Category: Urban Regeneration

Irvine Sports Club Legacy Banners.

6274 have been commissioned by North Ayrshire Council to design all of the promotional materials celebrate the Queens Baton Relay traveling through North Ayrshire this July.

The first of this project to be installed was the Irvine Sports Club’s banners.

Following on from the #NA2014 branding we designed a series of vinyl and lamppost banners for the grounds of the Sports Club. For the lamppost banners we have used a Lightweight Mesh Vinyl printed full colour.

We had to work within a very tight deadline of just 4 days for design, print and install on site.

Irvine Townhouse

6274 worked with North Ayrshire Council to brighten up the windows of the iconic Townhouse in Irvine. Our task was to plan, design, print and install fantastic new graphics that were themed around Irvine’s landmarks and also provide a memorable impact for passers by.

The end result has greatly improved the appearance of the Townhouse, prior to a complete upgrade as part of a new Leisure centre development.

Irvine Town Centre Hoarding

6274 are working for North Ayrshire Council to produce a 250m Hoardings design around Irvine’s new Leisure Centre and Town House.

Our approach with all public art projects is to listen to a community, or client, and from that create ideas that are unique to that location. As the whole project with the town centre development is for them, we want the local community to feel connected to the artwork.

Stage one is split in to sections. There is a celebration of Robert Burns connection with Irvine, panoramas of Irvine taken Bruce Macaulay and detail shots of the town used in a collage.

Testimonials

A highly visible, public project in the heart of Irvine. The traditional hoardings were being erected around the current site for a new leisure centre. It was agreed that the hoardings would be an ideal opportunity to share some of the special aspects of the town, the local community and its culture. 6274 took on the challenge and have worked across community groups, schools, art classes and with key individuals to develop a series of decorative panels to cover the length of the hoardings.

The joy of working with 6274 has been their ability to deliver the whole package needed for such a project. From community consultation, photography, hours of research on the area, sourcing images and quotes and then of course the actual stunning designs for the different themes. An amazing piece of work that has been coordinated by the team at 6274 with fabulous results. What a pleasure it has been to know it’s in safe hands and being not only well designed but investigated, consulted on and delivered by such a motivated team with meticulous attention to detail. Nothing is ever too big a problem and no one has ever made any of us feel like we are inconveniencing them when we asked for more things or to alter parts of the process  – even when we know we were!

Lesley Forsyth, Cultural Development Manager, Education and Skills,  North Ayrshire Council

 

 

The Artizan Art Gallery and Community Hub

6274 were commissioned by Jones Lang LaSalle to create an Art Gallery and Community Hub for the Artizan Centre in Dumbarton. The aim being to engage with the community, and increase foot fall in the area.

Part of the remit, included producing artwork to be displayed on a number of vacant shop units.

This included;

• Design & print of marketing material for The Artizan Art Gallery and Community Hub
• Extensive community involvement
• Video loop for window of community hub
• Memory Tree / Dumbarton Timeline Project
• Community Arts and Events Programme at the Community Hub
• Panoramic photography of the local area
• Local schools artwork

6274 developed and managed the whole project from conception to completion.

Testimonial
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank 6274 again for this weekend.
I am extremely pleased with how successful the launch was and I am looking forwards to the future of what the Community Hub will bring to the Centre and our retailers.
Having gathered retailer feedback today they have all seen a direct impact, so all in all I can say I can sleep tonight for the first time in a while!

Louise Scott
Marketing Executive
UK Shopping Centre Management
Jones Lang LaSalle

 

 

Portobello – Shop on the Prom Project

Joe owns Findlays Butchers. Famous for all its award winning haggis!

6274 Public Art have had the pleasure of working with the local traders of Portobello Main Street on a fantastic City of Edinburgh Council led Shop on the Prom project.

Our task was to come up with a creative idea that would link the high street with the promenade and involve the local business community. Our canvas to work with was a series of 14 Heras fences around a development site on the beach front.

Portobello Development Site Before the Project

Portobello Site after the “Shop on the Prom” Installation

Our idea was to work with real people and real shops in Portobello to produce a new graphic high street on the promenade. We spent a week visiting the retailers to take photos both of their shop fronts and of themselves in situ as well as a few snaps of their products and interiors. The enthusiasm and effort from everyone who took part made the project one of the most rewarding we have worked on.

