Art For Advent at Recoat

Show Runs: Saturday 15th December until 23rd December 2012
Opening Party: Friday 14th December 2012 7pm-10pm

More info here.

Recoat Gallery
323 North Woodside Road
G20 6ND
0141 341 00 69


Festival Of The Rea Exhibition

Show runs throughout the Supersonic Festival: Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October.

“Four years ago the Outcrowd Collective stumbled upon some curious and bizarre old traditions based around the area of Birmingham’s birth place, the crossing of the River Rea, now known as Digbeth. Intrigued we delved further, eventually leading us to discover the lost Festival of the Rea, with roots in Pagan and traditional religions, echoed in similar festivals still celebrated throughout Europe.
For Supersonic we will re-create elements from the Festival of the Rea and build a shrine known as the “house of Beorn”, the first to be built in the area for over a century. A selection of artists with mythical potential will be invited to create offerings to this shrine and members of the public will also be invited to contribute their own offering to this ramshackle, weathered and sacred cabin during the festivities. As the sun goes down on the last night of the festival, past and present will come together in a climax of channeled energy and sound where the magic of the event and the natural powers of the river will awaken and release the long lost spirits of the city we call home.”

Artists involved are: Marcus Oakley, Jake Blanchard, Rob Flowers, Holly Wales, Stewart Easton, Steven Smith, Rue Five, Adam Higton, French, Arran Gregory, Simon Peplow, Lawrence Roper, Stef Grindley, Tsz Ludford, Lucy McLauchlan and Ben Javens.

Supersonic Festival
Custard Factory
Gibb Street
B9 4AA


Drawing Daggers, Residency & Exhibition

Show Runs: Saturday 12th May till 3rd June 2012
Opening Party: Friday 11th May 2012 7pm-10pm

“Drawing Daggers” is a solo show from Team Recoat member, Rue Five. The show, a site-specific installation will include a series of drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture, video and sound work.

His work explores themes including alternate pasts and futures and frequently incorporates archaic imagery, styles, or techniques to evoke uncertainty, mystery, inexpressible fears, and unsatisfied longing. His work is beautiful and well crafted.

Rue Five uses foraged materials, from slates from his grandmother’s cottage, a childhood retreat, to antique paper and pencils hoarded by his deceased grandfather, re-valuing and validating these forgotten, often lost items, creating intimate pieces with connections to his personal history.

The exhibition includes a series of weapons, some adorned, some made by others, and a few built by him. His intrigue lies in their necessity, he encourages us to imagine a culture or time when they were made; was it now, are they ancient relics or is he suggesting we may need these for the future he imagines and wants for us?

Recoat Gallery
323 North Woodside Road
G20 6ND
0141 341 00 69