The vacant site between Finnieston Street and Exhibition Centre train station will be turned into an artistic hub.

SWG3 announced a new partnership between its street arts and graffiti programme Yardworks with Skypark to transform Skypark 7.

The project, named PARK XR, will open to the public from June 14 to June 30.

The initiative will blend street and contemporary art within a 43,000 sq ft playground, using the shipping containers painted at this year's Yardworks Festival as canvasses for new artwork and light installations.

Artists will be commissioned to create murals, light installations, and innovative art displays.

Earlier this month, the Yardworks Festival captivated thousands of spectators with live art creations and a host of workshops and activities.

The steel shipping containers used during the festival will be relocated at the start of June to kickstart the new project.

Yardwork's artists are expected to re-imagine these containers, adding a splash of colour to the area.

Using augmented and virtual reality, the project will bring digital street art to the fore.

The painted containers will become interactive displays using augmented and virtual reality technology, accessible via an iPhone or smartphone.

Gary McKay, studio director at Yardworks, said: "We’re excited about this new partnership and the possibilities it holds in bringing more new, colourful and exciting artworks to Glasgow.

"Digital street art opens up endless avenues for exploration, expression, and engagement with street and graffiti arts."

The University of Glasgow is supporting the endeavour by offering access to its state-of-the-art XR facilities.

Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital, strategic lettings advisor for Skypark, said: "Our new collaboration with SWG3 will transform Skypark 7, an outdoor unused space, into a vibrant street gallery, redefining, celebrating and inviting people in to enjoy the space and all that Finnieston has to offer. 

"As long standing patrons of the city's art scene and in collaborating with Glasgow International and The Glasgow School of Art, this new initiative celebrates the spirit of human connection, embracing diverse ideas and us being part of the community.”

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