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.

#SFRM announcements

Big news from Spring Fling Rural Mural project. We now have 6 confirmed sites for murals across the whole of Dumfries and Galloway including a beautiful barn and various gable ends and walls of houses and farm buildings. Further to that there is a tractor, horse, aeroplane fuel tanks and a grain dispenser which will all be decorated by our artists in the coming months. We just selected the 5 Spring Fling artists; Amy Winstanley, Hope London, Denise Zygadlo, Katharine Wheeler and Alice Francis. We are delighted to say that we now have 5 Recoat artists confirmed also; Will Barras, 1010, FiST, Fraser Gray and us (that's Amy Whiten and Ali Wyllie). This project is very exciting, can't wait to get started. Stay tuned for more developments....

Spring Fling comes to Glasgow!

Spring Fling are coming to Glasgow and exhibiting at the Lighthouse this month. The show opens tonight with 3 artist talks 6-8pm. See you there!

Paint the town red!

David Galletly X TShirt Store X Recoat

First good news of 2014. Our collaborations with Tshirt Store are kicking off. Our first one is from the mighty David Galletly. Check the design out here and get one for just £30. That's a steal!

Late Night Shoppe-ing

Our Christmas Pop Up Shoppe has been brilliant, loads of visitors, beautiful work on show, lots of new folk finding us and even better, lots of sales! If you haven't been down, you need to pop by, we're at 1016 Argyle Street in Finnieston. We've got lots of beautiful work at affordable prices. Tonight we're open till 8pm so plenty time. Rest of week it's Friday 11-6pm, Sat 11-8pm and Sun 11-6pm.

Recoat Christmas Pop Up Shoppe

By popular demand we will be opening a Recoat Christmas Pop Up Shoppe on Saturday the 14th of December at 1pm. The Show will feature work from Recoat regulars and a few new faces.

Our new location is 1016 Argyle Street Glasgow (Between Real Deal and Lebowskis in Finnieston).

We open on Saturday 14th from 1pm-9pm and you can join us for mince pies and mulled wine 7-9pm.

After that, opening times are-
Sunday 15th 11am- 6pm
Monday 16th 11am- 6pm
Tuesday 17th 11am- 6pm
Wednesday 18th 11am- 6pm
Thursday 19th 11am- 8pm
Friday 20th 11am- 6pm
Saturady 21st 11am- 8pm
Sunday 22nd 11am- 6pm

Spring Fling Rural Mural Info Giving Event

Tomorrow night we are presenting at the info sharing event for Spring Fling Rural Mural. If you're in Dumfries and Galloway and are keen to get involved in the project as an artist, as a donator of objects to paint, as someone who might like to take part in free workshops or sponsor the project please come along.

Edinburgh Art Fair

This week we are exhibiting at The Edinburgh Art Fair. We open on Thursday and it runs Friday to Sunday at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
We are taking work from FiST, Mark Lyken, Jaybo Monk, Matt Mignanelli, David Galletly, Russell Dempster, Fraser Gray and Elph. We're also taking a few cheeky secondary market pieces that you should deffinately come check out! Excitingly the highly skilled artist, Fraser Gray will be painting a large mural at our stand throughout the weekend.
We have limited invites for friends of the gallery so if you would like to join us for any of the days please email us at for tickets.

Spring Fling Rural Mural

Win a Russell Dempster Giclee Print!

As many of you will be aware, we recently closed our premises at 323 and we're focusing on some major projects and key exhibitions while we explore our next steps. We need your help if we're going to make Recoat even bigger and better.

We know you are busy people but hope you could take a few minutes to fill in this short questionairre. By way of appreciation we are running a wee prize draw where you'll have the chance to win a limited edition Russell Dempster Giclee Print!

Details of how to enter are at the end of the survey.

Brothers of the Stripe Show this weekend

FiST is showing with his crew, Brothers of the Stripe in One for Sorrow this weekend in Bristol at Something Else. Work is looking dope, make sure to get along if you are in the area. More info here...


