The City Centre Mural Trail (as funded by the City Centre Mural Fund) continues to receive regular enquiries and attract attention and interest. As we move into 2017, we are still hopeful that a number of mural proposals can be progressed before the end of the financial year, thereby building upon the three murals installed in 2016:
- “St Mungo” by Smug, in High Street
- “The Musician” by Rogue, in Sauchiehall Lane
- “STALK” series of murals by Little Book Transfers, on Charing Cross pedestrian bridge pillars (above)
These murals will help to offset the installations lost in 2016:
- “A View of the Clyde” by Rogue, formerly on Clyde Street
- “The Five Faces” by Smug, formerly on Broomielaw
In September 2016, officers from DRS City Centre Regeneration team once again provided a series of guided City Centre Mural Trail walking tours as part of that year’s Doors Open Days festival events. Due to the over-subscription of places previously offered in 2015, the number of tours was doubled to ensure that as many interested people as possible could participate.
Looking forward, a new Mural Trail booklet, and smart phone web-app are also currently in development. Finally, the City Centre Mural Trail and Mural Fund project has also been shortlisted as part of the 30th annual Arts & Business Scotland Awards due to take place in March 2017.
City Centre Murals – https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18293
City Centre Mural Fund – https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18294
City Centre Mural Trail booklet – https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=19649&p=0
Feedback/Suggestions on City Centre Mural Trail & Fund is / are most welcome please email: [email protected]