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.

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 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......

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.

Forms and Spaces Italia and Print Release

We are proud to present ‘Forms and Spaces Italia’, a collaborative project between Scotland’s Mark Lyken and Italy’s Moneyless.

This September we are bringing these two leading artists from the Graffuturism movement together and travelling with Lyken to Moneyless’ home town of Lucca to create a collection of site specific installations over a period of seven days. Award-winning film-maker Emma Dove will join the team to document the project.

Sure you’ll remember that last year Forms and Spaces began when Moneyless visited Scotland to work with Lyken in the creation of a series of temporary installations that re-valued abandoned spaces around Glasgow.  The works were intricate and vibrant, a beguiling mix of flat and 3D mark-making and interwoven styles.

Earlier this year, the pair were invited by The Legacy List to participate in the acclaimed Canals Project in London where they created a beautiful large scale mural. 

To mark the occasion Moneyless and Lyken have created a very special limited edition collaborative artwork. Firstly Lyken has hand painted 12 individual A2 pieces on 250gsm Somerset Satin paper that were then screen printed in two colours with Moneyless' intricate circular designs by the talented Ben Ashton.

Each work is unique, signed and editioned. They are £100 each.

Sales will raise vital project funds and all proceeds will go towards funding Forms and Spaces Italia. You’ll even get your name credited in the final film as a supporter of the project.

The print will be released at 17:00 on Fri 20th Sep 2013 on our online shop.

Moneyless lives and works in Lucca, Italy, producing work for exhibitions and creating murals and installations for projects and festivals worldwide. His work is born from traditional graffiti, but as his work evolved, he discarded letters, became obsessed with the simplicity and interactions of geometric shapes, his lines becoming so fine he switched from cans and rollers to brushes and home made etching tools to create ever more elaborate abstract works.
The works depict living matter reduced to its most basic level and their interactions and repitions.
In 2013 alone Moneyless has participated in exhibitions and projects in Berlin, Paris, LA, Portland and London. He is opening a solo show at 999 Contemporary Gallery in Rome this month.

Working across diverse disciplines, Lyken creates paintings, murals, sculptures, installations, sound and musical works.
Influenced by cellular division and decay, his paintings toy with time and scale, worlds within worlds, chemical universes revealed at a microscopic level. 
Lyken regularly collaborates with artists and specialists from different research fields. This year he has been focusing on "Mirror Lands", a major collaborative film and exhibition for the Imagining Natural Scotland project supported by Creative Scotland.

Emma Dove is a freelance filmmaker, camera operator and editor. She is particularly interested in the narratives of life that go unnoticed in the general day to day, revealing the stories behind the seemingly banal. Emma is fascinated by place, identity, communication, expression, and the interplay between nature and culture.
Originally from the Black Isle, she studied Film & Media at the University of Stirling. Her graduation film, On Another Note, won Best Factual Programme at the Royal Television Society Scotland Student Awards and is currently showing at short film festivals and screenings internationally.

Nottingham Street Art Festival

Nottingham Street Art Festival- Team Recoat Road Trip from Recoat on Vimeo.

Chris MacFarlane made this great wee film about our road trip and exhibition in Nottingham in 2011. Thanks mate!
Tristram Aver invited us to take part in the International Street Art Festival in Nottingham that saw Team Recoat travel to exhibit at the Lace Market Gallery. We showed our Team recoat prints and some originals and painted in the space. The guys at the Switch Studio were very kind, showed us a good time and gave us space to paint too. Thanks to all involved for a quality few days on tour!
There is a cool video of the show by Hopwood&Kirby here- vimeo.com/28159452
The prints are available for only £80- recoat.bigcartel.com/category/team-recoat

Mark Lyken and Teo Moneyless

The Canals Project. Mark Lyken & Teo Moneyless from cedar lewisohn on Vimeo.

Mark Lyken and Teo Moneyless recently painted a beautiful mural in London together for the Canals Project. Gordon Beswick has made this lovely film about the whole project. We're going to be working with these fellas again for Forms and Spaces II in September, we can't wait. Watch this space....