Remarket Glasgow opens this Friday!

We are delighted to say we are hooking up with the wonderful and talented curators, Saltmarket this winter to create a series of events, installations and residencies in the lead up to Christmas. We have an even more amazing mix of affordable, high quality, hand-crafted Art, Design and Jewellery for you this year.

We’d love for you all to help us celebrate the opening of the Glasgow festivities this Friday at the Gordon Street RBS branch in Glasgow’s City Centre from 5.30-7.30pm. To attend you must email with your full name, email, phone number and ‘company name’. If your names not down, you’re not getting in!

The show then runs from 29th Nov to 20th Dec. Exhibiting artists and makers include Russell Dempster, Jennifer Argo, Euan McWhirter, Kirsty Whiten, FiST, Shona Guthrie, Fraser Gray and Little Dot Creations.

Summerhall TV feature In Common

Amy Whiten : In Common from arts-news on Vimeo.

Askew- City Centre

Askew was our final artist. He travelled from New Zealand to paint a 6 storey building at the Townhead Campus of the City of Glasgow College at 230 Cathedral Street in the city centre. We partnered with the college for this part of the project, they gave us the site and funding aswell as some very talented students who helped us throughout.

Askew's painting is of a close friend, Leilani Momoisea, a NZ journalist, model and blogger ( of Western Samoan, Scottish, Irish and English descent.  She is the epitome of what it is to be born and living in current New Zealand, from a generation of migratory NZ ancestry from both the UK and Polynesia.  He painted the mural in layers of colour, the last being in white spraypaint. The effect is incredible and the mural very striking.

In Common was a Festival 2014 project to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow. 5 murals were painted on the theme of 'Identity' across the city in July 2014. Here is a map to find all of the sites.

This was a huge wall, without the help of Recoat and college volunteers we could not have pulled it off. Thankyou to all of you!

Thankyou to the City of Glasgow College for accommodating and sponsoring In Common and all their staff who helped and supported us. A special thankyou to Eddie, John and Willie. The Paint Shed gave us vibrant, quality paint, again thankyou!

Documentary shots by Ewan Kinloch, our skilled student volunteer. Final shot of mural by the talented Mateusz Sleczka.

Best|Ever- Barras- East

Best|Ever were our English reps on In Common, a duo of talented artists recently arrived back from a project in The Gambia. They painted a wall next to Moncur Street in the Barras. Their trip north of the border was fraught with problems but they battled through to create an amazing mural depicting an imposing female made of abstracted colours and photo-real features as a symbol of hope and change for the Barras and the East of Glasgow.

In Common was a Festival 2014 project to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow. 5 murals were painted on the theme of 'Identity' across the city in July 2014. Here is a map to find all of the sites.

Thankyou to Barras Art and Design for accommodating us at such short notice and to all the local people who made us feel welcome.

Elph- Maryhill- North

We were delighted to select Elph as our Scottish representative for our In Common project. We've worked with him for many years and rate him very highly. He painted a distinctive, colourful piece at 1148 Maryhill Road. He visited the area and worked with children at East Park School. He incorporated many of their ideas, suggestions from local residents and Maryhill buildings and landmarks into his playful mural.

In Common was a Festival 2014 project to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow. 5 murals were painted on the theme of 'Identity' across the city in July 2014. Here is a map to find all of the sites.

Thankyou to Maryhill Housing Association for accommodating us and to both the Maryhill Resident's group and Eastpark School for meeting with us, aswell as all the local people who made us feel welcome. Our volunteers are tireless in their support and help, we couldn't have done it without you. Thankyou.

Final shot of mural by the talented Mateusz Sleczka.

Faith 47- Ibrox- South

Faith47 from South Africa painted a beautifully subtle piece for our In Common project in Ibrox. She worked through the sun and the rain to create an intriguing portrait of a powerful woman. A string is tangled in her fingers and a wrought iron feature guards her. A sentence runs along the wall that says, "THAT ONE CAN GIVE WHAT ONE DOES NOT POSSES, OH THE MIRACLE OF EMPTY HANDS".

In Common was a Festival 2014 project to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow. 5 murals were painted on the theme of 'Identity' across the city in July 2014. Here is a map to find all of the sites.

Thankyou to World Wide Tropicals for accommodating us and to all the local people who gave us positive feedback and made us feel welcome.

Final night shot of mural by the talented Mateusz Sleczka.

Fintan Magee- Partick- West

Fintan Magee was the first arrival for our In Common project and our Australian representative. He painted an incredible piece on a Partick Housing Association building at 18 Purdon Street. The area has just set up a community garden and the flowers at the base of the piece are a link to that and the house and boat are symbols of his Brisbane home. Fintan was a great hit with the people who live there and you can see him getting photos taken with some of his new fans!

