Deck The Halls Yard Life Gallery SWG3 2nd December – 24th December
SWG3, Scotland’s leading multi-disciplinary arts venue, has announced Deck The Halls, a brand new exhibition using skateboards as the canvas at the urban arts gallery – Yard Life – which opened in the Summer and proudly occupied one of SWG3’s archways on Eastvale Place. Deck The Halls brings together 34 artists showcasing their exclusive works that utilise the skateboard as a canvas for their design.
Famous for some of Glasgow’s most striking street art, resident Yard Life artist James Klinge has co-curated the show with Marianne Vosloo as part of SWG3’s celebrated arts programme. Inspired by the sport itself and the countless capabilities and creative opportunities it provides – from building communities to shaping fashion – Deck The Halls is a space where art and skateboard culture collide.
Original work from London-based Fanakapan, who is renowned for his eye-tricking hyper-realistic style of street art, will feature in the exhibition alongside decks by well-known street artist and designer Phill Blake (Philth); the botanical-inspired stylings of Sophie Mess; international “surrealist graffiti artist for the soul”, Mr Cenz; and an original pioneer of UK street art, Bristol’s notorious Inkie, to name a few.
The exhibition will also highlight some of the most exciting names from Glasgow’s flourishing local scene:
The artist behind some of the most vibrant murals in the city, Molly Hankinson
Edinburgh-based graphic designer and graffiti artist ElphOne
Street artist and SWG3 Yard Life resident James Klinge said: “I’m sure there are many who remember the excitement of finding their first skateboard under the Christmas tree. There’s the rush to rip off the wrapping paper and get out and skate, but there’s also a moment of pause to stop, admire and appreciate the artwork on the face of the skateboard.”
Fanakapan @fanakapan Mak-One@mr.makyin Mr Cenz @mrcenzone Inkie @inkiegraffiti 45RPM @45rpmwhat Sophie Mess @sophiemess_ Dr. D @subvertiser Cheo @cheograff PREFAB77 @prefab77 Philth @philthblake RichT @richtpaint Smug @smugone Priestcorp @priestcorp Mark Worst @markworst James Klinge @jamesklinge_art King Listy @kinglisty The Guzler @theguzler Conzo Throb @conzothrob Ciáran Glöbel @ciaranglobel
Ross MacRae @ross.macrae.art Chelsea Frew @chelseafrew ElphOne @elphone Lightbody107 @lightbody107 TrenchOne @trenchone Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng @ursula_kam_ling Foolswing @fool.swing Wet Your Jaws @wetyourjaws Roberto @be.nice.signs Michaela McManus @michaelam.art Molly Hankinson @mollyhankinson.studio KMG @kmgyeah Vues @vues1 Luck @_bonkerz Marcus @marcustattoos