Recoat: Art for Advent

Recoat's annual affordable art sale is set to open tomorrow at their gallery in Glasgow's West End (right near Kelvinbridge subway). As always, they assign each wall in the space a different price value (£25, £50, £75, £100) and everything on said walls goes for said price. It's a great way to snag some cut-price art from some big names (and myself) in time for Christmas.

The show opens at 7pm on Friday the 14th December with a wee shindig (free drink - all welcome) and runs until the 23rd. More info / a wee nosey at who's going can be found on the Art for Advent Facebook page. Details:

Art for Advent
Cut-price Christmas exhibition

Runs: 15th - 23rd December 2012
Opening party: Friday 14th December 7-10pm

Recoat Gallery
323 North Woodside Road
Glasgow G20 6ND

Stop by if you can. Everyone's really nice and friendly and you might just find yourself a unique gift or two. The opening in particular is worth a look if you want a bargain (stuff sells fast). Say hello.

Double Dip Christmas Show at Recoat

Double Dip Flyer

I’m happy to announce that for maybe the 5th year running I will be participating in the Recoat Christmas show Double Dip in the West End of Glasgow. Super chuffed to be asked.

As always, Amy and Ali invite a wide range of friends to exhibit work at a low, low price. Each wall of the gallery is assigned a price (£25, £50, £75, £100) and is crammed with amazing prints, originals and other goodness. It’s perfect for seeking out a Christmas gift, snapping up a bargain or taking a first tentative step into the world of buying art.

Double Dip will feature an amazing selection of artists from Glasgow + beyond (including me) and is well worth checking out. The opening party on Friday 25th November is especially worth getting to if you can as stuff sells fast. All are welcome and a good number of those exhibiting will be in attendance if you’d like to say hello. Here’s a breakdown of the details:

Double Dip
Cut-price Christmas exhibition

Runs: 25th November - 23rd December 2011
Opening party: Friday 25th November 7-10pm

Recoat Gallery
323 North Woodside Road
Glasgow G20 6ND

Featuring the work of: Matt Mignanelli, Elph, David Galletly, Syrkus, Death Rattles, Eleanor Meredith, Inkie, Odra, Mark Lyken, Russell Dempster, Matt Naylor, Mike Inglis, Pure, FiST, Kath Leone and Will Barras, Tristram Aver, Susie Wright, Andrew Ingram, Al White, Chris MacFarlane

And that’s that. There’s an event page if you’d like to RSVP your attendance and, should you like to ‘like’ the gallery, you can do so on Recoat’s Facebook page. If you’ve never visited before, it’s a really nice wee space really near to the Kelvinbridge underground station. See you there hopefully.

Team Recoat

Four Four Two Flyer

I am very happy to announce my participation in a new project here in Glasgow. Recoat, the fantastic gallery in the West End have assembled a 10-strong team of artists and they only bloomin' went and asked me to join. Pretty swish, eh? I'm completely delighted and honoured to be involved because, honestly, the other 9 dudes and dudettes are way good. Waaaay good.

Team Recoat, as we are known, consists of: Al White, David Galletly, Death Rattles, Elph, Fist, Kirsty Whiten, Mark Lyken, RueFive, Susie Wright & Syrkus. I will try to get a post about everyone up here over the next few weeks. We will be working together on a variety of projects throughout the world over the next year.

To simultaneously launch the project and to celebrate their 4th birthday, Recoat have put on an exhibition of limited screenprints designed by each of the team members. Four Four Two opened on Friday the 12th of August and will run until the 4th of September. There are 10 prints going for £80 a pop including this effort, 'Submerge', by myself: 


The opening party was brilliant as always - the buffet at the Lansdowne afterwards was a particular highlight. Damn those onion rings were good. Damn, damn, damn. Big thanks to Amy and Ali for all their hard work in putting on the show, thinking up the project and for running one of the countries finest galleries. Love those guys.

Recoat Opening

Stop by the space to have a look or, if you can't visit in person, all of the gear is available in their online shop. The show also features an extra wee section full of other prints, drawings, paintings and things by the team - good if you're hyped on Scottish street art and want to pick up an original piece.

If that wasn't all, the Team Recoat prints will also be making their way down to Nottingham as part of the Nottingham Festival on Friday the 19nd August at the Lace Market Gallery. There will be live painting and talks and things too (I think). My details are a bit sketchy but go have a look if you can, especially when people are around. Seeing Elph paint live is something special. Me? I can't make it. Ach.

The details once more:

  • Recoat Gallery
  • 323 North Woodside Road
  • Glasgow, G20 6ND
  • Runs: 12/08/11 - 04/09/11
  • Lace Market Gallery
  • 25 Stoney Street
  • The Lace Market
  • Nottingham, NG1 1LP
  • Runs: 19/08/11 - 03/09/11

As this is a new blog, my readership is pretty low so any tweets, mentions, shout-outs, links, likes and reblogs will be very much appreciated as they will go a long way in promoting the work. Thank you and have a nice day x