YW18 proved to be a catalyst for similar events throughout the country. As a pre-cursor to the festival SWG3 commissioned a piece by Pichi & Avo from Madrid. The Spanish duo created a piece that embraces Classical Art with Classical Graffiti, a piece that can be seen to this day within the Galvanizer Hall. 

YW18 opened with an educational slide show and talk from Martha Cooper (Author, Photographer, Subway Art)

In this Yardworks took a turn to educate the artistic community, with a fantastic insight to Martha's stories of her days during the graffiti revolution that swept a global audience through her skills as a fine art photographer and sheer determination to share it's phenomenon around the globe. 

An increased installed Graffiti Maze was fitted in the grounds of SWG3 alongside SWG3's new Galvanizers and Acid Bar.