The Yard Life Gallery doors are open! The gallery marks the first exciting step in SWG3 and Yardworks’ bold plans for a new street arts district and will exhibit the latest works in street art and graffiti from Glasgow and beyond.
Brought to you by the team behind the internationally respected Yardworks Festival, Yard Life Gallery is showcasing some of the incredible artists who many will have seen at Yardworks. The gallery will host the art of these skilled individuals, with their work now hanging on the walls.
Proudly occupying one of SWG3’s archways on Eastvale Place, the first exhibition will display new works by a group of emerging and renowned artists, from sign-makers to illustrators, cartoonists to sculptors. The gallery will be open Wednesdays to Fridays, 12 noon to 6pm (no appointment necessary), welcoming people to discover, own and collect the pieces exhibited.
Andrew Fleming-Brown, MD of SWG3, said: “We’re delighted to be launching this new space with a genre that is truly ingrained and part of the walls at SWG3. Our ambition is to create a new street arts district and Yard Life Gallery is the first exciting step in these plans. We look forward to welcoming everybody down to experience the incredible variety and talent from the urban arts community.”
Gary Mackay - aka Gaz Mac - SWG3 Studio Director and co-founder of Yardworks, said: “Yard Life Gallery has risen from the success of Yardworks Festival and the talented artists that adorn its walls. From grassroots to the more established house-hold names that we see on our day-to-day travels around the city, Yard Life and Yardworks will interact with groups and individuals to realise their creative ambitions. The gallery will allow us to work alongside our artists on a day-to-day basis, pushing the boundaries and breaking the barriers that are commonplace for this exciting art form.”
The gallery forms part of a broader plan for a new street art and graffiti district sprawling across Govan, Yorkhill and Partick based around an innovative studio for emergent graffiti and street artists in the Galvanizers Yard with construction beginning in December 2021.
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