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B.mentored: Friday 10th Oct 7-10pm

I'm currently reviewing my practice through mentoring sessions with Beacon Art Project director John Plowman. These will culminate in a presentation at a B.talking event in October. The main focus of the meetings is an ongoing inquiry into transit zones such as Business Parks, Motorways Services and Airports. 


I will be spending the next eight weeks researching a site-specific location: The Europarc on the edge of Grimsby. At the end of this I will be taking part in a B.talking event. Please see below for further details:

We have now selected the artists for the residency and mentoring opportunities that form part of B.professional our integrated 12-month programme of development opportunities for artists, audiences and arts professionals.

B.resident
Alexandra ParryLorrice Douglas and Cedar Lewisohn have been selected to B.resident. Over the coming months they will each spend two weeks living and working in the studio in the Lincolnshire village of Wellingore. Each residency will culminate with an exhibition and a presentation by the artist as part of the B.talking programme.

B.mentored
East Midlands based artists GAEST (Laura Mahony and Dale Fearnley), Marc Renshaw, Ellie Collins, Scott Mason, Alice White and Claire Morris-Wright have been selected toB.mentored. Each artists will give a presentation about their art practice at a B.talking event.

B.talking
A free programme of events scheduled for 7-10pm on Friday 10 October 2014, Friday 9 January 2015 and Friday 17 April 2015 the Reading Room and Chapel, Wellingore, Lincolnshire. B.talking offers all participants an opportunity to contribute to and develop their understanding of contemporary art practice, a user-friendly forum for the sharing of opinions, understanding and support.

B.audience
Make a note of the dates for the B.talking events above and come and join us for a social, convivial and stimulating evening to see and hear about the art practice of the B.resident and B.mentoredartists. Attendees living within a 25mile radius will be offered free return travel by Minibus.

For details visit:   http://beaconartproject.org/




From Here And There: Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado. USA

Marc exhibits in an exhibition that begins in Colorado USA in September. The show moves on to Swansea in October. Read on for further details:

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Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. USA

Jonathan Anderson  | Mia De Azevedo | Colin Barfoot  | Anna Barratt | Hattie Batten | Kieron Da-Silva Beckerton | Jason & Becky | Emma Bennett | Kelly Best  | Kimberly Bevan | Ilse Black | Megan Burns | Benjamin Bridges | Jess Bugler |  Bill Bytheway | Sophie Charalambous | Philip Cheater | Katherine Clewett | Mel Cole | Sophie Collier | Andrew Cooper | Lilian Cooper |Michelle Dawson | Barnaby Dicker | Lucy Donald | Kate O’Donnell | Pascal- Michel Dubois | Ella Edwards | Leanne Ellis | Geraint Evans | Yvonne Yiwen Feng | Helen Finney | Elizabeth Freeman | Jade Gilbert | Max Gimson | Thomas Goddard | Simon Goss |  Alison Griffin | Beatrice Haines | Penny Hallas | Stephanie Harper | Anna Hopkins| Chris Shaw Hughes | Kieran Ingram |  Jaqueline Jones | Ann Jordan | Tim Kelly | Mark Langley | Dalit Leon | Jelena Lunge | Sung Yeon Lim | Carolyn Little | George Little | Scott Mackenzie | Victoria Malcolm | Darren Marsh | Sonja Benskin Mesher | Arwel Micah | Richard Monahan | Rebecca Meanly-Eyre | Lawrence Nash | Eileen Newell | Robert Newell | Linda Norris | Marega Palser | Susanne Lund Pangrazio | Anthony Pearce | Nadja Plein | Jonathan Powell |  Sean Puleston | Jasmin Reif | Howard Riley | Carole Sherman | Tim Shore | Gill Shreeve | Jayne Anita Smith  | Kevin Smith | Jane Sproston | Frances Trace | Marc Renshaw | Marianne Walker | Pak- Keung Wan | Marc Treanor & Mark Weighton | Eleanor Wemyss | Anne-Marie Whaley | Sig Waller | Kate Walters | Elizabeth Waterhouse | Fran Williams | Lee Williams | Richard Williams | Steve Wright

The Colorado connection with Swansea goes back to the summer of 2010, when Mary-Ann Kokoska invited Professor Deanna Petherbridge and myself to select work from across the USA for the exhibition Drawing in the Expanded Field held later that year at the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, one of the venues for this series of shows. Since then, elysiumgallery has hosted a show of  Kokoska’s drawings in November 2011, when she was in Swansea as the keynote speaker at the  Drawing Symposium in the Faculty of Art & Design, and just recently, in June 2014,  Elysium facilitated the first in this series of From Here and There  exchanges, hosting an exhibition of drawings selected in Colorado, along with a discussion panel attended by Mary-Ann and artists from Colorado and Swansea. Now we embark on the second show, drawings selected in Swansea by the artist and Elysium director Jonathan Powell for the Colorado exhibition in the Clara Hatton Gallery, September/October 2014. The huge volume of works submitted to the gallery for this show was testimony to the perceived value of such cultural exchanges.

