I recently took a trip down to see how the Arches Project at SWG3, was coming along, it was a really sunny day and it was good to meet up with Gaz, Dan, Barry, Smug, and the rest of guys working away. As usual, I took plenty of photographs, some from the narrow pavement beside the arches and some from across the Expressway.
Some pieces are completed, however many of the pieces are still to be finished and there are a couple of arches yet to be started. Most artists were assigned one arch, but Smug and the Cobolt Collective were each given 2, looking at what has been done to date on them they are making full use of the expanded space.
I was highly impressed with the work so far, but as I’m getting ready to disappear for a wee while, I’ll just have to wait to see the finished articles on my return.
Conzo and GlobelC
Barry the Cat
I had a great weekend at Yardworks, the weather for a change was brilliant. The crowds turned out and the artists working put on a tremendous display. In addition to the local favourites, many national and international artists created some tremendous work.
There was something for all the family in a carnival atmosphere, skateboarding and art experience for the kids and plenty of street food and bars for the adults, definitely something to add to the diary for next year.
Some of the photographs I took over the weekend can be seen here.
During a visit to SWG3 today I spotted Gaz-Mac and SCENT blacking out some of the walls in preparation for this year’s Yardworks. I was nice to meet Mark (aka SCENT) and to put a face to the name, judging by his recent work in the yard he will be a prominent player in the Glasgow art scene.
Mark (aka SCENT)
SCENT & Gaz-Mac
is it SCENT or SGENT???
With not a lot to do today, I took a trip to SWG3 to see a new piece by Conzo and Glöbel I had heard about. While I was there I bumped into Mark Worst as he was getting started on a new large scale mural, from what I have seen it will be really good, I took a photograph of his preliminary work but I won’t post it until the work is completed. Mark told me that this new work is part of his new direction of portraiture murals for 2019, I look forward to seeing more of his work.
While I was there I also had the chance to have a chat with Garry Mackay aka Gaz Mac, the director of swg3, it was great to eventually meet up with the man who many say is Glasgow Graffiti’s Driving Force. We blethered about the development of art in Glasgow and this year’s forthcoming YardWorks which I’m hoping will not be on while I’m away travelling.
I took some other photographs whilst there, mainly of stuff that the lads were working on last week. I’ll credit the images later.