mclcreate brings street art indoors at Clockwise
mclcreate has teamed up with the Clockwise project in Glasgow to help rejuvenate the city’s Savoy Tower. The new Clockwise initiative is bringing shared workspace and a fresh design to the building, with live event and communications experts, mclcreate, tasked with curating the artistic direction of murals to accompany the renovated interiors.
Clockwise features hot desks, offices and open workspace to promote a flexible and creative environment for its members. The collaborative nature of the shared workspaces is enhanced by the roles of five Scottish based street artists, who will provide a stunning and imaginative aesthetic backdrop to the building.
Murals will line the walls within the building, connecting the different work spaces and levels. Drawing on its knowledge of local artists, mclcreate has curated and managed this process collaborating with some of Scotland’s leading street artists and illustrators. The first mural, a ‘Let Glasgow Flourish’ painting which adorns the wall above the storage facilities at Clockwise, has been completed by Glasgow-based sign painter and street artist, Ciaran Globel.
Ross Blair, of mclcreate, said: “Each of the street artists will bring their own unique style to the Clockwise project. The murals will connect with each other, as well as with Glasgow as a City, to create a stunning art installation within the Savoy Tower. At mclcreate, we believe in the power of conversation and these exciting murals will not only add colour and vibrancy, but they also are a powerful, accessible and effective means of story-telling.”
Contrasting the heritage and brutalist architecture that is associated with the Savoy Tower, the Clockwise project draws on a modern, open plan approach for the interior. In addition to the workspaces, a lounge area, outdoor terrace and private phone booths encourage productivity and creativity.
“Utilising mclcreate’s expertise and knowledge, the Clockwise project has made a hugely successful start. Clockwise and its members are looking forward to seeing the work of the next artists lined up,” comments Lesley Anne Jeffrey, Clockwise Community Manager.
Following the completion of the first mural, renowned illustrator Conzo Throb is the next street artist to complete work for the Clockwise project.