The New Easterhouse Mosaic
Platform Arts Centre, Easterhouse
culture

The New Easterhouse Mosaic
Performance Arts Centre, Easterouse


Status
Completed April 2012


Client
Performance Arts Centre
Glasgow School of Art


Contract
Value £45k


Funders
Creative Scotland
Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow Housing Association
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow Life
John Wheatley College
Platform Arts Centre
Glasgow International
Festival of Visual Art
Glasgow Community
Planning Partnership


Partnership Support
Glasgow Life
Strathclyde Police


Awards

2013 Saltire Society Arts and Crafts in Architecture Awards
Commendation


Collective Architecture assisted Contemporary Visual Artist Alex Frost and clients Platform Arts Centre and Glasgow School of Art to create a new public art commission in Easterhouse, which was unveiled in April 2012 as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts (GI).

The New Easterhouse Mosaic is a 25m long artwork which has been created by Alex and will welcome visitors to Platform. This project revolves loosely around the iconic Easterhouse Mosaic, a world-famous identifier within the area in the 1980’s that was created by the local community and located in Lochend.

Collective Architecture have overseen the remedial and preparation works to the wall and surrounding site as well as the installation of the artwork. Each of the 600 mosaic panels were fabricated off site and installed using an innovative mix of old and new mosaic techniques, this process required Collective Architecture to work in close collaboration throughout with Alex and the project contractor KELSEN.

Alex Frost’s explorations of drawing and sculpture engage with both handmade processes and technological schema. He contradicts the over familiarity of logos and brand identities of consumer products related to technology by using them as repeated motifs rendered in low-fi materials. He has previously used mosaic at ‘The Connoisseurs’ 2010 in the Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK.