This Will Ruin Everything – 10 Years of Recoat

As part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, urban art specialists Recoat are running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a book archiving a decade of their work.

The book, This Will Ruin Everything, will feature more than 40 projects and 100s of photos of world class art created by Recoat and the artists they have worked with.

Amy Whiten, Managing Director at Recoat explains, “In a time when everything is digital and un-tangible, we want to create a physical record of 10 years hard work and beautiful art. Something you can hold in your hands. We are asking people to support the production of this book by pledging to our Kickstarter project. If you buy the book, your name will be in our thank you pages too.

“The title, This Will Ruin Everything, is taken from a comment directed at us by a passer-by while we were painting a mural. Initially, this over-reaction made us laugh but it has inspired challenging discussions that focus on our practice in relation to the function of art, the ownership and value of public spaces, and the disparity of power and control over what we see in our built environment.

“It, therefore, feels fitting that this cursory comment has become the inspiration and title for our biggest project to date, our book and our 10th-anniversary exhibition opening this July at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.

“We’re so proud of Recoat and the potential of this book, we really hope people can help us make it happen and support This Will Ruin Everything.”

Recoat is a Scottish organisation specialising in urban art. They curate exhibitions and mural projects and run community education programmes, bringing together ideas, artists and funding to make vibrant visual art projects.

Recoat’s Kickstarter runs until Thursday 15 June | Twitter @RecoatGallery | Instagram @recoat |Facebook


Askew Mural for In Common photo Ewan Kinloch | Recoat

Askew Mural for In Common photo Ewan Kinloch | Recoat


Moneyless and Mark Lyken, photo by Mateusz Sleczka | Recoat

Moneyless and Mark Lyken, photo by Mateusz Sleczka | Recoat



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