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July 14 2020

Glasgow welcomes back visitors with a contemporary art trail

Glasgow City Council has launched a contemporary art trail designed to showcase the diversity of public art to be found across the city centre while increasing footfall.

At the same time, the initiative shows that great art isn’t restricted to galleries but can instead be found throughout the city, adorning streets and buildings in often unexpected places.

Councillor Angus Millar said: “Glasgow’s City Centre Contemporary Art Trail will offer the chance to see - on the street or from the street - the many outstanding pieces of contemporary art to be found in the area. The trail will not only encourage a fresh look at these pieces but will also guide visitors to different parts of our city centre and showcase Glasgow’s status as a leading city for the contemporary arts.”

14 works have been chosen for the route ranging from a topographical relief map on Buchanan Street, crafted from bronze by artist Kathleen Chambers in 1990, to an outsize stainless-steel safety pin standing in Rottenrow Gardens courtesy of George Wylie.

The trail centres on the High Street to feed into initiatives intended to enhance the look and feel of the area.

Photography by Elmear Coyle

2 Comments

Nairn's Bairn
#1 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 17 Jul 2020 at 16:06 PM
This is really interesting actually - well done GCC.

Click on the link, people!
UR
#2 Posted by UR on 19 Jul 2020 at 13:58 PM
An audio map has been created for the art trail as well - https://glasgowgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=da42251da478438190bae83021c8557e

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