Wild Wall, UK Youth for Nature

What I did: mural design, project & budget management, mural painting

What the client needed

Uk Youth for Nature is the UK’s leading youth lead network asking politicians to address the urgent loss of biodiversity. Their Wild Walls project looks to create a series of murals in cities and towns throughout the UK that speak to individuals throughout all four nations. The murals will feature and highlight species and habitats that are directly relevant to that specific area and that are in decline. Driven by the power of the visual arts as an effective means of engaging people in a tangible, creative, and emotive manner, and supported by our communications, community, and political engagement strategies.

The artwork was commissioned in partnership with RSPB Scotland for the Glasgow to Globe green space at the Glasgow Botanics aiming to highlight things local people can do in their homes to support their local biodiversity.

My part of the project

My Wild Wall design includes the red squirrel, pine martens, wildcats, golden eagles and capercaillie and celebrates that they still exist within Scotland. The woodland consists of English Oak, Larch, Rowan, Scots Pine and Douglas fir. The atmosphere and colours were inspired by my recent journey walking the West Highland Way, and the nature I encountered.

As well as creating the design and painting the artwork, I sourced the materials for the wall and managed a tight time frame.

Pictures of Ida by ©Greg McKinney

Image of Ida painting a mural by Greg McKinney

This is a super important wall for us as it’s located in the host city of COP26, so we hope that its existence can spark some well needed conversation about nature and biodiversity protection in Glasgow and beyond

UK Youth For Nature

We are over the moon to be sharing with you that our wonderful #WildWalls campaign has arrived in Scotland

Uk Youth For Nature

Image of Ida painting a mural by Greg McKinney