The Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival mural was unveiled on Sunday 22nd September at our Brown Street car park. The mural was hand painted by Cobolt Collective and celebrates 30 years of the GDODF.
Cobolt are an all female mural collective comprised of Erin Bradly-Scott, Chealsea Frew, Kat Louden and Edda Karolina. Despite the fact that women make up 50% of the population and 70%-80% of art students are female, almost all large scale murals in Glasgow are painted by a small number of male artists. Cobolt was formed to offer an alternative to the gender imbalance within Glasgow’s mural scene.
The mural took just over 2 weeks to paint and is inspired by the building heritage, the architecture, culture and the people of Glasgow and features a quote from Liz Lochheads’s love letter poem- ‘The Bargain”. As we occupy Glasgow’s famous Tobacco Warehouse, it was only right that something so historic was commemorated on our walls- and we are delighted it is!
The unveiling itself was a (dry!) day in Glasgow with live music from Brass Aye! who entertained us all with light hearted brass music while we sipped on a range of thirst quenching drinks- served by Glasgow based Badaboom.
Next time you are passing come and have a gander- located at GTW Storage Brown Street car park!