Artist creates 15 metre mural capturing essence of Edinburgh Fringe
Chris Rutterford is spending 14 hours a day painting at the Tron Kirk in Edinburgh.
An artist is creating a 15 metre mural capturing the essence of the Edinburgh Fringe.
Chris Rutterford is spending 14 hours a day painting at the Tron Kirk, which is being used as a fringe venue for the last time before it is revamped as a visitor’s centre.
With the Edinburgh skyline as a background, the art features the many faces of visitors and residents who flock to the Royal Mile during August.
Anyone who donates money to the project has their picture taken and will be added to the mural.
The boards Mr Rutterford paints on cover the walls of the 17th century former church and he aims to cover the whole space with portraits.
He said: "I’m just taking all comers and seeing how big it can get. I want a crowd of loads of different personality types; I want kids, I want grannies, I want cool kids, I want babes."
The project was inspired by Mr Rutterford’s memories of Hogmanay outside the Tron Kirk.
He said: "When I was a lad Hogmanay happened just outside here so this is a love-letter to the old Hogmanay when Edinburgh folks used to rock up in town and it was just a bit more wild than it is now."