A NEW mural has been painted on the side of a disused building on Queen’s Park recreation ground. 

The mural comes after visitors to COP26 from the Global South met with Glasgow based artists to share their concern for a positive outcome from the conference.  

The group included some members of the Minga tribe, indigenous to Mexico, and Cerizi Francelino, indigenous to Southern Brazil. 

Sitting around an open fire at the Bowling Green in Pollokshields, artists Marti Salip Ventura and Omar Anderson found out about a pine tree which is threatened with extinction and other worrying changes to plants and wildlife.  

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It became clear during the conversation that the message from South America was not just about saving the Amazon, but it related to all biodiversity across the continent.

Using the information, they created the mural on the side of a disused changing rooms building and covered up 20 years of graffiti.  

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The mural is visible from the well-used path which runs through the recreation ground. 

Community-led charity South Seeds currently has permission to use the old changing rooms from Glasgow City Council

The building was used earlier this year by 10 Southside residents to learn how to grow vegetables and salad leaves in the raised beds in front of the building created by South Seeds.