Tag: North Ayrshire Council

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

 

 

Blair of Blair

The Blair family of Blair House near Dalry have been in residence for over 800 years. Following the recent sale of the property NAC approached 6274 to produce an exhibition on the subject of “Blair of Blair”

Work on a tight schedule, the exhibition parts were designed and produced within 10 days, and received a very positive response at the opening night.

 

Testimonials

• 6274 created display panels to accompany the materials and artefacts that were integral to the exhibition. There was such a wealth of rich text and photographs to include in the exhibition that staff were struggling to be able to share them to the standards required. 6274 took on the challenge and developed a series of boards which incorporated the text, photos and maps into a fascinating exhibition. The end result was a stunning informative backdrop to the artefact and paintings which was appealing and inviting to the visitors.

Given the challenge of making the massive amount of information look not only appealing but informative, the design team worked their magic and with an incredibly short timescale to design and produce met the deadlines and were accommodating at every stage of the process

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

• Everyone thought the panels looked fantastic and I hope you managed to hear the great feedback first hand. One again thanks to you and Shona for all your efforts and your patience!

Mrs N. Cullen, Local History Librarian, North Ayrshire Heritage Centre.

 

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

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.

 

Dalry Public Art

Dalry is a small town set in attractive scenery in North Ayrshire. We were commissioned to design a new logo for the town and design artwork for a number of empty shop fronts.

Some towns have an apparent core image, for example, a building, industry or famous inhabitant. With Dalry, there were no obvious candidates despite a rich and varied history. However, we were clear that we wanted to be modern, forward thinking and optimistic, so we proposed ‘living Dalry’. This has proved to be a great fit. Sub-brands have been established alongside the main logo, including green Dalry, business Dalry, shop local Dalry and sporting Dalry – in fact, all the aspects of the town and community which make it a great place to live.

Dalry benefits from a large number of independent shops. However they are in need of support, and locals are being encouraged to shop locally through a community magazine and the ‘living Dalry’ website which is currently under development.

This ongoing project also includes artworks on the interior and exterior of the library, and on the boarded up windows of the King’s Arms Hotel. Local involvement has been key in all of the projects – from the hundreds of people who allowed us to take their photos, to the many contributions to the memory tree, which has been installed in the library.

The team at the Dalry public library art project wanted to engage with the local community. They proposed a theme which involved local school children contributing historic artifacts and memorabilia.
The range of contributions was phenomenal, reflecting the positive atmosphere within the community and ultimately enhancing the local library.

Everything from family photos, trophies, yearbooks and sweet wrappers were photographed and scanned. We then illustrated a Dalry graphic memory tree and inserted the memorabilia items to the branches.

The final design was printed onto large di-bond graphic panels and installed to the walkway up the stairs to the Children’s library.

The theme of the Creative Dalry Communities Arts Project is film. 6274 developed a series of 3D visuals illustrating famous film actors and scripts. The visuals were used to brighten up the exterior windows of the King’s Arms Hotel in Dalry. The response from the community has been so positive that the King’s Arms has decided to continue the theme within its interior decorating as part of its forthcoming refurbishment.

Below is a selection of images from the Dalry project.