SFRM Workshops



Spring Fling Rural Mural is back. Recoat is pairing up with Upland to deliver more murals in D&G, but this time the project is taking Upland artists back to paint murals with their partners in their home cities. More info soon!

As part of the 2016 project we are holding two free spraypainting and mural mapping workshops in Dumfries on the 5th of March. Ali from Recoat is pairing up with Jamie Johnson from Harvest Skateboarding to deliver a workshop where you will learn more about the SFRM project, learn some mural painting skills and help develop ideas for the murals that will be painted around the region. Tickets are available for the morning and afternoon.

Beer X Recoat at OStreet


We're delighted to have been invited to be the next Beertimes at O Street. It's going to be a catch-up-celebration of all things Recoat. Hope you can come! RSVP here.

Since we closed our gallery in 2013 alot has changed and we've been pretty busy! Come see what we've been painting on, watch our film 'In Common', and have a gander at our shiny new website. 

It's Beer Times as usual, so we'll be washing it all down with banter, music and beer. First one's on us then BYOB and on to the pub!

One-off small batch ale: Dead End Brew Machine.
More about Beer Times here.

Thype Exhibition Open till 25th Oct






THYPE is an interdisciplinary exhibition of collage, painting, drawing, print work and installations from artists and designers who explore letter forms through their work.

Artists include ROID MSK, Greg Lamarche, FiST, Joshua Barr, Maya Wild, Elph, Pamela Tait, Kat Loudon, Alice Rooney, Ciaran Glöbel and Erin Bradley Scott.

The exhibition runs from 10th-25th Oct open daily 12-6pm. You can view all the photos and artwork here.

All artwork is for sale here- http://recoat.bigcartel.com/

The show is being hosted by On The Corner, a hub for Social Enterprises in the East End of Glasgow at 253-257 London Road.

A massive thankyou to James and Beth at GDFS for inviting us to colab on this show, to all the folk at the venue for making us so welcome, to Pauly Le Pew for DJing at the opening, to all the talented artists for making it such a beauty, with special thanks to Ciaran Globel, FiST and Josh for their murals and installations and to all our volunteers who make it all happen!

Find out more on the GDFS site: http://goo.gl/T8OK7i

Elliot Tupac x Recoat x Syrkus





In May 2015 Elliot Tupac, a world famous Peruvian artist travelled to the UK to take part in various mural projects and exhibitions. While in Glasgow he exhibited a beautiful exhibition at South Block and collaborated with us on a mural at a local school in Springburn. Elliot's text translates as 'Education with no boundaries- Working Together' and Syrkus painted a series of women from different cultures carrying objects to create a simple meal together. The mural celebrates the multi-cultural community that makes up the school and how hard everyone is working there to make it a success.
We're really proud of this project and how the mural worked as a whole. See all the photos here.

FiST x Recoat- Old Wynd Mural





In May 2015 we were commissioned by Glasgow City Council Regeneration Department to create a mural on the wall of McDonald's Bakery on Old Wynd just off Trongate in Glasgow.
We selected and collaborated with the hugely talented FiST on this large scale mural. We tried to create 'another world', something transformative and dreamy.
You can view all of the photos from the project here.

Thype



We're delighted to be collaborating on a new exhibition with Graphic Design Festival Scotland.

THYPE is an interdisciplinary exhibition of artists and designers who explore letter forms through their work.
Artists include ROID MSK, Greg LaMarche, FiST, Joshua Barr, Maya WildElph, Pamela Tait, Kat Loudon, Alice Rooney and Ciaran Glöbel.


The launch night is 7-10pm on the 9th of Oct 2015. The show then runs 12-6pm everyday from 10th to 25th Oct.


We're exhibiting with the lovely folk at On The Corner. The exhibition is on the 3rd floor at 253-257 London Road, Glasgow, G40 1PE.


Excited to see you all there!

GDFS needs your support


Graphic Design Festival Scotland is an amazing series of workshops, exhibitions, talks and murals. Beth and James are working so hard to create something exceptional, and they need your help. If you believe good design is important and should be promoted and celebrated please donate and support here.

Recoat off to Edinburgh Book Festival

 

Amy is chairing a discussion between the artist Stik and writer, Ryan Gatiss of Uglar Works on 29th August at the Edinburgh Book Festival. Tickets are just £7 for adults and there are various concessions. Both very talented dudes, will be very interesting to hear their stories.

GDFS International Poster Competition



This year's GDFS poster competition is in full swing. You only have 6 more days to enter. It's free, you might win chance to exhibit and there's cash prizes for the top 3 designs. Details on how to enter here.

GDFS Scotland 2015



Once again we will be taking part in the most excellent Graphic Design Festival Scotland! It is in October so get it in your diary and start saving those pennies. We're running a 1 day workshop in partnership with Harvest Skateboards again, you can sign up here-
There's also loads of other interesting projects, workshops, talks, competitions and exhibitions on the go, make sure to read all about it......

Job opps at Spring Fling

Director (Maternity Cover) http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/opportunities/job-opportunity-director-maternity-cover/


Events & Exhibitions Manager http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/opportunities/job-opportunity-events-exhibitions-manager/

Velodrome mural




The mural we painted at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome for the Glasgow 2014  Commonwealth Games. Was such an honour to do this commission. We painted this one with brush and acrylic on scaffold through the nights leading up to the games. It was a serious challenge but probably one of our favourite murals we've ever painted!



