Art commissions

To celebrate the opening of our new home, once the HQ of the world famous North British Rubber Company (NBRC), artists have used Castle Mills as a matrix for 3 public realm commissions exploring the rich heritage of the building, and the history of the surrounding area.

These commissions are integral to the architectural design and redeveloped fabric of the building. This programme offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the hidden histories and distinguished industrial past of the Castle Mills building.

This programme of public realm commissions is part of a broader Heritage Activities Programme that has been funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by The Gannochy Trust, The Robertson Trust, and The Garfield Weston Foundation.

In addition, we would like to acknowledge the generous contribution our local community has made in supporting this ambitious programme. 

Find out more about each permanent comissions.

Entrance Gates, 2019 | Rachel Duckhouse
Powder coated galvanised steel gates, 3 x (2.5m x 2.1m) 
Fabricated by Sculpture & Design
The Entrance Gates commission is kindly supported by The Ironmonger’s Company.

EPscope, 2019 | Calum Colvin, Suzy O’ Leary and Peter Smith (Page Park)
Steel, mirror, rubber, ink, Approx. 6m high
Fabricated by Sculpture & Design

Catalogue Wall, 2019 | Mark Doyle
Glass fibre reinforced concrete, Size 10m2 
The Catalogue Wall commission is kindly sponsored by Vastint.