Cultural exchange – are we really that different? Can any cultural differences be discerned in the drawings from Swansea and Colorado? There is a position which argues that aspects of each culture’s belief system can be discerned in the ways members of the culture represent their experiences through drawing. As illustration of this, I and PhD student Amanda Roberts (Riley and Roberts 2014) recently compared a Claude Lorrain drawing with his Chinese contemporary Kuncan’s rendering of landscape. From the selections of format (Lorrain’s landscape, Kuncan’sportrait) and scale,  from the differences in geometric projection systems – Lorrain’s single-point perspective effectively grounding the viewer; Kuncan’s use of vertical oblique projection effectively locating the viewer floating in space – to the subtle differences in line qualities – rigid pen cross-hatching for Lorrain, calligraphic brush fluidity for Kuncan – it became clear that the artists’ understanding of their relationship with their surroundings was culturally determined, and made visible through their selections and combinations from the range of visual elements and media of drawing: the European preoccupied with the picturesque; the Chinese with the sublime.

So by looking closely at the works selected: is there evidence of cultural differences in the formal qualities selected by each artist? I’d like to think that we can learn from each other, our different perceptions shared, negotiated through this latest collaborative venture.  Yet another social function of drawing!

Professor Howard Riley PhD MA(RCA) FRSA

Faculty of Art & Design

University of Wales Trinity St David

Swansea

Art: Language: Location - 15th Oct - 2nd Nov 2014

Three Sporting League prediction ballot boxes will form Marc's contribution to this Cambridge based event in October. Venues confirmed for the prediction game are: Hills Road 6th Form College Sports and Tennis Centre, Heffers Bookshop and Cambridge University Sidgwick Site. 

There will also be a reading of Sporting League results by Marc on 22.10.14 at The Sidgwick Site for a day of performances.

Art Language Location (ALL) is an art exhibition that will take place in October 2014 in a variety of venues across Cambridge. The exhibition will feature work from engaging and innovative artists from Cambridge and across the UK and beyond who use text in their work.

Works will be located in a mixture of both established text-based spaces (e.g. bookshop, library, gallery) and in alternative urban sites, providing an extended, context-driven environment in which works can create a dialogue between language and location.

By choosing an extended exhibition over a single location, Art Language Location aims to punctuate the town with a series of visually exciting and unexpected encounters in which our everyday interactions with text can be explored and challenged.

ALL is the third such event, following on from last year’s ALL2013 and from Text&Context in October 2012.

Axis Art Curated Selection: Possessed

Marc has been included in the latest curated selection on the Axis Artist Website.

Denise Courcoux, the first of our three Curated Selection Prizewinners for 2014, presents a selection of work from the directory which investigates fandom and personal obsession


Selected artists:

Rebecca Chesney, Adam Goodge, David Hancock, 
Nicola Hands, Cathy Lomax, Marc Renshaw

Obsessions, deeply personal and often peculiar to anyone but their owners, are the subject matter for this exhibition. The longing to possess a little of something one admires can lead to consuming preoccupation. The works in Possessed are all characterised by a quest to acquire a meaningful closeness to a distant object of desire. The exhibition examines the behaviours and symptoms of fandom through artistic practices: compulsive repetition, a fascination with minutiae, wild theorising, imitation and blind adoration.

Personal passions are a source of pleasure and escapism, but at the same time the intangibility can lead to frustration. Possessed demonstrates the genuine affection generated by unrequited desire and a wry sense of humour in the face of absurdity that many fanatics will recognise. It also, however, reflects the isolating nature of devotion, and the inescapable dissatisfaction of trying to reach the unattainable.

http://www.axisweb.org/features/profile/curated-selections/curated-selection-prize-2014-possessed-curated-by-denise-courcoux/

New Illustration Website: Slyeyes.