Emirates Arena Mural




The mural we painted at the Emirates Arena for Glasgow 2014  Commonwealth Games. Was such an honour to do this commission, one we're really proud of!


Rights Respecting Mural


A new Rights Respecting Mural designed by a pupil at St Stephen's Primary School in Springburn.

Mural at the Riverside Museum


The Riverside Museum (The new Transport Museum) commissioned us to create a drawing mural on their entrance to celebrate the European Museum Awards this month. The drawing was meant to be for one night only but staff and visitors have enjoyed it so much they have decided to keep it up. Get yourself down to check it out. Museum is pretty ace and worth a visit anyway!

Kirsty Whiten exhibition opens


Last night Wronger Rites opened, a new solo exhibition by Kirsty Whiten at Whitespace in Edinburgh with Leith Late. It runs for 2 weeks so get along to check it out. There are also various murals and paste ups worth a look, opposite the Edinburgh Printmakers and on Dalmeny Street.

Elliot Tupac's in town!



The lovely and talented Peruvian artist, Elliot Tupac visited Glasgow on his UK tour. We had the joy of painting a mural with him at St Stephen's School in Springburn. Here are some progress shots to wet your appetite but full shots on their way! Make sure to go check his show at South Block in Glasgow.

Progress at Turning Point



This year we are running a mural project with City of Glasgow College illustration students at Turning Point Glasgow's service for homeless people. Students have visited the centre, met with staff and service users and then created designs for selection. 4 lucky students had their designs selected and as a class we started painting the murals this month. 

Fresh Creations in Clydebank


This month we are working with #FreshCreations in Clydebank working with 2 groups of young people to create a community mural in the area. In the first few weeks we have been learning and practicing spraypaint techniques.

Save Our World Mural



A wee progress shot of the mural we're painting with P5s, 6s and 7s at St Conval's School in Glasgow exploring ideas around protecting the environment.

Aultbea Hotel


Mural painted by Recoat in partnership with Ostreet for the Aultbea Hotel in the remote Highlands of Scotland.
We had a blast up there, if you're touring make sure to swing by the wee village for lovely folks, good times and beautiful views.

Hame


HAME. Mark Lyken | Emma Dove Installation Taster from Soft Error on Vimeo.

Emma Dove and Mark Lyken have been working down in Dumfries and Galloway for the last month creating a film that explores the region for the Stove. Launch is in just a couple of weeks. Here's the teaser, enjoy...

Remarket- Edinburgh


Just in case you hadn’t noticed, we’re 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.

This week we have opened a new collection of work at the RBS at 36 St Andrews Square in Edinburgh. The show opened today and runs till the 20th Dec.

Exhibiting artists and makers include Russell Ian Dempster, Jennifer Argo, Euan McWhirter, Good Wives and Warriors, FiST, Shona Guthrie, Fraser Gray, Ruth Hollywood, Leo Blamire and Little Dot Creations.

We’d love for you all to help us celebrate the Edinburgh exhibition next Thursday from 6-8pm. To attend you must email rsvp@saltmarketdesign.com with your full name, email, phone number and ‘company name’. If your names not down, you’re not getting in!

RBS Branch, 36 StAndrews Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD

Runs: Thursday 11th Dec till Thursday 18th Dec 2014
Open- Monday- 8.30am- 5.30pm
Tuesday- 8.30am- 5.30pm
Wednesday- 8.30am- 5.30pm
Thursday- 8.30am- 7pm
Friday- 8.30am- 5.30pm
Saturday- 9am- 4pm
Sunday- CLOSED

Special Event at Remarket Glasgow



This Wednesday we are hosting a very special event at Remarket Glasgow from 6-8pm. Gin cocktails of course and then after popping over to Bier Halle for some of their de-lish pizzas.

From 6.30pm we have short, informal talks from some hot Remarket artists; Kirsty Whiten, Jennifer Argo, David Galletly, Suzi Plunkett/ Little Dot Creations, Hannah Grace Ryan and Gabriella Marcella DiTano/ Risotto.

Drop by to see the beautiful installation by BAXENDALE filled with gorgeous art and jewellery, and maybe even grab a last minute Christmas pressie....

RSVP to rsvp@saltmarketdesign.com with Glasgow event as title.

Can't wait to see you all!

Remarket Glasgow




 Remarket at RBS, 2nd Floor,10 Gordon St, Glasgow is open till 7pm tonight!
Leo Blamire East End Fox Print- £180. It's a beauty!
Risograph Limited edition Monster Calendar by Risotto is only £32.
Russell Ian Dempster inspirational collage. Original art for £60.....your Christmas just came early!
We're open till the 20th, come visit.

Jennifer Argo Byres Road Residency


As part of Remarket Glasgow with SaltmarketJennifer Argo is installed at the RBS on Byres road in Glasgow today, Friday and Saturday. Go see how she creates her beautiful and intricate drawings. What a talent!

Remarket Comp- Win a David Galletly Original


REMARKETCOMP!

REMARKET are proud to showcase the work of David Galletly, an acclaimed illustrator representing Scotland far and wide.

Get in with your chance to WIN a Galletly signed original. To enter, visit REMARKET to view our eclectic mix of Scottish art and design and simply let us know your favourite piece.

Send us a photograph with "'artistname@RBS10GordonStreet" #REMARKETCOMP and tag Saltmarket & Recoat on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, or even all three to treble your odds!

The winner will be picked on 20/12/14, so come on down and bring your camera with you.

Location and opening times.

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 rsvp@saltmarketdesign.com 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 (www.lanisays.com) 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.