Scotland’s Only Graffiti And Street Art Festival Returns To SWG3.

One of Glasgow’s coolest gatherings, SWG3 – YARDWORKS FESTIVAL could not have manifested itself more perfectly over the duration of two bright and colourful days, as the sun beamed positive vibrations and the clear blue skies were by no means the limit as an inspirational tribe of 120+ street artists from around the spherical descended to display their skilful talents using SWG3’s warehouse building, surrounding streets, walls and railway arches as their canvas. There was also more than 700 metres of wall space for the artists to spectacularly transform into strikingly colourful murals.

This celebration of live and curated graffiti art is Scotland’s only graffiti and street art festival to take place, with this year being the second consecutive year running. The fest has has taken no time to expanded with 11,000 people attending over the duration of two days to witness the spectacular art unfold, as well as gaining the opportunity to experience workshops and musical performances, a custom-built Montana Cans pop-up shop and high skate ramp, as well as street food vendors, cocktail bars, and a creation station for kids.

The atmosphere was absolutely superb, with live DJ sets being spun while people drank, ate and socialised as splashes of colour and creativity sprung to life all around them. The level of work and professionalism injected into this gathering is highly commendable and the fact the festival is economical, with kids allowed in for free and a 5 spot per-head, each day, is super excellent. Lasting three days from eleven in the morning until eight o’clock at night the fest feels like it is locked within its Goldilocks hours, as an all-accommodating, positive vibe truly radiates throughout this unique festival.

Head over to Gobophotography / Revel Rousers media page on Facebook to view the entire batch of photos from this event and If you could not attend this year, then do not worry as you can make sure to catch next years Yardworks 2020…. It’s definitely one not to be missed!

Find below a list of the artists who provided their skills at Yardworks 2019 and take the time to check out and support their work.

Artists include:

Insane 51
Mr Baker
Rogue-one (graffiti)
Mark Worst
Charlie Anderson
Phil Blake
Madam moiselle Maurice
Frank Carty
Easy Riders
Chelsea Frew
Erin Bradley-Scott
Ciaran Globel

This event is supported by Montana Cans, Moritz UK, Slaters, Global Art Supplies, Forty Clothing & Clan Skates.

Author: Miff Morris

In many senses, I am still discovering myself through the complex tapestry in which life continues to weave, gaining unique physical experience in order to aid the progression of my precious spirit, this will continue for the rest of my fated days and my understanding of who I am shall be determined through how I learn to react, act and adapt towards the circumstances I face. I do sincerely hope the span of this life is enough to fully come to terms with the potential of my unique existence, through deep-rooted understanding, compassion, and love, and that I may fully acknowledge the absolute full potential of my existence through the network of others. Thus far the core of my being has learned through unique experience and individual perspective that I am most certainly a creative soul who takes solace in the truth & liberty of artistic expression. Freedom lays behind the eyes within the evocative realm of one's imagination, transforming originality through individual perspective, this is when my art becomes yours. Inspiring, motivating different modes of expression to overall influence and shape a better world, to help elevate to a higher consciousness. We are part of the great web of life and in this way each and every one of us are interconnected, to create a major shift in consciousness. We must wholeheartedly start to believe in what can be created for the greater good of this world, in my view it is most certainly the power of thought and intention which connect us, no matter how near or how far. Being understood has always been of paramount importance to me, self-expression is something I have been aware of from a very young age. From my point of view, artistic expression has always been the most liberating and uniting mode. When I am not caught up in life's cogs I love to write poetry, short stories, and shoot photographs. I adore and feed off music, so I highly enjoy capturing the live music scene in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I also enjoy writing for Uk Entertainments website, Louder than War, as well as run my own music blog www.Revel, Amalgamating my love of music, writing, as well as photographic expression (Music, Landscape, Street, Wedding), which gives me a great sense of creative release, therefore forging a strong sense of purpose in the way of documenting life's remarkable moments. I find working with creatives within the music industry is wholly inspiring even though at times it can be quite challenging, after all, the greatest realizations and lessons learned are born out of challenges. I figured, seeing as I have a platform for my music reviews, interviews and photography I thought it would be time to create a platform for my creative writing and poetry.....It takes courage to expose oneself through the intimacy of poetry, However, that is how we truly unite and grow in compassion and understanding of each other's true essence. I am a deep thinker, I understand the power of words and their meanings. I also understand how empowering artistic expression can be. There is a raw truth buried within each original idea combined with a power to help change the world. Artistic expression is forever transforming through interpretation, that is what I mean when I say "When My Art Becomes Yours" My philosophy is to understand more, in order to love more....... Love ~M~

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