The new illustration website by Marc is up and running. Follow the link below to check it out.


The Sporting League at The National Football Museum

 

The National Football Museum is based at the Urbis building in Manchesterr city centre founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of association football memorabilia. The museum was originally situated in Deepdale, Prestonn, Lancashire,

but moved to Manchester in 2012.

 

The museum houses the world’s greatest football collection with over 140,000 items - including the FIFA Collection.

Renshaw is showing a selection of work from The Sporting League series including The Sporting League Trophy, statistics and score prediction coupons at this prestigious location.

 

 

In Other Words - Fringe Arts Bath.

The Sporting League project moves on to Bath.

In Other Words explores our evolving relationship with text, language and writing, through an exhibition and series of events taking place from Friday 24th May to Sunday 9th June 2013.

The participating artists practice in a range of disciplines, including painting, installation, photography, performance, sculpture and video. The exhibited work responds in different ways to the posed question: Does writing have a future?

In Other Words is a project curated by Rowan Lear for Fringe Arts Bath, an established annual visual arts festival in Bath.

24th May - 9th June.

Exhibition open 11am - 6pm every day.

First Floor,
The Officer’s Club,
35 Stall Street,
Bath BA1 1QG

http://inotherwordsbath.org/

 

Marc Renshaw Illustration

The illustration has re-located to it's brand new home at  http://www.marcrenshaw.blogspot.co.uk

Marc Renshaw and Top Draw Tour

The tour is now underway with the first stop at Grimsby library...here is the official press release...

From Saturday 25th August, Grimsby Library foyer space will be showcasing a portable exhibition by the Grimsby based artist collective Top Draw.

In a first for the library, digital artworks will be on the tourist information LCD TV screen in the main lending library on the ground floor, with an exclusive introduction to the artists and their respective practices shown in the main foyer area.

Formed in 2009 the Top Draw collective specialise in drawing. The eight artists meet weekly within the local community with the support of Care4all’s Disability Services.

The exhibition features award winning depictions of Humber Bank factories, factual and fictional accounts of the Titanic story, confident ink drawings of vehicles, birds and buildings and charming figurative paintings to name just a few.

The members have recently moved from St Hugh’s Community Centre to their current workspace at Freeman Street Resource Centre, where they attend their sessions on Mondays facilitated by Community Access Worker and artist Marc Renshaw.

‘I like the fact that the group is directed by each individual’s particular interests. They bring in their projects and work independently. I think that the key to the success of the group is an informal social setting where each person can do as much or as little as they want in a relaxed and sociable environment. During an ‘Artist of The Week’ slot at the end of each session, the artists give each other positive critical feedback’.

The library show ties in with the official launch of the group’s new website (www.topdraw.yolasite.com) with a page for the eight artists and a section devoted to associate members.

Top Draw member Richard Bessey said: ‘We all work as a team and we would like to take our show on tour’.

Craig Clarkson, also part of Top Draw said: ‘I enjoy the group and learning about drawing and painting and making sculpture. We are all great artists’.

The group aim to tour the show and have already provisionally booked future venues St Hugh’s Community Centre and Queen Street Health and Well-being Centre, Grimsby, for their next pop up events; with a view to taking their work further afield.

The show will run at Grimsby Library from Saturday 25th August to Friday 31st August. The show opening times are: Saturday 25th 9am – 4.30pm, Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th 9am – 6.30pm and Friday 31st 9am – 5.30pm.

Artefacts of Failure

The GRID story will feature at Derby QUAD.

Friday 27th July to Sunday 7th October
Extra Gallery Spaces | Free

Collated from a national open call featuring paintings that were never completed; exhibition proposals that were never realised; rejection letters; broken sculptures; over exposed photographs and any other works that initially weren’t a success! Failure, trial and error is an unavoidable part of any artistic practice. In writing these lines, we’re probably failing to communicate exactly our thoughts to you. Is that a failure? We want to share with you the fascinating stories behind creativity and experimentation, something that we can all relate to!

Artists include:
Jonathan Alibone & Alexander Small, Richard Bradley, Sophie Cullinan, Joseph Davis, Sarah Dixon, Bryan Eccleshall, Nansy Ferrett-Campbell, Mira Graham, Charlie Hurcombe, Susan Martin, Paul Matosic, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Barry Morris, Marc Renshaw, Miriam Robson, Heather Rudd, Frances Ryan, Estelle Rocca-Serra, Martha Webster, Elizabeth Wewiora and Simon Withers.

