Tile Mural for Glasgow Hillhead Subway Station unveiled by artist Alisdair Gray
The porcelain tiled mural depicting a panoramic view of the Hillhead area of Glasgow has finally been revealed to the public.
The tiled mural was commission by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport for a refit of the Glasgow Hillhead subway station. Measuring 2 metres high and 12 metres in length, the tile mural has been designed by well known Scottish artist and writer Alisdair Gray.
The main contractor for the mural was Nichol Wheatley of Perfect Circle Art. Nichol had the unique idea of using polished porcelain tiles in sizes up to 60x120cm which were individually cut to follow the natural lines of the artwork. It is thought that this is the first time that digital ceramic transfers have been used in this way.
The project created many challenges for FotoCeramic to provide large format transfers for application to an unglazed polished porcelain tile.