SWG3 REVEAL FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND CONCEPT STORE,

HEAD GIRL

SWG3, Scotland’s leading multi-disciplinary arts venue, has announced it will open the doors to Head Girl this Saturday, as part of its annual contemporary arts fair, Art Car Boot Sale.

Head Girl is an artist-led printmaking project and will focus on the production of limited edition,hand-printed t-shirts and posters. The store will open on Saturday 29 June in Arch 29, Eastvale place.Created by SWG3 and Scottish artist Douglas Gordon (pictured), Head Girl will retail a series of curated designs by artists and friends of the venue. The first wave of Head Girl t-shirts will come from Douglas Gordon, Gary Rough and Mogwai’s Barry Burns, and will be priced from £36.

Fashion designer Pam Hogg, footballer Eric Cantona and Garbage singer Shirley Manson have also committed to the project, as well as internationally acclaimed artists including Philippe Perreno and Sue Webster.

Each and every Head Girl design will be limited to 365 pieces – based on the principle of having “one for every day of the year” – and will be hand printed on site. The inaugural design will come from artist Gary Rough, who was also commissioned to create the brand identity for Head Girl.

SWG3 Founder, Mutley, said, “What we are most excited about is building on the retail element down at SWG3. We already have Niche Optical Tailors operating out of the venue and we have exciting plans to further grow SWG3’s retail offering, showcasing interesting and aspirational brands, independents and concept stores.”

Berlin-based artist Douglas Gordon, commented, “I remember some years ago I walked into an art space in my dear green place and someone said “jee-whizz, man – you are wearing the perfect t-shirt, where can I get one?”. So, we decided to make a worldwide t-shirt project right here in Glasgow’s SWG3.”

Head Girl will open as part of this year’s Art Car Boot sale, an annual retail event that showcases work from more than 200+ contemporary artists from Scotland and beyond. Ticket entry is £3.00.

The new 700 sq ft space is split over two levels and features a workshop-feel, with raspberry stone flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary wall art. Central to the space and visible from Eastvale Place is the hand-printing carousel, which will produce all of the t-shirt designs.

To find out more about Head Girl and Art Car Boot Sale, please visit www.swg3.tv

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