Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) graduate Michelle Maxwell was joined by some of the young people from Pilton Youth & Children’s Project to celebrate the completion of a ‘Wizard of Oz’ themed environmental art project which has transformed an unused green space in the heart of the Edinburgh neighbourhood. The brainchild of Castle Rock Edinvar […]
“Wider Role: Activity that goes beyond the provision, improvement and management of housing with the aim of improving the economic, social and environmental circumstances of the communities within which the RSL operates,” – the Scottish Government.
To celebrate nearly 30 years of Scottish housing associations incorporating public art into their developments, SHN is running a series showcasing the best examples so far.
To showcase examples of public art associated with your organisation, send a picture and brief description of each installation to the editor at email@example.com.
A new permanent public artwork by artist Liz Peden of Gorbals Arts Project was unveiled last week in the Gorbals. Glasgow Central MP Alison Thewliss joined descendants of local famous faces to celebrate the unveiling of the 7 Arches, a unique history wall in Glasgow. Liz Peden has created a striking permanent installation in the Cleland Street […]
Castle Rock Edinvar’s community art project with Edinburgh College of Art’s Graphic Design department has completed three further installations. This initiative will see four vandalism hotspots and a neglected area of grass across Castle Rock Edinvar sites transformed with new artwork. Residents have created a permanent doormat exhibition outside a development in Potterrow. Staff collaborated […]
A powerful 40 metre mural exploring the subject of tackling sectarianism has been unveiled on London Road in the shadow of Celtic Park and the Emirates Arena. The mural was created by renowned Glasgow street art group Art Pistol and Rogue One, one of Glasgow’s most famous street artists and features inspirational ideas and poetry developed by […]
A group of tenants from West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) have unveiled an impressive mural entitled Glasgow, the Dear Green Place. The five ladies live at the WSHA’s Denmilne Sheltered complex and the artwork was a culmination of six months hard work. The mural, featuring landmarks from Glasgow, was created with the help of […]
Shettleston Housing Association has submitted this new mural at the gable end wall at 577 Shettleston Road to our Public Art feature. Completed in July 2014, the eye-catching artwork is the result of a collaboration between the Association and third year pupils at Eastbank Academy, who worked with arts company Art Pistol to develop a […]
A mural which celebrates a Glasgow community’s past and present is helping residents look to the future. The artwork inspired by Anderston’s young and old is now a fixture of Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association’s £50 million area regeneration. The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) was given a budget of £15,000 for a mural to mark […]
Feline Good in Fernhill Children living in Fernhill have created a “spect-CAT-ular” graffiti art mural with help from professional art group Art Pistol. The mural has transformed the bare concrete and brick walls of a car park in to a colourful and exciting work of art. The project was completed as part of a West of […]
Links St, Kirkcaldy The steel sculpture was commissioned through Andy Scott and is based on the history of Kirkcaldy. The design is inspired by the Links Market and two of Kirkcaldy’s famous sons, Architect Robert Adam and Sir Sandford Fleming who was a major pioneer of Canada’s railways, inventor of the picture postage and who […]
Art students brighten up Edinburgh Students from Edinburgh College of Art have been working with Castle Rock Edinvar, and Places for People Scotland Care and Support service users to add some light and colour to the Cowgate area of Edinburgh. Two third-year graphic design students have been working with users of the Horizon project to […]