Port Glasgow Railway Station Mural
The Port Glasgow Railway Station was identified during the Port Glasgow Charrette in 2014 as an area for improvement. Discussions at the Port Glasgow Town Centre Regeneration Forum (PGTCRF) meetings highlighted the desire for additional art work to increase attractiveness of the station and to act as a welcome for people visiting the town.
As a visitor to the Forum, ScotRail (John Yellowlees, External Relations Manager) advised of the ScotRail Culture and Arts Fund. ri seized the opportunity to make a joint application with local community arts organisation RIG Arts to create a community based mural celebrating Port Glasgow’s past and present.
The application was successful and RIG Arts was awarded £5,000 from the ScotRail scheme with ri agreeing to match fund the project. RIG Arts consulted with the Port Glasgow Community Association, St Johns Primary P7 pupils and the Port Glasgow Old Men's Club in order to devise 14 designs to be erected within the station's corridor.
The mural was painted by local artists Karen Orr and Jim Strachan and was unveiled in October 2016.
If you scrowl down below you will be able to see all of the murals: