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Preston artist wins global art competition in Porto

Posted on - 1st November, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Gavin Renshaw with his creation MrTeaOne Pic: Cockburn’s

The streets of Porto have seen some the handywork of a Preston artist painted upon them.

Gavin Renshaw, who is behind a number of murals and art installations in the city, has now gone global.

He won the port brand Cockburn’s Street Urban Art Competition with his painting MrTeaOne.

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Nine artists from across the world were selected to compete in the competition as Gavin transformed the historical Cockburn’s Lodge in Porto with his captivating artworks that explore themes of place and culture.

Gavin’s creation in Porto Pic: Cockburn’s

Gavin said: “It’s been a joy to paint in the late summer heat of Porto and more specifically Gaia with vines over head providing moments of shade and Douro below for inspiration. A fabulous time painting alongside talented artists from around the globe.”

His prize is an artistic residency in Quinta dos Canais, the home of Cockburn’s in the Douro region, as well as a commission for €2,000 to create a piece for the estate.

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