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.

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.

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