The New Easterhouse Mosaic - Alex Frost
Commissioned by Platform in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art and supported by GI Festival 2012

Event Type:

Off-site event


Platform The Bridge 1000 Westerhouse Road Glasgow G34 9JW


20 Apr 2012 - 7 May 2012
Fri - Mon, 09:00 - 20:00



Easterhouse mosaic work in progress.
Courtesy of Alex Frost

The New Easterhouse Mosaic - Alex Frost

Event info

Alex Frost - platform GI 2012

Alex Frost creates his first permanent public art work for Easterhouse working with Platform in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art.

Reference points for the project revolve around the Easterhouse Mosaic, an important identifier within the area in the 1980's that was created by the local community and located in Lochend. Many stories surround the work; it was destroyed ten years ago during a redevelopment phase of the area, and now lies in pieces in a shed.

Frost's practice has examined mosaic, from a critically engaged perspective, examining and re-invigorating this process which has, in recent years, been associated with ubiquitous public art, craft and community art activities. Frost's works are labour intensive, their motifs often bringing into question consumer culture. 

The new public art commission will be sited directly outside the venue; on the right hand side of the pavement as you enter The Bridge complex from Westerhouse Road.

Exhibition: The Old And The New Easterhouse Mosaic (& everything in between)
Platform Exhibition Wall
Thursday 19 April - Sunday 13 May (Opening hrs Mon - Fri 9am to 8pm, Sat 9 - 5pm, Sun 10 - 5pm). FREE. Alex Frost presents a series of drawings cataloguing the mosaic heritage of Easterhouse.

Artist Talk
Saturday 28 April, 12-2pm
Alex Frost will give an Artist Talk at Platform. Free but booking required, please email diane@platform - online.co.uk / 0141 276 9665

Please assemble at Platform Box office. Alex Frost will share his thoughts and ideas linked to his new commission for GI at Platform, a large scale public mosaic which is his first permanent outdoor artwork.

The Old Easterhouse Mosaic Wake
Saturday 28 April 
12pm - 4pm
Join us for this intimate event that will lay to rest the old Easterhouse mosaic. Selected salvaged pieces of the original mosiaci will be resurrected for a one-off viewing and celebration.

Project supported by GI Festival.

This is an outdoor work and so is available for viewing 24 hours a day.