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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.

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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

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