Here's a date for your diary.
In just over a week, Recoat will open the last show ever to be show'd at their West End gallery. R.I.P. 323, a collective and collaborative exhibition celebrates 6 years of events, projects and parties at 323 North Woodside Road. Featuring the work of Team Recoat in their entirety (I'm in that!) + friends of the gallery. We’re aiming to cover the space, floor-to-ceiling in artwork. It’ll be an absolute belter.
Recoat fans need not fear, though, they aren't packing it in. Far from it. Plans are already afoot for a whole heap of other stuff - murals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, pop-up shows, collaborative projects and (get this) a bigger and better gallery somewhere down the line.
Although I'll be sad to see the doors close at North Woodside Road, I'm super stoked for everything Amy and Ali are set to achieve in the future. I first worked with them back in 2007 as part of Recoat's first ever exhibition and they have been incredibly supportive, bloody lovely people and amazingly good friends ever since. Whatever they do, I back 100%.
If you can make it to Glasgow on the 8th of June 2013, you should come along to the opening (the opening of the closing, I guess) party. It'll be fun as hell. FUN AS HELL! Expect many faces from Recoat's past, present and future to be enjoying the work, having a drink and saying farewell to the space. Recoat parties are warm, welcoming and a good laugh. We'll all be heading to the pub afterwards too. Say hello! Say goodbye!
The final show at Recoat (for now).
Opening party: Saturday, 8th June 2013. 7-10pm (free entry, all welcome).
Show runs: 9th June - mid July, (Tues to Sun 12-6pm).
Featuring Team Recoat: Susie Wright, Kirsty Whiten, Elph, FiST, Mark Lyken, Al White, David Galletly, Syrkus, Death Rattles and Rue Five.
Plus special guests: Fraser Gray, Throne, Chris MacFarlane, Jamie Johnson and more.
323 North Woodside Road,
Glasgow, G20 6ND
(near Kelvinbridge subway station)
Tel: 0141 341 0069
For more info, visit the R.I.P. 323 Facebook page.