A collaboration between world-renowned street artist ‘Smug’ and Scottish Power, this mural was created on the face of SP Energy Networks’ Newton Street Substation building. Titled ‘Generation Green’ to call for a greener energy future for the next generation, the mural was created to mark the legacy of COP26 in the city.
The artwork depicts a child planting wind turbines in a picturesque autumnal Scottish landscape, as though planting a greener future. Dressed for the seasonal Scottish weather, a scarf blows in the wind behind the child who has a toy spade by their side. The landscape features heather-covered mountains as well as a burn, standing stones and trees, peppered with turbines with fresh earth at their base as if the child has just planted them.
Directly adjacent to the Swimmer mural on the support structure of the Kingston Bridge, this location enjoys easy access to the city centre and Anderston Train Station. Also adjacent to the Clyde Walkway at the Broomielaw this route provides access to some of Glasgow's most recognisable sites, including the SEC, the Hydro, the Clyde Auditorium, and the Finnieston Crane, and links with key cycle paths in the east, west and south of the city.