This weekend sees the return of Yardworks, an international celebration of Graffiti, Street Art and Design. Glasgow is preparing to welcome street-and graffiti artists from around the world for the third annual Yardworks Festival - a two-day, site-wide celebration of live and curated graffiti-and street art, design, DJs, a kids creative area, food stalls and Clan Skates skateboard jams, comps and free lessons, which will take place on Saturday 11th (11am - 8pm) and Sunday 12th of May (11am - 8pm).
The festival will take place in Glasgow’s iconic SWG3 Complex with a focus on the Galvanizers Yard. The Yardworks project aims to bring a safe working environment to Artists / Designers / Sign Writers and opportunities to study and develop their skills and ultimately to change public perceptions of traditional Graffiti & Street Art. This year’s event will showcase the work of 38 top graffiti and street artists from across Europe alongside over 80 of the best Scottish and Scottish-based artists.
Yardworks and SWG3 will work with artists that are immersed in their creative worlds to bring the playground of the SWG3 Complex to life.
Last year’s headliner event included guest speakers Nika Kramer and Martha Cooper, who welcomed all artists to Glasgow and to the festival. This year’s lineup includes artists Mademoiselle Maurice and Rea One from Glasgow Twin City, Marseille, who will be collaborating with other artists and engaging with their artistic, street style savvy audience.
Support for this event comes from Clan Skates, Forty Clothing, Global Art Supplies, Montana Cans, Moritz UK and Slaters.
You can find the event on Facebook here, or follow them on instagram at @yardworksglasgow