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May 1 2012

Collective unveil Easterhouse wall mural
Collective Architecture in collaboration with visual artist Alex Frost have unveiled The New Easterhouse Mosaic, a 25m long artwork adorning the Platform Arts Centre.

Commissioned by the Centre and Glasgow School of Art the piece was inspired by the Easterhouse Mosaic, a 1980s piece created by the local community, and involved the installation of 600 mosaic panels.

These were manufactured off site and applied using a mixture of old and new mosaic techniques.

In a statement Collective Architecture said: “Alex Frost’s explorations of drawing and sculpture engage with both handmade processes and technological schema. He contradicts the over familiarity of logos and brand identities of consumer products related to technology by using them as repeated motifs rendered in low-fi materials.”
Collective oversaw site remediation work as well as the installation
Collective oversaw site remediation work as well as the installation
The artwork was created as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts
The artwork was created as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts

13 Comments

Sven
#1 Posted by Sven on 4 May 2012 at 11:33 AM
Attractive urban art - what i not to like?
Wee Willy Winky
#2 Posted by Wee Willy Winky on 7 May 2012 at 11:09 AM
Why is there a candlestick in the mosaic?
Sven
#3 Posted by Sven on 7 May 2012 at 13:44 PM
It is an optical illusion. You see a candlestick and 2 faces looking at each other in one pic.
Bill
#4 Posted by Bill on 7 May 2012 at 16:11 PM
I see a chimney.
Sven
#5 Posted by Sven on 8 May 2012 at 19:31 PM
The chimney belongs to the building next door (a police station) and not to the mosaic mural.
Bill
#6 Posted by Bill on 9 May 2012 at 10:05 AM
It is an optical illusion. You can see the chimney and you thinks its part of the police station and it is actually in the mosaic mural.
Wee Willy Winky
#7 Posted by Wee Willy Winky on 9 May 2012 at 10:12 AM
What chimney? I see a brick candle coming out of the candlestick.
Sven
#8 Posted by Sven on 14 May 2012 at 15:42 PM
You both need glasses. The chimney belongs to the police station behind the mural. It is very clear for every picture.
Agog
#9 Posted by Agog on 14 May 2012 at 16:31 PM
I see a pile of mince my kids could have done. This was the best mosaic anyone could come up with??
Wee Willy Winky
#10 Posted by Wee Willy Winky on 15 May 2012 at 10:14 AM
Jeezo....you know what, Sven, I think you're right! What was I thinking...off to Specsavers - I believe they are doing a 2 for 1 offer on THE BLEEDIN' OBVIOUS!
Bill
#11 Posted by Bill on 15 May 2012 at 12:17 PM
The wee boy in the blue jacket- now that is still a really great optical illusion. He looks so real. I'd swear he was really there.
Rem Koolhaas
#12 Posted by Rem Koolhaas on 15 May 2012 at 14:03 PM
That is Agog's child sizing up the mosaic competition....
Sven
#13 Posted by Sven on 19 May 2012 at 20:22 PM
Thinking about this...this is not a mosaic. Mosaic should be small pieces of glass/terracotta etc and this wall is constructed with large pieces, ergo not a mosaic! Glasgow school of Art should have known better.

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