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Video: Amazing street art and dance at Yardworks graffiti festival in Finnieston

The first event of its kind in Scotland drew good crowds over the weekend in the West End.

Hundreds of people enjoyed a dazzling display of graffiti and street art at the weekend.

The occasion was the first event of its kind in Scotland celebrating street culture.

 Knockout: Artwork was created over the two days of the festival.
Knockout: Artwork was created over the two days of the festival.

The Yardworks festival was hosted by SWG3 studio warehouse on Eastvale Place in Finnieston.

The weekend was a major celebration of all things graffiti, street art and design.

Artists and exhibitors were spread throughout the SWG3 complex with a focus on the new Galvanizers Yard.

 International: The festival starred 25 of Europe's top graffiti and street artists.
International: The festival starred 25 of Europe's top graffiti and street artists.

 Location: Yardworks took place within the former galvanisers yard adjoining the SW3G studio warehouse in Finnieston.
Location: Yardworks took place within the former galvanisers yard adjoining the SW3G studio warehouse in Finnieston.

The kills of 25 of the top graffiti & street artists from across Europe and over 50 of the best Scottish artists were on show.

In addition to the 80+ artists painting live crowds enjoyed a street break dancing showcase and a skateboarding showcase.

Dancers from across Scotland went head-to-head in a series of stunning dance-offs.

 Real: Images stare out like photographs from the walls  along Eastvale Place.
Real: Images stare out like photographs from the walls along Eastvale Place.

Outside, visitors enjoyed street food, craft beers, specialist graffiti workshops and a creation station for the kids.

But the main attraction was the fantastic street art.

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Watch: The first ever Yardworks festival hosted by SWG3 in Finnieston.

Guests artists made use of all the external wall space, as well as a newly-commissioned structure and central maze.

On the basis of what was on offer over the weekend, many will be hoping that this was the first of many festivals to come.

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