Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Glasgow Mural Trail

Something a bit different today. I had friends visiting for the weekend, and between the wine and cocktails, we decided to do a bit of sightseeing with a difference.

The Glasgow Mural Trail was officially launched in 2014 to promote the growing portfolio of works adorning buildings within Glasgow city centre. The murals showcase a diverse range of talent and are now recognised as unique pieces of art in their own right. There are currently 22 murals on the trail.

We concentrated on the ones closest to the centre - it was a very chilly day and there were drinks to be had! We did struggle a bit with the map, but found several that we loved. There were a couple we couldn't see properly, and one I couldn't get a decent picture of, but we loved the ones we saw.

Spaceman by Recoat & Ali Wylie

The Clutha by Elik & Rogue One

Badminton by Guido Van Helten
Installed as part of the promotion for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Dr Connolly, I Presume? by Jack Vettriano & Rogue One
One of a number of commemorative Billy Connolly murals. This was installed by Rogue One and is a reproduction of a Jack Vettriano painting.

Honey I Shrunk The Kids by Smug

Billy Connolly by John Byrne & Rogue One
Another Billy Connolly installation by Rogue One, this time based on a piece by John Byrne

Fellow Glasgow Residents by Smug
This was our favourite mural of the ones we saw, and it's huge. It shows all types of animal and plant life that can be found in Glasgow's parks and green spaces, and it's painted to look as though you are peering through a hole in the wall.

We loved finding these amazing pieces of art, and are looking forward to seeing the rest.

If you would like to find out more about the Glasgow Mural Trail, please visit:

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