We’re delighted with our latest mural here at Silverburn. We worked with local artist Bronwyn Gilgallon to bring a piece of Pollok history to Silverburn.
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Read more of Bronwyn’s story below.
Bronwyn Gilgallon is a 25 year old artist born and raised in the Greater Pollok area of Glasgow. Bronwyn was partially deaf up until the age of 5. She was also diagnosed with a nonspecific language and communication disorder. Her early years of communication were limited to drawing, which is where her talent for art came from.
At school, she was encouraged by a teacher (Mrs Williamson), who recognised in her some early promise in her art. Bronwyn continued to draw throughout her Primary and High School days knowing that becoming an artist was her dream job. Since then, Bronwyn’s career as an artist has seen her travel to America to work on private commissions, one being for a Broadway show.
In 2018, she created the statute ‘Buzzin’ for the famous Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail, which won the second highest charity bid of £16,000 out of 250 other artists. All proceeds went to Yorkhill Childrens Hospital in Glasgow. Bronwyn in her spare time has spoken in schools and colleges as a disability advocate on the importance of nurturing and supporting disabled students.
In 2019, Bronwyn was invited to Japan to speak at the International JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching) conference to lecturers and educators from around the world about the importance of person-centered education for people with disabilities.
To date, Bronwyn has sold her artwork in countries such as: Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, America, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand.
All of Bronwyn’s artwork including the Pollok Clock can be found on .
‘Being able to recreate the old Pollok Clock was a huge honour.’
Bronwyn says that ‘Art should be about making people feel things’, and bringing back memories of the original clock to the young and not so old of Pollok here at Silverburn is one of her proudest achievements.