Calum Stirling

Image: Remote Village,
Copyright the artist 2019

The Wanderer:

The Wanderer
A temporary public artwork, Gorbals

A three story high 16metre x 10metre black and white photo banner of the surface of Mars taken by the remote rover of the Mars Pathfinder in 2002. The artwork was commissioned by The Gorbals Artwork Programme and realised with the additional support of Cruden Estates Ltd and the sponsorship of B&S Graphics.

The landing on Mars of the British-led Beagle 2 space probe ­scheduled for Christmas Day 2003 ­ created a catalyst for The Wanderer - a work that talks about the idea of land development in the Gorbals, habitation both on the macro social level and also an interstellar context.

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