The mural is situated at a freeplay park area within the development, which officially opened towards the end of 2016.
Partick Housing Association worked with Art Pistol, an organisation which works with the very best of independent UK and international artists to promote public art. Art Pistol projects are visible across the city; “creating an outdoors art gallery; turning walls and windows into art, working with the best artists in the game to create unique public art, street art, murals and artistic window graphics”.
The Association coordinated meetings between Art Pistol and residents at Broomhill Gate to determine what they would like to see on the wall. From there Art Pistol worked up some ideas and the residents selected their preference – a natural scene with trees and a fairy door image.
Art Pistol then commissioned artist Rogue One to undertake the work. At approximately 3m high by 12m wide, painting the mural took about one week to complete.
The mural was designed to complement the surroundings of the playpark. The boundaries between the built and natural environments are blurred as the tree trunks in the mural appear to belong to the real trees which are located behind the wall.
Partick Housing Association is considering having more arts-led project in the area and has asked locals submit their opinions here.