Glasgow Street Art

Two weekends ago, I headed to Glasgow for the weekend. You probably all know by now my huge love of both photography and street art, and so I wanted to really focus on exploring the city, finding as much street art as I could and taking photos. I didn’t have anywhere specific I wanted to see but I did find this guide which tells me where lots of the official street art is. I don’t know the city AT ALL so it wasn’t that helpful to me (I am terrible with directions!) but Fiona used it to show me a lot of the art. I’ll note each photo with where it was on the map so if you want to see it too, you can. There are a couple of bits I’ve photographed that were either out of the city, not on the official map, or that I stumbled upon by accident and so couldn’t tell you the location. Sorry about that!

This was along an alleyway called McCormick Lane, where Chippy Doon The Lane is.

These two I found by accident in Paisley, and I don’t know where-I saw them and pulled the car into a ‘no parking here’ carpark whilst I quickly took photos. Parking restrictions don’t count when you’re stood next to the car at 8pm on a Saturday night, right? (Oops!)

All of the above was somewhere behind where my Air B n B was, I saw the trees on the wall when I took a wrong turning so I pulled in to shoot. I had to jump over a wall to get most of these photos, but it was so worth it!

The birds were Fiona’s spot, she’d seen them before and took me to see them on Friday evening. They’re not on the official list and so I have no clue where they are. Sorry!

The artwork on the side of The Clutha, called The Clutha (incidentally, this is the pub the helicopter crashed into, if anyone remembers that tragedy-I’m damn sure Glasgow will never forget) is on the corner of Gorbals Street / Stockwell Street. We found this on Friday night without the list, but it is on the official list too.

Most Economical Taxi is by Rogue-One and is on Mitchell Street. Honey…I shrunk the kids. I’m sorry is also on Mitchell Street and is by  Smug (Sam Bates)

This one was another I just happened to find on a wall-not helpful, but pretty cool.

Wind Power is also on Mitchell street and is another collaboration between Rogue-One and Art Pistol. It’s a real shame about the bins being in the way of us seeing the full piece.

Glasgow’s Panda, by Klingatron, can be found on Gordon Lane. He’s very cute!

Dr Connolly I presume? is the second of the two commemorative Billy Connolly murals installed by Rogue One. You can find him on Dixon Street.

Glasgow’s Tiger was a piece I was dying to see, alongside Glasgow’s Panda. Situated at Custom House Quay, it’s right next to the river and so pretty easy to find. A collaboration between Klingatron and Art Pistol, he’s a gorgeous cat!

Underneath Kingston Bridge, The Swimmer celebrates the Commonwealth Games, held in Glasgow in 2014, and is by Smug.

The Gallery on Argyle Street is by Smug and features interpretations of famous paintings. There’s so many little bits to it and I loved wandering up and down taking shots of the different sections. Very cool.

Have you seen any Glasgow street art that I missed?

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8 Comments

  1. September 20, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Wow some of that is absolutely stunning! What talented people and how lovely to be surrounded by such creativity

  2. September 20, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I wanted to read this, because I am Bristolian, the city of street art and I love it. I really didn’t think I could be impressed anymore, but oh my goodness, these are stunning! I was scrolling down loving each one more than the last, and each time I thought I’d found my favourite, I ‘oohed’ all over again! I so want to visit Glasgow now! Thanks for sharing.

    • September 21, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Well, now I’ve added Bristol to my UK cities to visit list! Thanks for that, always cool to know where is good for street art.

  3. September 21, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I’ve heard Glasgow is one of the “cool” cities in the UK and it has a great vibe like Brighton. A friend if mine just moved there and I can’t wait to visit her. The pics are amazing I’m a huge fan of wall art!

  4. September 22, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I absolutely love street art! I’ll be spending a little time in Glasgow soon and I’ll have to look out for these. I tried to find some of the Connolly ones the last time I was there, to no avail.

    • September 25, 2017 / 1:34 am

      Definitely have a look at the link towards the beginning of this post, it tells you where they all are-really really useful 🙂

  5. September 22, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Omg that is some amazing art work ! I’ve never been to Glasgow but now I just want to go with my camera and to heck with the kids I don’t think I’ve ever seen artwork quite like this !

  6. September 24, 2017 / 3:13 am

    First thought that popped in my head: how did they do that? :)) This is some serious amazing work ❤

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