Commission: Gallus Glasgow Contemporary Bird’s Eye View

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is inviting expressions of interest to create a contemporary illustration interpreting and bringing to the present day Thomas Sulman’s Bird’s Eye View of Glasgow, 1864. 

The artwork will be used by Glasgow City Heritage Trust for interpretation and exploration of changes to Glasgow’s historic built environment as well as promotion, outreach activities and marketing, as part of its successful Gallus Glasgow project.

The successful artist/designer/illustrator will: 

  • Create a new, detailed, illustrated ‘bird’s eye view of Glasgow’ looking north from the southside of the Clyde, reflecting the original artwork and showing how Glasgow has developed and changed since 1864, highlighting key historic buildings, using drone footage as its inspiration.

The commissioning panel is interested in design ideas that: 

  • Reflect on the architectural draughtsman style of the original artwork.
  • Create an engaging artwork that considers how Glasgow’s built environment has changed between the original artwork in 1864 and the present day, highlighting key buildings. 
  • Use attention to detail and have exceptional production values.
  • Are suitable for a wide range of audiences.
  • Have the potential to be used both as a digital artwork and print, as required. 

Total commission value including all fees and materials as required: £1,770.00 (Drone imagery will be contracted and funded separately).

The deadline for the completed commission is 30th April 2022. 

To apply click here to download the Artist’s Brief. 

Deadline: Wednesday 9th February 2022, 10am

Interviews: Wednesday 16th February 2022, via Zoom