Transient urban art and permanent ancient walls


Kelburn Castle Graffiti Project. Photo by Minted Stereo

One of Scotland’s oldest and continuously inhabited castles has taken a serious conservation problem and turned it into a unique opportunity for graffiti artists.

In 2007 it was found that the concrete facing on the castle’s stone walls would need to be replaced so the current Earl of  Glasgow invited four of Brazil’s leading graffiti artists along with several Scottish artists to create a unique collaborative artwork over a one month period. The artwork was to be in situ for two years.



About Suzette Sayer

As part of my role as heritage consultant I am constantly on the look out for iconic forms of design and architecture. My current project is a grass roots initiative to create a Mobile Museum that captures the stories of the Gold Coast through community interactions in temporary pop-up exhibitions. The project aims to be facilitated through the Hip! (Heritage in Paradise) Mobile, a vintage style tear drop caravan equipped with a recording studio, and room for exhibition materials. So join us on this journey of discovery and help us uncover HIP! Suzette Sayer

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