This Will Ruin Everything

Dates: 15 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
Preview: Friday 14 July, 6 - 9pm
Location: The Lighthouse, Gallery One
Admission: free

We are pleased to announce that Tommy Mason has been invited to show his work with Recoat at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. The exhibition, titled 'This Will Ruin Everything', will feature two artworks by Tommy, as seen belowTommy Mason is an artist with Project Ability’s Aspire programme for adults with learning disabilities. He is extremely creative and has his own very unique aesthetic. More of his artworks can be seen on his artist’s page and in our online shop. Please read below for information on this exciting exhibition that crosses between art and design.

Special thanks to Project Ability tutor Sandi Kiehlmann for sewing the canvas bag together!

Recoat is a Scottish, grass-roots arts organisation that specialises in contemporary urban art. This year marks its 10th anniversary, celebrating a decade of exhibitions, mural projects, and education programmes.
As part of the anniversary celebrations Recoat has curated the exhibition, ‘This Will Ruin Everything’. The exhibition 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, a small Recoat Gallery retrospective installation and screenings of films about Recoat’s projects.
‘This Will Ruin Everything’ was a comment directed at Recoat during a mural project. It sums up the debate around public art, its purpose, function and value.
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.
In the blog: the team at Recoat talk about their upcoming anniversary, including their exhibition and plans for a book. Read it now here. (

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