Mural Approximate Location:
1 Hamilton Gate PA15 1JW United Kingdom
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This is a restoration project of a 1960s street scene mural that was taken down in 2010.
The painted tiles depicted a street scene of Greenock in the days before the construction of the town’s Oak Mall.
Before the initial building work could begin, 6274 Public Art had to take photographs of each section of the underpass mural. There was a large amount of graffiti and damage to the tiles which had to be digitally touched up. The next stage was to hand illustrate the street scene as close as possible to the original.
Once completed a few modern Greenock landmarks were added, including references to the Tall Ships Festival, Clydeport Cranes and the soon-to-be constructed Beacon Theatre.
Once the artwork was approved by Riverside Inverclyde the street scene was ready to be transferred onto full colour, frost and fade resistant graphic tiles. Once fired in a kiln at 800 degrees, the glaze set and the tiles were inspected.
Only after each tile was fully approved were they individually numbered and packaged for installation.
The public response after Installation has been fantastic. The shops and business depicted in the mural take people back to a time when the high street was made up of local stores and not big companies.
To find out more about 6274 Public Art visit www.6274publicart.co.uk.