In Common was a Festival 2014 project to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow. 5 murals were painted on the theme of 'Identity' across the city in July 2014. Here is a map to find all of the sites.

Thankyou to Partick Housing Association for accommodating us and to all the local people who made us feel welcome.

Final shots of mural by the talented Mateusz Sleczka.

Daily Record- Tin Forest

Great piece on the National Theatre of Scotland's  project in the Daily Record. We even get a wee mention for the part we played. 

FiST at the Barras

FiST has done it again and nailed a very beautiful mural for us! BAaD offered us a site in the Barras at 30 London Road, and having seen it, there was only one man for the job. Go check it out and enjoy another trippy, fluro space landscape from one of our favourite artists.

Tin Forest at the Rotunda

We worked on the National Theatre of Scotland's Tin Forest project earlier this year and they invited us to paint the venue, the South Rotunda! This week we went to their beautiful adaption of the Tin Forest book, a puppet labyrinth in the rotunda, all a clever allegory for Glasgow's past and future. It's defo not just for kids, is only £5/ £3 and takes 30mins. Like nothing I've seen before. Go (and you can check out our mural at the same time)!

In Common Map

The sun is shining, it's the weekend and Glasgow just scored 5 bran new, beautiful murals by some of the leading mural artists from across the globe! Go find them.

Elph finished!

Elphone completed his intricate, beautiful mural for #InCommon at 1148 Maryhill Road this week. Make to go check it out!

FiST at the Barras

On our hunt for walls for In Common we found a pub in The Barras with a textural surface only one man should or could paint! Of course that dude is our talented FiST. He's already there injecting some fluro into the street! Massive thank you to BAaD for supporting us and helping us get access to sites.


Askew just completed the first stage of his epic mural for In Common at the City of Glasgow College at 230 Cathedral Street. Thank you to all our lovely helpers, you've had a huge impact.

Best Ever

Best Ever have made a great start at BAaD in the Barras this week for In Common. Pop to 54 Calton Entry to check it out.

Askew starting

Askew laying down the first colour in the sun at 203 Cathedral Street in the city centre.

Elph teaser

Elph's been working hard up at 1148 Maryhill road. Nearly there.....

Big day for us prepping Askew One's wall for In Common. Thanks to all our helpers for getting their cradle training to lend a hand! Only 30m high. No biggy! ASKEW will be painting the City of Glasgow College Townhead campus building all this week.

#SFRM on BBC Radio 4!

Our Spring Fling Rural Mural's project is featured on BBC Radio 4's Open Country programme this Thursday at 3pm and repeated on Saturday at 6am....but there’s also a podcast and listen again feature available after broadcast from the webpage. Enjoy!


Our East End site has fallen through for our In Common project. Big let down! We are now looking for a mural site anywhere in Glasgow with these rough specifications- 

One owner, preferably private, as it is easier to get permission.

Wall size minimum 10m X 6m (either orientation), the larger the better!

Portrait orientation is preferable if possible ie the taller the better.

If anyone knows of potential options please contact me here or on 07968252454 or

Fintan Magee- Australia


Australian artist, Fintan Magee painting his awesome mural for our #InCommon project for #Festival2014. This mural is at 18 Purdon Street, Partick and he'll be painting till the end of Thursday this week. Read more and see what else is happening here-

In Common- Glasgow 2014

Introducing 'In Common', our mural project commissioned by Glasgow 2014 for Festival 2014, the cultural celebration during the Commonwealth Games here in Glasgow this summer.

We have invited 5 world renowned artists from Commonwealth countries to visit Glasgow and paint large scale murals in 5 different areas of Glasgow; North, East, South, West and City Centre. Such an exciting line up, we're really delighted!

The murals will be painted over the coming weeks. Visit the sites to see the murals being painted and follow the project to see the map of them once complete.

      Fintan Magee- Purdon Street, Partick, G11 6AJ.
Elph- 1148 Maryhill Road, G20 7TA.
      Faith 47- 156 Copland Road, Ibrox, G51 2SJ.                                                          
      Best Ever- Former Gas Purifyer Shed, Dora Street, Dalmarnock. 
      Askew- Townhead Campus, City of Glasgow College, 230 Cathedral Street, G1 2TG

#SFRM film now out and Spring Fling this weekend

Spring Fling Rural Mural #SFRM Film from Spring Fling on Vimeo.

Spring Fling is this weekend, see all the murals and visit open artist studios across the region. Download and see the map of murals and other painted objects here- and see the online brochure with all studios etc here-
Have fun folks, will be an amazing weekend of art, inspiration and rural beauty.

