Glasgow’s latest arts studio will officially open on Friday May 5.
Yardworks Studio has been taking shape at the SWG3 multi-arts venue for several months.
Its opening has been timed for the start of the street art festival of the same name that kicks off that weekend.
Yardworks Festival, one of Europe’s biggest and best events dedicated to street art and graffiti, will return from 5-7 May.
Now in its fifth year, the festival is a leading showcase of contemporary urban art, and will feature the work of more than 100 artists.
Some of the biggest names in street art and graffiti will feature, including Jay Kaes, .EPOD, Morf and Aches.
Meanwhile, Yardworks Studio is an innovative purpose-built space that will provide a home for hundreds of artists, youth and community organisations.
It will open on Friday 5 May with an evening of talks for invited artists and guests.
Yardworks has developed into a world-class event that presents an abundance of local and international talent, and is widely regarded as an unmissable weekend for anyone who is a fan of street art, creativity and culture.
The studio forms part of SWG3’s ambitious masterplan to reshape SWG3 and the surrounding areas into “a world-class cultural destination through the creation of a unique street arts district”.
Gary Mackay aka Gaz Mac, SWG3 studio director and co-founder of Yardworks, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing the festival back in 2023 with another cutting-edge programme that will be sure to delight and entertain audiences of all ages.
“Yard works has developed into a world-class event that presents an abundance of local and international talent, and is widely regarded as an unmissable weekend for anyone who is a fan of street art, creativity and culture.”
The 2023 edition of Yardworks will culminate with a special closing party on Sunday 7 May, with further details to be announced shortly.