1 EAGLETON NOTES: Glasgow's Wall Art

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Glasgow's Wall Art

Glasgow has a lot of wonderful wall art. This is the wall of my favourite concert venue: the City Halls. It is one of several a wonderful concert venues in Glasgow and Glasgow's oldest purpose built performance space which has been entertaining visitors since 1841. The traditional shoebox style auditorium is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics and the elegant and spectacular Hall is also home to the Scottish Music Centre. This exciting music complex houses top class rehearsal, recording, broadcasting and webcasting facilities.






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    1. Thanks Lizzie. It certainly happifies people and is better than the blank wall that used to be there.

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  2. I love them all! I didn't realise how much I enjoyed this kind of art until I started following an Instagram page featuring wall art from around the world. I think I like nearly every photo! These ones havent shown up yet

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    1. Kylie although I'm on Instagram I hardly ever visit it. I think I must do so more often. Mind you I rarely visit Facebook any more either so am no doubt missing what's happening in the world.

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  3. This is beautiful....a light year away from tagging.

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    1. Tagging led to this. Like classical music led to heavy metal. It's all wonderful, creative stuff! I do love the animals, but a guy in a kilt picking mushrooms really just can't be beat.

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    2. Adrian it certainly is a long way from it although I've seen some pretty sophisticate (if unwanted) tagging in New Zealand. Mrs S. It's amazing how things morph and develop in many fields.

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  4. Gosh what wonderful wall art, how lovely to see these. Thank you.

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  5. Awesome. Wall painting has improved greatly over the last few years. Better materials and better artists.

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  6. Wonderful murals enhancing the urban landscape. Thanks for noticing and for sharing Graham. Perhaps you could do similar on your garage/workshop in Eagleton?

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    1. YP I park my car in that car park and the murals are so huge it's impossible not to notice. Unfortunately mu talents don't extend to painting a matchstick man.

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    2. You could fly Kate Steeds over to do the job for you.

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  7. Wow! That is impressive. My "knowledge" of Glasgow comes courtesy of old episodes of Taggart, in the olden days of tagging and scribbling, so I had no idea about this.

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    1. Pipistrello there is a great deal of wonderful building art in Glasgow. I'll show some more when I get the opportunity.

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  8. Excellent. The painter deserves better walls.

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    1. That's true Cro because the bottom of these walls are usually covered in cars.

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  9. Are they 'encouraged' and materials paid for? Is there a time when work is not to this quality or has to be painted over? Who is the judge? I only ask!

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    1. Potty I don't know the answer to your questions but I think it is possible that the building's owners probably financed it.

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  10. Even for the fox and the squirrel in the first picture alone, I have to love this! But all the rest of it is great. Is the artist (or maybe a group of artists worked on that?) well known in Scotland? I very much like the autumnal atmosphere of those murals.

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    1. Meike, I don't know who painted this. It's been there for some years. I shall try and find out more about it.

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  11. Oh, that wall art is magnificent, Graham! Absolutely magnificent! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. How wonderful. It reminds me a bit of Belfast where there was all kinds of wonderful art on so many walls, in many different styles. A lot of the wall art I have seen is very naturalistic and accomplished. It makes me wonder who creates it. I wonder if the same people travel round different cities, as a job. And I also wonder how they think of their ideas. Do people commission them? Who pays? (I am not expecting you to answer these questions, naturally - but your post has somehow raised them in my mind, whereas seeing them all in Belfast, didn't. )
    On a different tack, Livorno sounds like a great place to have someone to visit.

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    1. Jenny, I understand that there is a 'wall art trail' in Glasgow and, if I have time when I'm down next time, I'll see what I can find out. A few of the comments have made me curious.

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  13. Fabulous murals and an exciting venue.

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    1. Yes, Diane, they are and you've reminded me to look out the other Glasgow murals when I'm next there.

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  14. Oh, it is wonderful! I have started to see similar things in other big cities (well, similar in the sense that they are wall art, totally dissimilar in the subject matter) I always love it. I wonder if Glasgow has as much as Belfast - really have NEVER seen anything like central Belfast. Do you ever wonder who paints it, and whether they are commissioned, and by whom? It looks very skilful.

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  15. Good gracious, I see that I have already written a comment on this - I THOUGHT I had, but it was a long time ago. I clicked the link from your Google+ page which I don't usually, so I suppose the Google+ might not be up to date. So, rather than having rather similar comments, you have my permission to omit anything that seems superfluous - there is a bit of repetition :) And now....to your latest post!

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    1. I've only just seen your second set of comments on this post, Jenny. I've published them so that you know that I've now seen them and because you asked a question which suddenly made me realise that, with a few well publicised exceptions (Billy Connoly murals) I have no idea. You've also reminded me that one day when I have more time in Glasgow I must do some more research.

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