A Splash of Colour at the Marine Lab

September 27, 2019 by No Comments | Category Collaborations, Marine Directorate general, Marine Directorate Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths_STEM

If you go down to Torry today you’re sure to find not one but four big surprises …

Marine Scotland Science (MSS) has partnered with local group VictoriArt Road to host one of four giant murals on an external wall at the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen.

As part of a regeneration project Dundee based artist Isla Valentine Wade has been commissioned to decorate the large, blank wall which will form part of an art walk through the historic Torry district.

VictoriArt Road hopes to inspire and involve local people and improve physical and mental health. The aim of the project is to contribute to the regeneration of Victoria Road and Torry by using “creative urban interventions as a vehicle for social and spatial change”.

Tim McDonnell, Head of MSS, commented: “I was approached by the VictoriArt Road group and was only too delighted to assist with this project. The Marine Laboratory benefits from over 100 years of shared history with Torry and Nigg Bay – this project helps to strengthen our links to the local community and residents – and will no doubt form a colourful landmark for many years to come’.

The mural health walk, starting at Victoria Road bridge and finishing at Nigg Bay Golf Club, was launched late last month.

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