Collated from a national open call featuring paintings that were never completed; exhibition proposals that were never realised; rejection letters; broken sculptures; over exposed photographs and any other works that initially weren’t a success! Failure, trial and error is an unavoidable part of any artistic practice. In writing these lines, we’re probably failing to communicate exactly our thoughts to you. Is that a failure? We want to share with you the fascinating stories behind creativity and experimentation, something that we can all relate to!

Artists include:
Jonathan Alibone & Alexander Small, Richard Bradley, Sophie Cullinan, Joseph Davis, Sarah Dixon, Bryan Eccleshall, Nansy Ferrett-Campbell, Mira Graham, Charlie Hurcombe, Susan Martin, Paul Matosic, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Barry Morris, Marc Renshaw, Miriam Robson, Heather Rudd, Frances Ryan, Estelle Rocca-Serra, Martha Webster, Elizabeth Wewiora and Simon Withers.

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/artefacts-failure

Trophy Exhibition - Leeds.

The Sporting League Trophy will be on show at the following event...

Meghan Allbright, Bristow & Lloyd, Nisha Duggal, Grimes & Jones, Bob Milner, Tabitha Moses, Marc Renshaw, Alicja Rogalska, Beth J Ross, Mark Scott-Wood. Trophy is derived from the Greek tropaion, translating as “of defeat” or “for defeat” and more generally “of a change” as in to turn or alter. Trophies symbolise competitiveness and individualism. They stand for the best but also the worst in human nature. This exhibition seeks to explore the broad and often conflicting notions of trophy through contemporary art practice across sculpture, installation, video and performance. Curated by Alice Bradshaw for East Street Arts as part of a series of Common-all Games at LAB in collaboration with Comm(o)nist Gallery TV, Live Art Bistro (LAB) and Live Art Development Agency and Graeme Murrell, is linked through city walks for Ludus Festival and coincides with the PS1 conference at Leeds University.

Live Art Bistro (LAB), Cross York Street, Leeds, LS2 7EE, UK

1pm–7pm and late night events Friday 29th and Saturday 29th June.

www.eaststreetarts.co.uk

Axis artist of the week.

Marc is this weeks 'Axis Choice.' Visit the link below for further details
http://www.axisweb.org/Directory.aspx



Beacon Bimonthlies 9 Sporting League Winner.

The Sporting League would like to congratulate Laura Mahony as the official winner of the score prediction competition held at Beacon Bimonthlies 9 in Wellingore, Lincoln on 02.03.12. She wins a signed print, The Sporting League book and a mini engraved Sporting League trophy Laura fought off the other submissions by correctly predicting the following results:

Novia 2 Haaveno 0
Delta 1 Bolsov 0
Red Star 1 Metronova 0

She also correctly predicted seven further results (win, lose and draw).

There have been a total of 120 submissions in the last 3 events ( Temporary Art Show 3, Wakefield, The Sporting League Show, Barton upon Humber and the Beacon event) that have taken place and Laura also shares the overall top spot with the winner of The Sporting League show Andy Gutherson who also correctly predicted three exact scores as well as 7 further results ( win, lose and draw) back in November 2011.

Beacon Bimonthlies 9

Marc will be discussing the Sporting League history at the next Beacon Bimonthlies event.

An evening of artists’ presentations and interventions
Friday 2 March 2012, 7pm - 10pm

Krystina Naylor, Nottingham based artist

Marc Renshaw, Lincolnshire based artist

A Beacon Conversation: Audience John Plowman and Nicola Streeten, Beacon directors

Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available.

 

Venue Address

Reading Room & Chapel

High Street, Wellingore
Lincoln, LN5 0HW
 
 
 

The Sporting League show winner is...

The score prediction winner from The Sporting League Show at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber last November is Mr Andy Gutherson.

Mr Gutherson fought off the other 78 submissions by correctly predicting the following results:
 
Universo Collunteen 0 Novia 0
Chamber Athlete 0 Red Star 3
Zindustrious 1 Green Tree 1
 
He also correctly predicted seven further results (win, lose and draw).
 
Mr Gutherson received an engraved mini Sporting League trophy, a signed giclee print and a copy of The Sporting League book 2010 -2011.

The Sporting League live scores: Part 3

Marc presents his final shift of relaying scores from The Sporting League this Saturday 19th of November in The Artspace at The Ropewalk Gallery.