Lovely feature about Forms and Spaces Italia on Graffuturism, thanks so much guys!

FiST- One For Sorrow in Bristol

Sneaky preview of FiST's print for the Brothers of the Stripe show - One for Sorrow, in Bristol on Saturday 5th October at Something Else. A3 one colour screen print over stencilled copper spray paint on 300gsm paper. Make sure to get along to the show!

Kirsty Whiten at Cupar Arts Festival

Check it out, Kirsty Whiten is taking part in the Cupar Arts Festival, her paste ups are springing up all over our home town!

Forms and Spaces Italia

We've had an amazing time in Italy with Moneyless and Mark Lyken this week. Here is a selection of photos from the trip with the 4 collaborative murals they painted at sites around Tuscany. Emma Dove has filmed the whole adventure so stay tuned for the release in a month or so.....

Sold Out!

Massive thankyou to everyone that purchased one of the beautiful colab artworks by Mark Lyken and Moneyless and supported the Forms and Spaces Italia project. All the prints are sold. Stay tuned for all the developments over the coming weeks. We leave on Wednesday!

Forms and Spaces Italia and Print Release

We are proud to present ‘Forms and Spaces Italia’, a collaborative project between Scotland’s Mark Lyken and Italy’s Moneyless.

This September we are bringing these two leading artists from the Graffuturism movement together and travelling with Lyken to Moneyless’ home town of Lucca to create a collection of site specific installations over a period of seven days. Award-winning film-maker Emma Dove will join the team to document the project.

Sure you’ll remember that last year Forms and Spaces began when Moneyless visited Scotland to work with Lyken in the creation of a series of temporary installations that re-valued abandoned spaces around Glasgow.  The works were intricate and vibrant, a beguiling mix of flat and 3D mark-making and interwoven styles.

Earlier this year, the pair were invited by The Legacy List to participate in the acclaimed Canals Project in London where they created a beautiful large scale mural. 

To mark the occasion Moneyless and Lyken have created a very special limited edition collaborative artwork. Firstly Lyken has hand painted 12 individual A2 pieces on 250gsm Somerset Satin paper that were then screen printed in two colours with Moneyless' intricate circular designs by the talented Ben Ashton.

Each work is unique, signed and editioned. They are £100 each.

Sales will raise vital project funds and all proceeds will go towards funding Forms and Spaces Italia. You’ll even get your name credited in the final film as a supporter of the project.

The print will be released at 17:00 on Fri 20th Sep 2013 on our online shop.

Moneyless lives and works in Lucca, Italy, producing work for exhibitions and creating murals and installations for projects and festivals worldwide. His work is born from traditional graffiti, but as his work evolved, he discarded letters, became obsessed with the simplicity and interactions of geometric shapes, his lines becoming so fine he switched from cans and rollers to brushes and home made etching tools to create ever more elaborate abstract works.
The works depict living matter reduced to its most basic level and their interactions and repitions.
In 2013 alone Moneyless has participated in exhibitions and projects in Berlin, Paris, LA, Portland and London. He is opening a solo show at 999 Contemporary Gallery in Rome this month.

Working across diverse disciplines, Lyken creates paintings, murals, sculptures, installations, sound and musical works.
Influenced by cellular division and decay, his paintings toy with time and scale, worlds within worlds, chemical universes revealed at a microscopic level. 
Lyken regularly collaborates with artists and specialists from different research fields. This year he has been focusing on "Mirror Lands", a major collaborative film and exhibition for the Imagining Natural Scotland project supported by Creative Scotland.

Emma Dove is a freelance filmmaker, camera operator and editor. She is particularly interested in the narratives of life that go unnoticed in the general day to day, revealing the stories behind the seemingly banal. Emma is fascinated by place, identity, communication, expression, and the interplay between nature and culture.
Originally from the Black Isle, she studied Film & Media at the University of Stirling. Her graduation film, On Another Note, won Best Factual Programme at the Royal Television Society Scotland Student Awards and is currently showing at short film festivals and screenings internationally.