Nestled in one of the railway arches lining Eastvale Place, the Yard Life Gallery is a space for the graffiti and street art community to display their work. It's a way of offering a new type of wall for these skilled individuals to rest their work on for a while - and, for everyone else, a chance to admire or own it.
Proudly occupying one of SWG3’s archways along Eastvale Place, the Yard Life Gallery is a space for large-scale prints, tiny objects, scrawled illustrations, aerosol masterpieces, and art of all shapes and forms, all designed and created by artists with street art and graffiti roots. Showcasing some of the incredible artists who many will have seen at the Yardworks Festival, this intimate gallery offers these skilled individuals a space to hang their work, and the public a chance to witness the energy and humour and imagination that goes into their outdoor work in one place, all year round.
Since opening on Thursday 27 May 2021, the space has hosted exhibitions from a glorious introduction to street artists — displaying works by a constellation of emerging and renowned artists, from sign-makers to illustrators, cartoonists to sculptors — to a curated collection of skateboards, to the first solo Scottish show of the incredible Newcastle-based artist Prefab77.
Many of the Yard Works Gallery works are available to buy through the Yard Life website.
The Yardworks team were thrilled to host the first Scottish solo show from renowned Newcastle-based artist Prefab77. In A Slice Of Life, he unveiled a series of allegorical portraits: proudly anti-establishment, and visually beautiful.
With the proud history of skateboard art in mind, Yardworks proudly showcased a spectacular collection of hand-painted skateboard decks by 34 emerging and world-renowned artists from across the UK.
Yard Life Gallery opened its doors with a celebration of street arts, graffiti and the many art forms that find roots in both. Featuring work by a range of emerging and renowned artists, from sign-makers to illustrators, cartoonists to sculptors.