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Grassroots arts organisation celebrates first decade with exhibition at The Lighthouse

Published: 07 July 2017

Recoat, a Scottish grass-roots arts organisation that specialises in contemporary urban art will celebrate a decade of exhibitions, mural projects, and education programmes with an exhibition - This Will Ruin Everything - at The Lighthouse.

The exhibition will run from 14 - 30 July, and its title was inspired by a comment aimed at the organisation during a mural project and is used in the organisations' debate around public art, its purpose, function and value.

This Will Ruin Everything features forty Scottish and international artists and designers exhibiting a broad range of creative practices, from architecture to digital art to painting. The show will also feature the Lighthouse's first ever mural.

Exhibiting practitioners include: Kidacne, Sheone, Matt. W. Moore, Maya Wild, Will Barras, Kirsty Whiten, Mark Lyken, Elph, Fraser Gray and Susie Wright.

The exhibition and programme of workshops, panel discussions and screenings aim to encourage dialogue around the distinctions between design and art in contemporary creative practice. Through discussions, screenings and workshops, Recoat aims to challenge audiences on their ideas around function, value, ownership and elitism.

Councillor David MacDonald, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council and City Convener for Communities, said: "Arts organisations can play a key role in the regeneration of neighbourhoods in a number of ways, and I am sure that this exhibition will show how all those involved in Recoat have contributed to Scotland's cultural and creative life over the past ten years."

A series of events will run during the exhibition's run, including a panel discussion on its themes and screening of films about Recoat projects.

The This Will Ruin Everything Exhibition and Events Programme is funded and supported by The Lighthouse, and the This Will Ruin Everything Events Programme is supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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Published: 07 July 2017

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