Designs and creations produced by students at City of Glasgow College are now on view to thousands of people as part of one of the largest and most novel public art installations ever to have taken place in the city.
The college’s ‘Street Art’ project saw students across all subject areas invited to submit examples of their work to feature on the perimeter hoardings that surround the construction site of the new £228m ‘super campus’ at Thistle Street (Riverside) and Cathedral Street (City).
Work is well under way at both sites, with hoardings emblazoned with imagery depicting the finest work of students were officially unveiled yesterday.
City of Glasgow College chairman of the board Douglas Baillie said: “I am absolutely delighted that our students have participated in this fabulous opportunity which, in addition to providing them with a very public platform to demonstrate their talent, also showcases what the college has to offer in terms of a diversity of courses and disciplines.”
Janis Carson, Vice-Principal and New Campus Project Sponsor said: “The Street Art project has provided a wonderful and unique opportunity to showcase the talent of our students from across all curriculum areas.
“Our students have been hugely excited to have their work presented on this vast scale and in such accessible public areas. The project has been a tremendous team effort, with the students’ talent matched by the skill of the college’s design staff, who brought this giant collage to life.
“Our Street Art project provides a less-than-traditional approach to construction hoardings and is a fitting prelude to the buildings that will shortly rise from within these sites”.
A website (http://www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/about-us/street-art-student-work) will allow those interested in the creative work to see the full scale images.