The final shots were reworked, designed and printed onto nearly 50 metres of graphic mesh along the promenade in time for the Keep Scotland Beautiful Beach Award ceremony on Wednesday 30th May.

Keep Scotland Beautiful Seaside Award Winners

Everyone involved then received at least 5 professional photographs of themselves, their shop font and products to use in their future marketing materials both on and off line.

The feedback from the project from the local traders as well as  passers by has been absolutely fantastic.

Testimonial

“It was a pleasure working with 6274. They took an idea and turned it into a reality using their very own blend of creativity, enthusiasm and know-how.  The Shop on the Prom project involved working with lots of businesses and the stunning photography captured for the campaign is testament to the ease with which they were able to work with the local community.  It has left us with a resource which we can use time and time again”

Sarah Woodford – Town Centre Coordinator for Portobello, The City of Edinburgh Council

Our hope is that the graphics will encourage visitors and locals of Portobello to make the most of the fantastic high street just a few short minutes away from the “Shop on the Prom” site and perhaps pull in some extra business over the summer.

A big thank you to everyone involved. Please do pop in and say hello next time you’re in Portobello!

Findlay’s the butcher, Isa May, Annie and Belle Cafe, The Fine Wine Company, The Front Room, Brian Forde, B.G. Cycles and Blades, Shapes, Joanne’s Dog Grooming, Mikes Tackle Shop, Artisan Gift & Gallery, Top Hat, In-House, Banana Republic, Favers Candy Emporium, Golder Bite, John Williamson Fishmonger, Flowers by Ray, Earthy, Molly Sugars, Potten Computer School, Joppa, Cove, Popeye’s, Marddocks and Dick, Deli 194, C.H. Robertson and H.S. Kidd Pharmacy.

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Dress Up for Dalry Shop Front Graphics

6274 worked with the Economic Development Department of North Ayrshire Council and local traders association Business Dalry to brighten up the windows and doors of a derelict local pub on a main junction of Dalry, Scotland.

Club Bar, Dalry Before the Dress Up for Dalry Project

 

Our task was to plan, photography, design, print and install fantastic new graphics to the disused shop front that would get the community involved and also provide a memorable impact for passers by.

Rather than providing our own graphic images that would make the former bar come alive we decided to make the project relevant to Dalry by having a photo shoot in an existing local pub and get the local people involved.

1960s and turn of the Century Window and Door Graphics

 

We planned each window to represent the town and the pub throughout the ages from the turn of the century, 1920s, WW2, 1960s, 1978 World cup to the present day. We also produced a new “Shop Local and Prosper” shop sign and produced a panel with all the businesses within the Business Dalry traders association.

The idea was to get local people to dress up in costumes that represented each era covered in our brief.

To help things along we provided our own costumes from specialists Haslemere Wardrobes as well as props and posters from various locations including the fantastic charity shop Cosgrove, to help make each photograph authentic to each era.  We then used our own photographer and design team to co-ordinate the night and even got involved in the photo shoot.

1978 World, Bertie Wooster (Ugly Guy With the Golf Clubs) and present day

 

We then went round each business in the town with posters to promote the photo shoot evening as well as sending out press releases to local papers and websites.

The photo shoot night at the Turf Inn, Dalry was a success and produced the fantastic photographs that we’re graphically enhanced for each window and door graphic.

1960s Photo Shoot at the Turf Inn

The Turf Inn Site for the Dress Up for Dalry Photo shoot

 

Once the final graphic displays were signed off we used our trusted suppliers and installation team to print photographic vinyl directly onto lightweight Corex board for the window and door panels and used Aluminum substrate dibond graphics for the main pub sign.

These were installed on Monday 2nd April and have already been a great talking point for local people and passers by.

1960s, 1900s, and World War 2 Images

 

Have a look next time you’re passing through Dalry.

The team at 6274 Public Art would be delighted to hear your comments on the project.

A massive thank you to everyone involved.

A special mention to Helen and Donald Harkness from the Turf Inn for all their effort.

All Dress Up For Dalry Images Below.

Please do get in touch on 0844 257 6274.

info@6274.co.uk

Dumbarton Lomography Underpass Project

6274 Public Art were commissioned by West Dunbartonshire Council to carry out a community photography project to create fantastic final graphics for the the Strathleven Underpass Development.