Brothers of the Stripe

BOTS are coming to Glasgow! Get yersel down.

The Brothers of the Stripe - Lo-Fi Sci-Fi
A show of Sci-fi based graphic art, featuring special guest brother : David Galletly!

This show will consist of prints, drawings and paintings based on the theme of lo-fi sci-fi.

Opening: Wednesday 21st May 2014, 7pm - 10pm
Drinks: Auchentoshan Mixologist Cocktails
Exhibition Runs Until: 19th June 2014

The Good Spirits Co.
23 Bath Street : Glasgow G2 1HW

Brothers of the Stripe

Brothers of the Stripe (BOTS) are a collection of illustrators, graphic designers and image makers from all corners of the UK. With many major cities represented, we are able to support each other in presenting our collective works to the various regions. The collective also offers us a soundboard through which to gain brotherly support, collaborative projects and a shoulder to cry inky tears.
The BOTS are made of all an all male team of movers and shakers, all picked for their devotion to their style and craft. An important factor to the dynamic of the team is not only our ability but our philosophies and commitment to the cause, our support for each others and our willingness to play outside our comfort zones.


We're halfway through...... 6 murals have sprung up across Dumfries and Galloway. We couldn't be happier. The project has been featured on the BBC, ITV, in the Times, the Skinny, the Herald and the Scotsman aswell as Farmers Weekly!
Our artists have now all gone back to their 'normal' lives after a week of meeting each other, creating exciting concepts and painting in the sunshine.
Go check out the SFRM website to see before and after photos of mural sites and what is still to come!
A massive thankyou to all of our artists, Spring Fling, Creative Scotland, the photographers, videographers, site-donaters, our paint sponsor, Sugar and everyone else who pulled together to make this all so amazing.

#SFRM trailer

Spring Fling Rural Mural #SFRM Teaser from Spring Fling on Vimeo.

The guys at Flux Video have made this wee beauty of a trailer about #SFRM, lovely stuff! Film out next week.....

Converse Store- FiST X Rekor

Team Recoat members, FiST and Rekor were recently invited to decorate a Glasgow store for Converse. Nailed it!
Photos by the talented Alexander Martin.

SFRM Workshop Weekender

Spring Fling Rural Mural #SFRM Artists In a Barn from Spring Fling on Vimeo.

A couple of weeks ago we travelled to Dumfries and Galloway for a whirl wind weekend of workshops, site visits and an artist's meet up. It was so exciting; lovely people, beautiful place, inspiring ideas! Colin Tenant made this wee film that captures the artist's meet up at Annie Peel's barn but you can also read and see more photos on the Spring Fling Blog that follow the whole weekend. Bring on painting the murals!

David Galletly's The Dancing Lion

David Galletly is designing a mural for us for our Heart project right now. He's also been busy creating this beauty of an animation for Pringle 1815.

Kirsty Whiten on Central Station

Central Station have done a lovely interview with Kirsty Whiten about her studio practice. Very interesting. We're doing a big mural project with her later this year, so you better get swatting!

Mirror Lands

Mirror Lands (Trailer 2) A Mark Lyken | Emma Dove Film from Soft Error on Vimeo.

Mirror Lands, a film by Mark Lyken and Emma Dove, opens tomorrow at the CCA. The talk has all sold out but you can still come to the screening, which is at 9pm. We had a wee sneak peek and it is dope. See you there!

Mirror Lands- A Mark Lyken and Emma Dove Film

Mirror Lands (Trailer 1) A Mark Lyken | Emma Dove Film from Soft Error on Vimeo.

Still but full of movement; quiet but full of sound; nothing is quite as it seems… the Mirror Lands that Mark Lyken and Emma Dove reveal are contradictory and mysterious…

Mirror Lands is a film and sound installation exploring diverse relationships to place on The Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland.

The work weaves together sonic elements of the natural world with an original score. Contrasting local voices intermingle, rise and fall, sharing their personal memories, feelings and perceptions of place.
Preconceived ideas of Highland life are challenged and the complex interactions between nature and culture are brought to the fore in this unique audio-visual experience.

Tickets for Preview Night Screening and Q&A with Mark Lyken, Emma Dove and Special Guests Cathy Lane & Chris Watson Available here:

Preview: Thursday March 6th 8.00pm
Open: Friday - Saturday: 11-6pm
Sunday: 12-6pm

#SFRM website

The #SFRM website is now up with details about the project and profiles on each of our talented artists. Go read all about it!

Kirsty Whiten install at Tshirt Store Leeds

At the end of 2013, Tshirt Store brought us and Kirsty Whiten down to Leeds to install some of her iconic 'sleeping' monkeys paste ups for their UK flagship store. These hand finished pieces looked super dope in the space.