Businesses open doors for Dundee street art project

Twenty unloved doors in Dundee’s Stobswell area have received a creative lick of paint as part of unique street art project supported by Hillcrest and Dulux.

Following the success of the Open/Close Dundee initiative, which injected life to the alleyways and forgotten corners of the city centre, volunteer organiser Russell Pepper is launching Open/Close Stobswell.

Russell said: “I’m extremely grateful for the support Hillcrest has given Open/Close.

“They have helped us find doors and even locations for large scale murals, are taking on community consultation roles and are being incredibly supportive and proactive

“They have even contacted Dulux on our behalf, who were then kind enough to donate enough primer for the entire project.

“This kind of support means a great deal to us and just goes to show the appetite there is in Dundee for street art.”

Tenant participation officer, Emily McCulley, said: “I have really enjoyed working with Open Close Dundee and our local Dulux Decorators Centre.

“I really admire the way the Open/Close Dundee have developed relationships with the Stobswell Community Forum, citizens and landlords of Stobswell to launch this project.”

Dulux regional account manager, Colin J Calyle, said: “Dulux Decorator Centre Dundee is delighted to support the Open/Close project.

“The project sits within our company vision to help inspire and enable beautiful living spaces.

“We wish Russell and his team of artists every success.”

Tours are running on Saturdays throughout May and start at 12.30 pm at Tayview Community Garden on Robertson Street.

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