Cathedral: Crown Wall
Some time ago, the Highland Council removed defective concrete cladding from the Crown Road Wall (below Stephen's Brae) and plans to replace it and improve the appearance of the wall were included in the City Centre Streetscape Programme.
More recently, the wall has been identified as an excellent opportunity for an unusual arts project and as such, the IOTA team invited artists, designers, makers, students, architects, community groups and schools to come up with inspiring ideas to turn the wall from an eyesore into a 'crowning glory'.
After many wonderful submission the IOTA team have engaged artist Mike Inglis to take on the commission. Mike has previously worked with IOTA on the Getting Up: Windows On The City Project which took place in December 2009 in Inverness. His strong graphic, street style will create a much needed facelift to the wall.
Mike came and gave a wee talk in the Olive Grove cafe in crown, to discuss his previous work and methodology. Check out the podcast of the event in the links section on the right.
Click here to see the original Crown Wall invite for ideas.