GLASGOW arts venue SWG3 has teamed up with Skypark to transform a vacant site into a new exhibition.  

Led by Yardworks, SWG3’s renowned street arts and graffiti programme, the new project Park XR will blend street and contemporary art within a unique 43,000 square foot playground.

It will be located in the vacant site between Finnieston Street and the Exhibition Centre train station.

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The new project will use the shipping containers painted at this year’s Yardworks Festival as large scale canvasses for new artwork and light installations.

Opening to the public on June 14 and running until June 30, artists will be commissioned to create murals, light installations and inventive art displays.

Using augmented and virtual reality, digital artists will also add layers to the newly painted containers that can be activated using an iPhone or smartphone.

Yardworks studio director Gary McKay said: “We’re excited about this new partnership and the possibilities it holds in bringing more new, colourful and exciting artworks to Glasgow.

“We’ve just had the most successful Yardworks yet and cannot wait to show the city the next trick up our sleeve.

“Digital street art opens up endless avenues for exploration, expression and engagement with street and graffiti arts.”

Elsewhere, Skypark’s strategic lettings adviser Angela Higgins said: “Our new collaboration with SWG3 will transform Skypark 7, an outdoor unused space, into a vibrant street gallery, redefining, celebrating and inviting people in to enjoy the space and all that Finnieston has to offer.

“As long standing patrons of the city’s art scene and in collaborating with Glasgow International and the Glasgow School of Art, this new initiative celebrates the spirit of human connection, embracing diverse ideas and us being part of the community.”

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General admission to the event will be free although advance booking is recommended and this can be done HERE.

Each weekend, there will be a programme of workshops and activities to learn more about street art, graffiti and digital art.