Scottish artists, collaborating with a well-known German duo, have created a large-scale mural inspired by the idea of flags for a world without borders.
The painting, which is a gift to the city, covers the side of a five-storey building.
Amy Whiten and Ali Wyllie of Glasgow’s Recoat urban arts agency, and Rory Laycock from Dumfries and Galloway, spent a week painting the bold new mural on the wall at Kurfürstenstraβe 15/16 2. Hinterhof Rechts 10785. Their partners were Kreuzberg-based artists and designers Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle, of the renowned 44flavours.
The Spring Fling Rural Mural (SFRM) project is organised by the Upland arts agency in the Scottish region of Dumfries and Galloway and is part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
The artists liked the idea of imagining the flags of a world without borders.
And it’s not even necessarily about borders between countries – there are also the borders within our own minds and creativity.
Phase 1 of this year’s SFRM saw teams of artists from Scotland, Germany and Italy create three large murals in the Dumfries and Galloway countryside.
Phase 2 involves the same teams going urban and creating three more murals –as gifts to Berlin, Newcastle and Glasgow.
SFRM is part of Spring Fling, Scotland’s premier visual art and craft open studios event, which will see 94 artists and makers across Dumfries and Galloway throw open their doors to the public from 28 to 30 May.