Artist call out with Atlantic Quay- wall artwork


Atlantic Quay is a business community situated by the waterfront in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District. AQ comprises three buildings with underground connectives, these interlink the quay development and form the foundation of Glasgow’s financial district.

The Clyde waterfront has largely been forgotten in Glasgow and AQ aims to turn attention back to the riverside, to make the most of the buildings’ outlook onto the Clyde, and to reflect the spirit of the Clyde back into the work spaces. The ability to walk, run and cycle to work and relax by the riverside are of real benefit to tenants and AQ’s on-site open space allows breathing room that is such a rare benefit in the city centre.

AQ is taking the buildings identity in a Nordic direction – simple, functional and minimal with our branding and colour palette inspired by Nordic aesthetics – clean lines, citrine yellow for the low sun and greys and blues to reflect the waterways. Inside, we plan crisp contemporary Scandinavian interiors to be enhanced by artwork of the same theme. In summary the underlying message in our branding, and in our musical note, is “Stay here with us.”

While being crisp, contemporary and professional we dislike predictability – think more edgy than the norm, more friendly, more forward thinking. We aren’t particularly corporate as operators and want to provide a creative, inspiring workspace for tenants to reflect this.

Visit our website and view our recently commissioned video for more inspiration


AQ is seeking an artist to create a piece of wall art within Atlantic Quay 1. The piece must be painted directly onto the wall. The area is a main route for those working at AQ to get to and from their place of work, and the aim is to enhance the area and make the environment more pleasant for those using it.

The wall area is approximately 13.5 metres in length.

The fee for this project is £300.

AQ will cover the cost of materials.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a proposal. Include your ideas in writing along with visuals. Please provide samples of any previous work you feel has relevance to this project.

Please email your proposal to


Creation of the artwork also includes the following benefits:

  • The artist will have access to press coverage through our PR consultants with the intention of gaining exposure in various national and local publications.
  • The piece will feature on our website, magazine, brochures and other literature.


Monday 12th December 2016                – Proposal submitted to

December 2016                                          – Artist selected

January 2017                                               – Artwork completed

Please contact to arrange a viewing of the space.


Image shows passageway in current state.


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