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

By Ellen Thomson at

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.

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.

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.

Stunning: Designs spilled out of the main arena on to the buildings 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.


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.