Intricate sketch of Dundee visits Dundee train station for commuters to enjoy


5th January 2021

An incredibly detailed aerial sketch of Dundee is now being showcased at Dundee train station for commuters and visitors to enjoy.

The ballpoint pen sketch, created by renowned artist Carl Lavia, was bought by local businessman and Chairman of Balhousie Care Group, Tony Banks in 2018. He loaned the sketch to McManus Gallery so many people could see Lavia’s detailed depiction of the City before offering it to be placed in the newly refurbished train station at the Waterfront.

The installation of the sketch has been a collaborative effort from Jamie Wardell at Dovetail, Gerry Conway at Dundee City Council and Steve Ewan at ScotRail.

Mr Banks hopes Lavia’s inspiring depiction of Dundee will be seen by many people coming and going from the City. He said:
“I’m delighted to be able to share Carl Lavia’s sketch of my home city with the people of Dundee. It is deserving of a large audience and I hope people passing through the train station will have the opportunity to stop and admire the piece with so many familiar landmarks celebrated in such wonderful detail.”

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