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Liberty in Easterhouse

A mural representing Liberty, made up of tiny ceramic tiles. It was one of twelve 20-feet sections put up in Lochend Road, Easterhouse. The photograph appeared in the April 1984 issue of Glasgow City Council's newspaper The Bulletin.

Set up by the Easterhouse Festival Society, the Lochend Road Mosaic Mural and Environmental Project involved a number of artists working with local people over a period of three years. The final product was 240 feet long and 5 to 9 feet in height and covered an area on a wall of 1,500 square feet, making it Britain's biggest hand-built mural. It was floodlit at night.

Regarded as on of the best examples of community public art in existence, the Easterhouse Mosaic was showing signs of weather damage by 2003. Experts from Glasgow City Council's Heritage and Design Department planned a large-scale renovation of the site.

Reference: Bulletin photographs, Box 10, April 1984

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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