Billy Connelly Mural, Anderston

Billy Connelly Mural, Anderston, Glasgow

Early this afternoon, I cycled down to Glasgow to find and photograph a mural dedicated to one of the best known sons of Glasgow, namely Billy Connolly or the ‘Big Yin’. This world famous entertainer once worked as a welder in Glasgow shipyards before he went on to develop a career as a musician, comedian and actor.

A social housing organisation commissioned the 20ft by 16ft artwork which cost GBP45,000  (USD72,000) which is now positioned on the wall of  aresidential block in Anderston, close to where Connolly was born.

The mural is the work of Andy Scott who has produced other pices of public art around Glasgow.

Originating with pencil sketches, the mural was made from about 1.5 miles of 0.24 inch steel chopped into small pieces.

Overall, an impressive piece of art work but not easy to find.

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