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.

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)! http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/default.asp?page=home_thetinforest

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


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!

Help!

EMERGENCY CALL OUT!
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 info@recoatdesign.com.

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