Askew was our final artist. He travelled from New Zealand to paint a 6 storey building at the Townhead Campus of the City of Glasgow College at 230 Cathedral Street in the city centre. We partnered with the college for this part of the project, they gave us the site and funding aswell as some very talented students who helped us throughout.
Askew's painting is of a close friend, Leilani Momoisea, a NZ journalist, model and blogger (www.lanisays.com) of Western Samoan, Scottish, Irish and English descent. She is the epitome of what it is to be born and living in current New Zealand, from a generation of migratory NZ ancestry from both the UK and Polynesia. He painted the mural in layers of colour, the last being in white spraypaint. The effect is incredible and the mural very striking.
In Common was a Festival 2014 project to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow. 5 murals were painted on the theme of 'Identity' across the city in July 2014. Here is a map to find all of the sites.
This was a huge wall, without the help of Recoat and college volunteers we could not have pulled it off. Thankyou to all of you!
Thankyou to the City of Glasgow College for accommodating and sponsoring In Common and all their staff who helped and supported us. A special thankyou to Eddie, John and Willie. The Paint Shed gave us vibrant, quality paint, again thankyou!