Rather than simply using standard digital cameras to take photos of people and places within the local area we used a selection of Lomography Cameras to create a vibrant and creative effect. None of the kids involved had ever used anything other than a digital camera or their mobile phone to take photos, so having only 10 to 24 attempts to take the perfect photo was a challenge.

We worked with the Kids of the Tulluchan Trust to firstly teach them about photography and how to use the cameras and then spent a day taking photographs all across the vale of Leven.

The remit given from the council was to create an atmosphere of fun for the final underpass graphics that were produced.

Once the films were developed the fantastic images were reworked  into large format graphics to be approved by the councils planning department.

The final images of the Strathleven Underpass are shown below.

To find out more about the lomography technique used in this project please visit www.lomography.com to spark your imagination.

Many thanks to everyone involved.

Greenock Street Scene Mural

Graphic Tiled Street Scene comes back to life in Greenock

6274 public art were commissioned by Riverside Inverclyde to bring a well known street mural back to the town of Greenock, Inverclyde.

The Mural was in place on the walls of the Westburn underpass for decades before it was taken down and replaced by a new public artwork in November 2010.

The painted tiles depicted a street scene of Greenock in the days before the construction of the town’s Oak Mall. Shops and businesses of the towns past including Westburn House, the Regal Cafe and Sheila Simpson Wool were all part of the artwork.

Below is how the underpass looked before the restoration tiling project took place.

Westburn Underpass

Graffiti on the WestBurn Underpass before

 

Site of the New Tiled Mural Before

Site of the New Tiled Mural Before

 

Oak Mall Site After

Final Greenock Street Scene Mural

 

Before the initial building work started on the Westburn site, 6274 Public Art took photographs of each section of the underpass mural. There was a large amount of graffiti and damage to the tiles over the years which had to be digitally touched up. The next stage was to hand illustrate the street scene as close as possible to the original as we could.

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.

When approved, the full 23m2 mural artwork was digitally transferred onto porcelain tiles using our technique which has been a great success in the past. The tiles were fired at 800 degrees to seal the graphic transfers into the glaze before being laid out on the factory floor for inspection and numbering.

Once each tile was inspected they were numbered in a grid and key plans were passed over to our tilers M and M Ceramics of Dunoon for installation.

Billy McGuinness and his team expertly installed the 6 section of the mural over a period of  10 days and had to endure the lovely Scottish winter to complete the job.

The kind comments we have received from passers by and locals who remembered the locations depicted within the mural have been greatly appreciated.

I remember the original tiles going up and was saddened to see them go, but they are back in a better place which was an otherwise fairly dull corner of the town centre. Local Passer by.

We would be delighted to hear any stories you may have about the shops and businesses that are part of the Oak Mall ceramic mural so please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to reply.

6274 Public Art would like to say an enormous thanks to everyone involved in making this project happen and would be delighted to work on any future ceramic restoration projects.

Please feel free to send your own into the address below or follow us on twitter @6274publicart

info@6274.co.uk

Tall Ships Festival Graphics

6274 worked closely with Riverside Inverclyde in the lead up to the 2011 Tall Ships festival in Greenock, Scotland.

We were commissioned to work with the paintings of the festivals official artist William Dobbie to create a fantastic new underpass graphic to coincide with the event from July 8th – 12. We worked with a selection of these paintings to design a full colour graphic running along one side of the Westburn underpass in Greenock.

Feel free to follow the link above to view the rest of William Dobbie’s work for this years festival

We worked with the fantastic team at Jetcut on the manufacturing and cutting of each aluminum panel before handing over to the team at Service Graphics for printing and installation.

Installation of the aluminum graphic panels took place just in time for the start of the 2011 Tall Ships Festival which saw hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals descend on the water front to see the ships before they leave for the next leg of their race.

The final installation has been well received by both Riverside Inverclyde as well as local people who pass through the underpass every day.

Photography of the underpass and the Tall Ships Festival can be viewed below.

A video of some of our other projects within Inverclyde can also be viewed above.

A massive thank you to everyone involved in the project.

We look forward to everyone’s feedback.

Cunningham House Lobby Graphics

6274 were approached by North Ayrshire Council to work with them to brighten up their Cunningham House Headquarters in Irvine.

We worked with fantastic images of North Ayrshire to design bright Foamex panels for their main reception area and entrance lobby and redesigned their information zone to make it more attractive and user friendly for visitors and staff.

The results of the installation have given rise to great feedback from the council both from staff and visitors to the building.