Paisley First artwork to herald another new arrival at Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station
Paisley First is calling out to Paisley’s vibrant art scene once again, with a second mural scheduled to arrive at Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station later this year.
Local artist Caroline Gormley produced the fabulous Welcome to Paisley Mural last summer and now plans are in place for another mural to help put Paisley on the map!
The neighbouring wall is approximately 7m in length and 2m in height with the concept for this second mural – a tourism map of Paisley with a modern twist.
We are looking for an artist who can design, project manage and deliver an original high-quality artwork that will have a positive impact on the town and will engage those using the station.
Paisley First Chairman Graeme McGowan said: “More than four million passengers pass through Gilmour Street, Scotland’s fourth busiest railway station, every year.
“We are looking for an artist who can design and produce a high-quality artwork that reflects the town centre’s vibrancy and showcase the many different things there are to do, see and enjoy in Paisley.
“The aim is to provide a welcoming environment for people using the station, brighten up a long corridor and to engage travellers.”
The project is on track thanks to the support of station managers the ScotRail Alliance.
William Donaldson, the ScotRail Alliance’s Station Manager for Paisley, said: “We are delighted to support Paisley First and I look forward to seeing the submissions from Paisley’s arts community.
“The station plays a very important role in the town and reflecting the cityscape in murals around it is a great way to tell Paisley’s story to the millions of people using it each year.”
Proposals can be handed into the Paisley First office no later than 9 am on Monday 22nd October 2018, or alternatively, artists can send their proposals electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
As well as a design outline, please complete an application form which can be downloaded HERE
The project is fully funded by Paisley First.
Artists must either work or live in Paisley, or have prominent links to the town.
Paisley’s vibrant art scene welcomed a new arrival to the town with the completion of a Paisley First mural inside the town’s main train station in the summer of 2017.
Paisley First, with the support of the ScotRail Alliance, commissioned local artist Caroline Gormley to produce an artwork for a wall on the corridor to Platforms 1 to 4 in Paisley Gilmour Street Railway Station.
Commuters and visitors to the town have been amazed as they watched the transformation during the summer as Caroline and co-artist Sandy Guy worked tirelessly on the wall.
The talented duo have painted iconic people, places and historic moments from the town’s past – everything from a mill girl, a burning witch and Gerry Rafferty to Fulton Mackay, the Russell Institute and the Hillman Imp car.
Braveheart William Wallace and Caroline’s previous Buddie artwork are also highlighted.
The project came to fruition thanks to the support of station managers, the ScotRail Alliance.
Artist Caroline Gormley, who completed the work with co-artist Sandy Guy, said: “First port of call is getting on the train that brings you to Gilmour Street station, the gateway to Paisley and its vibrant culture, which will definitely give you something to write home about.”
“It’s a celebration of Paisley people, their vision, enthusiasm, positivity, determination, humour and hard work.”
“Paisley wouldn’t have heritage if it wasn’t for the people of the town, this has been the case throughout our history and it continues today.”
“The use of the postcard was to add an element of humour, also the postcard may be seen as a thing of the past when it comes to communication but people have to look to their past in order to create a better, brighter future.”