Wanted: A blank wall in Oban

An example of the murals the ArtPistol Projects has been involved with.

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An arts group creating eye-catching murals about Scotland’s climate story is looking to find a wall in Oban or the surrounding area.

Glasgow-based ArtPistol Projects, an artist-led group, specialises in collaborating in vivid street art in public and private spaces.

It is seeking ideas for a location in Oban or the area to visit this August with the mural possibly involving spray painting, brushwork or having a sculptural dimension, said Ali Smith, founder of ArtPistol Projects.

Ideally, the wall would be on the ‘frontline’ of climate change in a good location that presents really well, is seen by a lot of people and could be captured by photography or drone footage, he said.

Pivotal to the project is working with the community in advance to establish the local climate change story.

Ali said the project also seeks to inspire people and make them think, so the message can be a positive one to promote what action is being taken locally.

ArtPistol Projects is planning to create between 15 and 20 murals across Scotland this summer and the project is called The Portrayals.

It comes ahead of the major UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in the city in November.

That will see delegates including heads of state, climate experts and negotiators coming together to agree co-ordinated action to tackle climate change.

Any business in Oban which wants to collaborate on the project is encouraged to get in touch.

You can find out more by going to https://www.theportrayals.com/ and suggestions can be made to Ali at ali@artpistol.co.uk