A new mural trail – powerful new artworks, including paintings, video, photography and digital – by Scottish Black and Asian artists in solidarity with Black Lives Matter – will pop up in towns and cities across Scotland
In response to recent international outpouring of support for Black Lives Matter, following the killing of George Floyd in USA, Scotland’s Black and Asian artists are stepping up. A Scotland wide Black Lives Matter Mural Trail will be popping up, with displays on multiple arts venues and sites across Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Inverness, with many more to follow.
Art is powerful and at a time when all Scotland’s venues are closed for the foreseeable future, they can still have a voice by offering their walls and doors to be used for this dramatic, vital statement of support for Black Lives Matter.
The artworks – colourful, challenging, moving, powerful and diverse – inspired by the themes of I Can’t Breathe and Black Lives Matter, will be created by artists from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, all living in Scotland. Several will be supported by additional exhibitions with local relevance.
They will be in a variety of media including paint, photography, video and digital art, in a wide range of styles, including fine art, street art, text, illustrative and abstract. The artists come from a wide range of backgrounds (including Cape Verdi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan/Harris, USA), some trained, some self taught, combining youth and experience, individuals and artist collectives – all uniquely talented. All will be large scale and hard to miss!