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By Christie Breen
Dumfries and West
Wall needed for rural mural

THE SEARCH is on to find the perfect Wigtownshire wall for a new community mural and an artist to help paint it.

In celebration of the continued success of Galloway’s Spring Fling and open studios weekend, the region’s art and craft development organisation Upland CIC is looking to create another mural in partnership with Spring Fling Rural Mural (SFRM) and Creative Stranraer.

The chosen artist from Wigtownshire will work in collaboration with Glasgow-based muralists Recoat who have been involved in SFRM since it was established. Amy Whiten and Ali Wylie, the duo who make up Recoat have over 15 years’ experience in painting murals are excited to be returning to Galloway.

Ali said: “We are very proud of the artwork and connections that came out of the original SFRM projects. The murals created in D&G were amazing.

“We are excited to be coming back to the area to work with an artist to create another vibrant mural.”

In addition to the mural, Upland will also deliver a programme of community engagement workshops to make sure it represents the needs of the community.

Assistant director of Upland CIC Joanna Jones shares the artists’ excitement and is looking forward to the return of SFRM, she added: “We are delighted that Rural Mural is back and to be taking it west.

“We are in search of the perfect wall, and for a locally-based artist to be at the heart of the project. So let us know if you can offer the right place, or want to be considered for the role.

“There is a lot happening in Stranraer at the moment. We are delighted that SFRM can be a part of this and will work with Creative Stranraer to make sure the project complements the good work already happening – producing an eye-catching, vibrant mural for the town.”

To find out how to submit your wall/building or apply to take part by visiting the Upland website www.weareupland.com.

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