exchange, whilst highlighting issues around studio provision and graduate retention.