Gavin Renshaw is a Preston-based artist whose practice is concerned with topography, local histories and infrastructure. He is interested in the relationship between established and divergent forms of practice, and uses photography, painting, map-making and print to engage diverse audiences. Gavin has previously worked with In Certain Places to explore Preston’s formal and informal cycling infrastructure. As part of this, he developed a cycling resource for Preston, which collates routes, information relevant to cyclists – such as storage, topography and traffic black spots – and existing cycle infrastructure within a single visual inventory.
Gavin will examine how we are using public urban areas differently, as a result of the global pandemic altering our relationship with the city’s social spaces. Drawing on his experience and local knowledge as a pedestrian and cyclist, he will work with participants to look at how we move about our city and whether more sustainable transport options and routes can be established in the future.