Last Chance!

Just a heads up to say that Matt Mignanelli's exhibition closes this Sunday at 6pm. You have just 2 days to grab your last chance to see and buy the work. The pieces have been hugely popular and only 5 of the wooden panel pieces remain. Check out the pieces still available here. You can see all the photos of the show here, and view a short film of him painting his mural here.

Grab it while its HOT!!

Secret Wars- Glasgow vs Bristol

Secret Wars hits town this Wed again at Sub Club, 10pm till late. Should be quality, great line up of our very own Rekor, plus Conzo and Elph. They're battling Bristol so will be fierce fight, their team includes our good pal Inkie aswell, bonus! See you there.

Alphanauts Auction

Tonight is the night! Come down from 6-10pm for tasty cocktails to Fourty Four Houston Street (LA Bartenders, Unit 2, 44 Houston Street, Glasgow, G5 8RS- Shields Road Underground just round the corner) to see the finished paintings by Rekor and Lyken with a chance to bid on them in a silent auction! If you can't make it down but would like to bid drop me an email at Check out the artwork here.

Sleight of Hand

Just a wee heads up. Our next show opens on the 7th May. We've selected an eclectic collection of artists from all over the world. A really exciting show. Artists are- Mr Jago, mike inglis, Phil Ashcroft, Jacob Smith, Mike Egan, AddFuelToTheFire, Angelique Houtkamp, Microbo, and Vinnie Nylon.

Alphanauts Live Paint

Last night Rekor and Lyken got busy on their mural at Forty Four Houston Street. You can see all the photos here. They are back down there today working away, so pop down this Thursday to see the final masterpiece. It's open 6-10pm, and there will be an auction of the work at 8.30pm. The guys on the bar make a mean cocktail so don't miss out!
LA Bartenders, Unit 2, 44 Houston Street, Glasgow, G5 8RS.

Matt Mignanelli painting at Recoat

Matt Mignanelli painting at Recoat from Recoat on Vimeo.


LA Bartenders have been holding a month of art exhibitions. To bring the mini festival to an end they have invited us to exhibit for the final week.

We've brought together two leading Scottish graffiti artists to create artwork over the week. Rekor and Lyken are both talented artists, they are creative in their mark making and have a flair for colour choice. Within their gallery work they have both started to abstract letterforms and to layer paint and textures. Their work should compliment each other well.

They are hanging a series of varied sized canvases on one wall. By painting one large piece across the whole wall they will then create smaller pieces that can be lifted off as individual paintings in their own right.

Come down on Monday 19th April 6-10pm to watch the guys set up and start to paint the piece. The finished work will then be open to the public for viewing and sale on Thursday the 22nd of April between 6 and 10pm.

Also on Thursday, some of the artwork will be put into the auction that will take place at 8.30pm alongside work from other galleries that have been exhibiting over the month.

LA Bartenders, Unit 2, 44 Houston Street, Glasgow, G5 8RS.


We're taking part in Radius this summer, a project that has created an unofficial guide to whats on outside of Gi during the festival. Check out the map to see what is on. Read their Blog, join their Facebook, Central Station Group, or Twitter to follow what's coming up. And make sure to pick up the Mini Skinny which contains all the info in the next Skinny from the 16/4.

White Bike Plan

If your about next Thursday, come for a ride...



Join the White Bike Ride Out at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

15th April 11:30am - 1pm

On the 15th April, art collective NVA will be releasing 50 White Bikes into Glasgow for the Glasgow International (Gi) Festival of Visual Art 2010 audience to use to travel between venues.

The White Bike Ride Out will create a re-enactment of the original Witte Fietsenplan (White Bike plan) - an anarchic free transport programme in Amsterdam started by the Provos, the Dutch counter culture movement of the 1960’s. The initiative was the source inspiration for the (PUB) Public Use Bicycle systems which has been updated and ‘officially’ replicated in cities worldwide.

The 50 White Bikes are being released into the city to celebrate the political and ecological drives behind the original action.


For the Ride Out we’re asking as many cyclists as possible to join NVA & Central Station.

The White Bikes will ride en masse from Kelvingrove Park (meeting at 11:30am at the Fountain) to George Square, where there will be an action and proclamation of the original manifesto.

If yo have your own two wheels join the Ride Out from Kelvingrove Park, meeting at the Fountain at 11.30am.

The event will go on until around 1pm. Let us know you are coming here, and please invite other cyclists you think would like to join in.


Central Station will be making a film of the Ride Out. In order to create as much impact as possible we want you, the public, to help us document the event.

Bring your video camera, bike cam, mobile phone - whatever you can get your hands on - and help us to record the day.

Upload your material as follows: put your films in our Vimeo group , add your stills to our White Bikes groupor to Central Station on Facebook.

We’ll collate the documentation & a film created from the footage will be posted on Central Station.

This film will belong to you, to share wherever you like. A document, a call to action, a crowd-sourced artwork. Join us.

Plus, if you love to Tweet, share your Ride Out experience and White Bike sightings, using the tag #whitebikes.

The White Bikes are available for use throughout the Festival to cycle between venues.

See full details of where to find the bikes here.

Photo: Cor Jaring

facebook group

vimeo group

We Sink Ships Interview

The lovely Hiedi from We Sink Ships came in last week and interviewed us about Recoat, how we started, our aims and hopes for the future plus Matt Mignanelli was there to talk about how we met, his work and inspirations. Click here to go to the website, click on the red podcast button at the top to listen.

Interview- We Can Never Stop

The We Can Never Stop Blog just uploaded the interview they did with us a couple of weeks ago. Nice guys, thanks. Chat about how we started and plans for the future. Read all about it here.
Photo courtesy of Alex Martin Photography and the wecanneverstop blog

FiST at the Tron tonight

Our good pal and regular exhibitor at Recoat, FiST, is opening a solo exhibition at the Tron tonight, 6-8pm. Show runs from 7th April until 1st May. Address is The Long Gallery, Tron Theatre, 65 Trongate, Glasgow. More details here. See you there.

Bye Bye Pageant.

Been so busy, haven't had a chance to post this. Attended Pageant's Closing Party a week ago, their last and final day was last Saturday. Such sad times, will miss them bad! Thanks so much guys for buddying up on some cool projects and being our support pals on the East Side. Much Love. IDST INDST. Peas Out.

The Paradigm Launch

The Paradigm, a solo exhibition from Matt Mignanelli opened last night, was amazing, real busy and lots of sales. Excellent! Thanks to everyone who made it down. We've had such a great week hanging out and working with Matt, he is a very lovely guy. His parents, girlfriend and brother all came over for the opening too, so nice to meet them, lovely folks.
We Can Never Stop did real nice write up already, thanks guys. These photos are courtesy of them and Alex Martin Photography.
All the artwork still available is now online here. You can see all the photos and artwork at our Flickr here.


Show opens tonight, looks amazing, don't miss it. See you from 7pm...
Slamxhype and Zoo York just did posts. Well good, cheers guys.


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Recoat Gallery exhibits graphic art, illustration, graffiti, street art and photography and sells jewellery, clothing, books and magazines. We showcase work from emerging and established Scottish artists and designers aswell as trying to bring inspirational artists and designers to Scotland from elsewhere.