In May 2015 Elliot Tupac, a world famous Peruvian artist travelled to the UK to take part in various mural projects and exhibitions. While in Glasgow he exhibited a beautiful exhibition at South Block and collaborated with us on a mural at a local school in Springburn. Elliot's text translates as 'Education with no boundaries- Working Together' and Syrkus painted a series of women from different cultures carrying objects to create a simple meal together. The mural celebrates the multi-cultural community that makes up the school and how hard everyone is working there to make it a success.
We're really proud of this project and how the mural worked as a whole. See all the photos here.
Faith47 from South Africa painted a beautifully subtle piece for our In Common
project in Ibrox. She worked through the sun and the rain to create an intriguing portrait of a powerful woman. A string is tangled in her fingers and a wrought iron feature guards her. A sentence runs along the wall that says, "THAT ONE CAN GIVE WHAT ONE DOES NOT POSSES, OH THE MIRACLE OF EMPTY HANDS".
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.
Thankyou to World Wide Tropicals for accommodating us and to all the local people who gave us positive feedback and made us feel welcome.