As part of the arts strategy for the new Eastgate office building in London Road, Glasgow pupils and teachers of Eastbank Academy worked with a team of creative professionals over a 3 month period to produce the hoarding artwork featured in this video.
The work begins and ends in a series of drawings of famous landmarks from across Glasgow. Each section then develops through a series of transitions, leaps of the imagination, where we move from the self-portraits of the artists, across sky and sea, mountain landscape and deep jungle, coasting through many cultures across the world and back down to earth, to the vibrant city that is today's Glasgow. Along the way, lines of poetry remind us to recall the past and look to the future that this hundred metre stretch of road has seen and will see.
Remember, in a few years time this path will mark a straight line to one of the key locations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The East End has a proud and significant history of industry and innovation, of making things that couldn’t be made elsewhere. We hope this artwork is seen in the same light, bold, daring, of wonderful scale and ambition and made by the hands of local people, reaching
out to the rest of the world.
This one hundred metre artwork not only represents the work of individuals from the East End of Glasgow, it represents the curiosity and the imagination of pupils who consider themselves to be citizens of the world.
Enjoy your journey!
Peter McCaughey – Wave, Lead Artist
Jenny Sykes – Artist
Chris Dolan – Writer
Bruce Macaulay – 6274, Lead Graphic Designer
Tom Long - Video