TRANSART: Back by popular demand!
04 October 2012
TRANSART // 26 – 27 October 2012 // 12 – 6pm // FREE
Falcon Square at the Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness
TRANSART - two days of live street art, workshops and artists’ talks funded by Creative Scotland and Inverness Common Good Fund. Following the phenomenal success of last December’s Freaky Fridays project, that saw five cars transformed into pieces of art at the multi-storey car park, Team Recoat are back working with local artists Erlend & Pamela Tait and Jennifer Cantwell to adorn more vehicles that will brighten the city’s streets.
One of the car owners from last year, Trev Johnson, said: ‘Recoat seemed a great crowd, very keen and enthusiastic. I really like what Jules has done, it’s excellent. I think the painting was a real success and am very pleased with my van makeover.’
IOTA has received around 30 offers of vehicles from Highland residents, all the vehicles have been volunteered by the public in response to an ICA advert. Susan Christie said: “We’ve had a fantastic response from the public coming forward to nominate their vans, campers and cars in even greater numbers than last year. Many had spotted the cars going around Inverness and decided they wanted something similar.”
On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October from 12 - 6pm Falcon Square will become a hive of activity as the artists paint the vehicles live, so why not pop along and see them in action.
Friday 26 Oct, 7-9pm, IG:LU, 19 Church Street, Inverness: Artists Erlend Tait and Recoat co-founders Alistair Wyllie will give illustrated talks covering their background and current working practise.
Team Recoat is a collective consisting of ten Scottish artists working in the field of street art, illustration, painting and graphics. Artists participating in TRANSART are Syrkus, Mark Lyken, Rekor, FiST and David Galletly. Amy Whiten aka Syrkus said: "It's a real privilege for us to be involved in such a dynamic project. All of our artists are really excited about getting the chance to paint the vehicles and gift their pieces to the community. We really hope everyone enjoys them!"
Erlend & Pamela Tait met at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and have been based in the Black Isle since 2005. Both use traditional materials and portraiture to create works with a contemporary feel. Erlend’s large scale commissions include stain glass windows in 8 schools for The Highland Council as part of Highland Year of Culture 2007. Pamela is represented by FB69 gallery in Munster, Germany were she has a forthcoming show as well as a joint exhibition with Erlend at the RGI Kelly Gallery in Glasgow city centre next year.
Textile artist Jennifer Cantwell will also be working on some magical extra for the vehicles interiors. Jennifer has been involved in past yarn-bombing projects around Inverness and is the creative force behind Sporran Nation making limited edition, bespoke and commissioned sporrans, bags and accessories.