Come along on Saturday 26th of November and challenge the artist at table soccer with a chance to win a bespoke Sporting League soccer rattle.


The Ropewalk

Maltkiln Road
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT

Admission Free
Open Monday – Saturday – 10am – 5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays – 10am – 4pm

t: 01652 660380
f: 01652 637495
e:
info@the-ropewalk.co.uk
w: www.the-ropewalk.co.uk


 

Sporting League live commentary: Part two.

Marc will be relaying scores live from The Sporting League tomorrow (12th Nov) and next Saturday (19th Nov) from 1pm - 5pm. Come along and play your own version of The Sporting League on the Rayinado sponsored table football game.

The Ropewalk

Maltkiln Road
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT

Admission Free
Open Monday – Saturday – 10am – 5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays – 10am – 4pm

t: 01652 660380
f: 01652 637495
e: info@the-ropewalk.co.uk
w: www.the-ropewalk.co.uk

The Sporting League Commentary: Performance 1

The first session of the official Sporting League scores were relayed to visitors to The Ropewalk Artspace between 1pm to 5pm today. Visitors of all ages tried their luck on the soccer table. It was great to see the exhibition activated and enjoyed. The next scheduled live performance will take place at the same time   on Saturday the 12th of November.

Sporting League scores live on 6th November. 1pm onwards.

 Visitors to the Sporting League exhibition in can do far more than just take in the intricate detail of the show – they can also participate in score prediction and compete at table soccer.

And to bring some immediacy to the exhibition, Marc will be relaying The Sporting League fixtures live in the gallery space each Saturday for the duration of the show.

The Ropewalk
Maltkiln Road
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT

Admission Free
Open Monday – Saturday – 10am – 5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays – 10am – 4pm

t: 01652 660380 f: 01652 637495
e: info@the-ropewalk.co.uk

Marc Renshaw: Radio Humberside Interview

The Sporting league on Radio Humberside:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00kymh3/David_Burns_28_10_2011/

 

The Official Sporting League Book.

The Sporting League show is now on and looks truly spectacular complete with book to celebrate the winners of the 2010 - 2011 season. Please visit the following link for a sneak preview.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2575403

 

The Artspace

The Ropewalk Gallery

Maltkiln Road

Barton Upon Humber

North Lincolnshire

DN18 5JT

Tel: 01652 660380

Admission Free
Open Monday  Saturday  10am - 5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am - 4pm

 

 

 

Sporting League Interview on radio Humberside.

The Sporting League will feature on Radio Humberside at 11.40am on 28th of October.

The Sporting League

The Sporting League begins on 29.10.11. Come along and find out who won The Sporting League in season 2010 - 2011 and  participate in score prediction and table soccer.

The Artspace

The Ropewalk Gallery

Maltkiln Road

Barton Upon Humber

North Lincolnshire

DN18 5JT

Tel: 01652 660380

Admission Free
Open Monday  Saturday  10am - 5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am - 4pm

 

A-N Artists Talking Interview

http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking/article/1556455

The Sporting League is the Latest blogger interview for a-n's Artists Talking in October.

'Marc Renshaw's The sporting league is a table of football results with no explanation or contextual information. In this interview Marc discuses how the League came about, it's status as a blog, its relationship to truth, drawing, and the 'unfunny' joke.'

Sporting League on 6 Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sporting League gets a plug on the BBC 6 music Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconi show. The article is at the 2hr 20 minutes section of the show.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0134lz9

 

 

 

 

Insight Open Studio's: The Sporting League

 Insight is an open studio event celebrating the artistic talents of Northern Lincolnshire. Over two weekends in September artists will open their doors to the public, making themselves available to explain and demonstrate the processes involved in developing their work. This is the eleventh year that Insight has run promoting Northern Lincolnshire’s visual arts and craft practitioners. All studios and galleries, unless otherwise marked, will be open 10.30am to 5pm on each of the four days.

 

Studio 10
The Ropewalk
Maltkiln Road
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5JT
t: 01652 660380
m: 07935 361341
e:
marcrenshaw@yahoo.com
w: www.marcrenshaw.com

Come along for a sneak preview to The Sporting League Show, which takes place in The Ropewalk Artspace Gallery from Oct 29th - Nov 27th 2011.
The legendary annual Marc Renshaw awards will be up for grabs as a prequel to his autumn exhibition. Take a foil cup and vote for your No. 1 local artist/artisan on the Insight Open Studio trail.

 

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