NS7556 : Barrie Street underpass

taken 2 years ago, near to Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain

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Barrie Street underpass
Barrie Street underpass
Old Clyde Bridge, Motherwell.
Barrie Street Underpass
This is one of four underpasses which connect the town centre shops with the suburbs. Located at the south end of the shopping centre, it passes under the A721 road to Barrie Street, where a ramp leads up to street level.

The underpass is adorned by artworks on both sides which are glazed into the ceramic tiles by means of a special technique. This work was carried out by artist Kristina Macaulay and designer Bruce Macaulay of 6247 Public Art LinkExternal link , the same group which produced the ceramic tile mural at the Oak Mall in Greenock LinkExternal link .

The main 18 artworks feature framed 'paintings' of local scenes and famous local people. The framed artworks are being held, pushed and pulled by monochrome line drawn characters in various poses.

The local scenes depicted are, Storm - Firth of Clyde, Heritage Centre, Aerial 1947, Strathclyde Loch, Motherwell Cross, Old Clyde Bridge Motherwell, Dalziel North Church, Library, Roman Bridge River Calder, Washing Line Windmill Street, The Delburn Falls, McGregor's Mill, Wild Moor and Jerviston Keep.

The local famous people depicted are, Cathie Gibson (Olympic Bronze Medal swimmer LinkExternal link ). Sir Alexander Gibson (Conductor LinkExternal link ) and Bobby Ancell (footballer LinkExternal link ).

Also depicted is Hanah - Autumn (unknown).

West Hamilton Street underpass murals: LinkExternal link
Merry Street underpass murals: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 January, 2018
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Paths  City, Town centre 
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WGS84: 55:47.2664N 3:59.2877W
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