Yardworks Festival

Yardworks has grown to become one of Europe’s biggest and best festivals dedicated to street art and graffiti. Across two days, the concrete playground that is our Galvanizers Yard becomes a mess of colour, creativity and collaboration as urban artists from across Glasgow, the UK and Europe come together to paint, draw, inspire, educate, or just hang out and eat fancy chips. 

Since our very first festival in 2017, it’s safe to say the word is now very much out, with the festival now attracting the global elite of the street arts and graffiti scene.

Yardworks Festival 2022

18 Jun - 19 Jun '22

It's good to be back

We're back! Taking place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2022, the concrete playground that is our Galvanizers Yard will become a mess of colour, creativity and collaboration once again as urban artists from across Glasgow, the UK and Europe come together to paint, draw, inspire, educate, or just hang out and eat fancy chips.

2022

Yardworks Festival 2021

A mid-pandemic miniature edition

With the global pandemic putting a halt on large gatherings, in 2021 Yardworks went small-scale, hosting a miniature version of our internationally-renowned graffiti and street art to coincide with one of our key projects in SWG3’s neighbouring community of Govan.

2021

Yardworks Festival 2019

Yardworks comes of age

With the festival’s reputation having well and truly spread, 2019’s event felt like a key fixture in the graffiti and street art calendar, continuing to change public perceptions towards the art form and the artists involved by showcasing their ability to create these highly skilled works in such a short space of time.

2019

Yardworks Festival 2018

Round Two

In the lead-up to the second Yardworks Festival, SWG3 commissioned a piece by Madrid duo PichiAvo, who created a piece fusing Classical art and graffiti. It's the one you can still see today, proudly spanning the back wall of our Galvanizers space.

2018

Yardworks Festival 2017

The festival is born

Our first festival, back in 2017, was Scotland’s largest gathering of graffiti and street art, with over 125 international and local artists presenting their work across 400 metres of walls, outlining the draw and demand for public works of this kind.

2017