Charles Anderson presents ‘Mascara’

Charles Anderson 'Sunday Main'

Long-term go reborn collaborator Charles Anderson opens a new show next week. It’s been fantastic watching his progress since graduating from ECA. Previously Charles has exhibited his urban styles via go reborn’s pop-up walls as well as a T-shirt hook-up with Aware Injustice. We’re also very excited to announce that we’ll be stocking some of Charles’ art in our new store!

Charles at #GR2 (DN Anderson)

Over to the artist:

“My latest work layers imagery and information from contemporary culture to replicate the weathered and collaged effect of street advertising and billboards, but using only paint. This could potentially be the last chance to see an exhibition at Total Kunst as the Forest complex has gone into administration, and as The Forest has achieved a legendary status as part of Edinburgh culture I plan to make this show my most ambitious yet.”

“Mascara”, will be presented at the Total Kunst Gallery in Edinburgh, 3 Bristo
Place EH1 1EY over the month of December.

Opens Wednesday 1st December 7-10pm

Charles Anderson

Merlin goes global

Busy day of publicity yesterday was capped by a shot from the go reborn forest shoot making it to the pages of the Professional Photographer magazine. Well done DN Anderson for getting us out there! And we’re pretty sure a certain hairy model will be happy his worldwide fame has been extended just that little bit further.

Merlin v Fuzzybear

Central Station’s featured artist of the day: Stuart McMorris

go reborn’s very own Stuart McMorris was the featured artist of the day over at Central Station yesterday. You may recall (and sniggered at) his comic-book take on ’embra slang at #GR4. His prints are soon to be available from the store !

If you’re a Central Station devote be sure to join our group too.

#GR4 nibbles

As you may have viewed already #GR4 popped in and through our senses with a gloriously precise but tender affection. It’s the folks that make the brief glimpse of a pop-up so special. That’s why when the weekend’s visitors were nourished by Krystle & Katie’s cupcakes and gingerbread reindeer we knew y’all had a warm glow inside too. Thanks ladies! xx

#GR4: pop-incoming

For 48 hours the walls of the Such & Such gallery in Leith become the pages of the new go-reborn publication! Hope to see you all there. This weekend 20-21 November open 10am-7pm

Such & Such gallery, 105 Brunswick Street, just off Leith Walk, Edinburgh

goreborn4: Such and Such

Our goreborn project continues apace with an appearance at the Such and Such studios in the month of November. Every week a different designer-artist-collective will inhabit the space and make free with their talents. We’ll be there Saturday 20th/ Sunday 21st September.
As you know we ‘switched platform’ somewhere in the ethers of early 2010 and have produced an eponymous publication. It rocks. You are invited to come and ‘pick’ up a copy, hang out and ‘interact with the space’. Not quite sure what this means – but if you feel like a good rub against some postmodern-looking furniture I’m sure no-one will mind. You may be framed and sold off as an artwork, however, so bear that in mind.
To get hold of a limited edition invitation to the private viewing on Friday 19th November (7-9pm) please email:

go-reborn vs Noir: TOMORROW

go-reborn and Noir! are putting out the call for all Festival goers – tomorrow Thursday 26th August at Hawke and Hunter, Picardy Place, Edinburgh.
THE ticket of this year’s Festival. Fashion, freaks and fornication. Roll up.
Photo credit: Mike Byrne

go reborn vs Noir! party

go reborn is teaming up with Noir! to launch go-reborn’s pop-up book. As usual Noir! will be nymphing it up with ridiculously good-looking models, perverted dwarves, sailors from the docks of doom and pretty little boys in pinstripe peep-toes.
go-reborn will be showcasing its pop-up book that includes words from Sophie Cooke and Andrew F Giles, fashion shoots (see previous post: Bears. Shit. Woods), Auld Reekie’s future faces including supernovas from The Skinny, the Roxy Art House and the Villager. The theme is hyper-Edinburgh. We will explore the newness and realness of NOW and launch go-reborn’s short, sharp predictions for our cultural future into the stratosphere.
Check out the article in The Skinny for info.
And Noir and go-reborn are on Facebook.
Also: there is still time to check out the go-reborn 2D3D stall in St John’s in the West End of Edinburgh, with stalwarts Godiva, Kate McKay, Rowanjoy and Aware Injustice. A glittering array of goodies and the usual cheery and forward-looking chat.
Another go-reborn hero, Ross Christie, can be seen trundling about with his Mobile Art Market. Don’t diss him. Love him.

Bears. Shit. Woods.

We at go reborn are always one to take a cliché and rip it up, feed it to the dogs and start over. This time, we found a woods somewhere in Scotland, booted out all the faeries and fauns, magicked a collection of statuesque hats from James Robert Faulkner’s gorgeous constellation of roadkill millinery, got the go-reborn team set-up with cameras (including our very own tree-blinded DN ‘One-Eye’ Anderson – hence the piratical patch) and… well, you’ll have to wait to see what we made of it. Also featuring the wares of Rowan Joy and Godiva Botuique.
go reborn pop-up magazine – coming your way this summer.
You can read about James Robert Faulkner in the Daily Telegraph and the Scotsman. He is an extremely talented, magpie-stealing scavenger with an eye for a beautiful hat. Check out his interview on STV’s The Hour here.
No prizes for guessing the lady with the bear’s head.


Noir! It’s French for black. If you remember Amy Winehouse’s seminal album ‘Back to Noir‘ she was fond of a tipple and a wrap of smack – you won’t get the latter at a go reborn opening party, but the former is a shoe-in. But you’ll have to wait. Languid genius and ur-lord of the perverse, James ‘Jaco’ Justice, and his team of three-legged dwarves and unicorn-toting bravehearts, are about to go viral on your proverbial asses. go reborn are concocting a fresh brew of tart wordsmithery that should go down well in your cultural milieu, and these bewitching photos from go reborn’s Dave Anderson @ the recent Noir night are bound to whet your appetite.
As Amy herself says, what go reborn is about to drop from a great height could be described as “some unholy war”. Not in the jihad sense, my little fiends. But righteous.

go-reborn 3

The Andersons

We are featured in DN Anderson’s blog this week. Here are some of his photos from the Noir! night with our own Charlie Anderson’s (no relation) paintings as backdrop.