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 info@recoatdesign.com.

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- http://ruralmural.co.uk/ and see the online brochure with all studios etc here- http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/brochure.
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:http://ccaglasgow.ticketsolve.com/shows/873508819/events?show_id=873508819

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 info@recoatdesign.com 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.....


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