I decided to head down to Paisley this morning to see Mark Worst’s latest piece of work. I was very impressed with the painting of his mate Scott. It’s in a little ‘garden’ area next to Leisureland on the High Street, some may remember his mural with a fox on the same wall.
Walking along Paisley High Street towards Leisureland, I noticed that the Little Book Transfer murals are still there on the empty shops, they can be seen on the LBT page here.
While I was on the Paisley Road I stopped off at the Pacitti Community Gardens to see Rogue-One’s latest work. This spectacular piece attracted plenty of media interest, it was on the front page of the Scotsman, in the Evening Times on Tuesday 19th March and The Metro even covered the story, well earned praise indeed. Also on Paisley Road West is another nice community mural created by Rogue-One and EJEK using a design created by the local school pupils, as you can see, there was bright sunlight when I took this image, I’ll return later and get a better shot.
I will add all these images into the relevant pages in The Artists section.
Following on from my International Woman’s Day post, I was reminded that World Book Day was last Thursday (7th March) so as it was a nice sunny day and as I had to pop up to Glenrothes for a meeting with an old work colleague I decided to hunt out some books on walls, rather than indoors in libraries, and I wasn’t disappointed.
I hunted out two created by Rogue One to celebrate World Book Day in 2013, the first was in Buckhaven in Fife, where his mate EJEK lent a hand, the other one I found on the library in Bonnybridge.
Reading is a form of transport. Everyone is entitled to a travel pass. Gaun Yersel!
A book is a conversation, a riot, a place of silence. Are you listening?
You can see how the Buckhaven Mural was created in this video and the Bonnybridge Mural in this video.
While in the Fife area, I discovered work by a local Fife artist Kerry Wilson, a large mural in Cowdenbeath depicting the areas link to mining and some fun pieces on a couple of Glenrothes’ underpasses.
Watch the Cowdenbeath Mural creation here.
It was quite fortunate to finish off in Bonnybridge as I was able to visit my niece Lesley, who lives there, for a coffee and a blether before heading home, it was great to meet up with her and her family and to catch up with all the latest news.
I’ve been busy over the last week volunteering at Celtic Connections 2019 so I’ve not had a chance to get out and about taking photographs. This week, I was on duty at the CCA, for John Paul White supported by Lyla Foy, then it was the Mackintosh Church, for Iain MacFarlane & Ingrid Henderson (with special guests Hamish Napier and Finlay MacDonald) who were supported by Hecla, I met some great people and heard some fabulous music. The week was topped off by Grace & Danger: A Celebration of John Martyn in the Concert Hall, I had a great week and I’m looking forward to next week at the Mitchell Theatre and the O2 Academy.
On the way up to the Mackintosh Church, I was blethering with the driver and we got talking about street art as we were passing Firhill Stadium so I had to point out Rogue One’s nice mural on the outside wall of the city end of the stadium. Due to the length of this piece I’ve split it into 2 panoramic shots.
Firhill by Rogue-One
Firhill by Rogue-One