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The Cycle Arts Festival is an outdoor mixed arts Festival presented on Renfrewshire Cycle Routes. Developed in partnership with local and national organisations the aim is to push boundaries of creativity in linking artists of mixed practice with Renfrewshire’s unique biodiversity, environments and the enjoyment of cycling.

Commissioned artists working in various media deliver site-specific creative interventions tied to places along the cycle path routes working in collaboration with the local communities.

Using interesting buildings, views and unusual locations the Festival aims to deliver a narrative of place for Renfrewshire linking to ideas of environmental sustainability, wellbeing, embedded local cultures, history of place, cycling and social change.

The first iteration of the Cycle Arts festival happened in between 23rd to 29th of August 2021 and in spite of COVID-19 restrictions featured a diverse programme including site-specific video installation, immersive theatre performance and choreographed BMX bike performance, guided walking theatre, outdoor craft workshops and sculpture /Visual arts pieces.

As part of the Cycle Arts Renfrewshire development during Lockdown in 2020 Place Partnership commissioned 4 Outdoor Arts Commissions from local artists under social distanced conditions:

  • Sightlines from Kevin Cameron
  • Desire Lines from Jess Ramm
  • An Imaginary Field Guide to Renfrewshire Waterways from Feral Arts.
  • The Lochwinnoch Whirligig from Greg Grant.
Find out more about the 2021 Festival here.
Watch the Desire Lines film here.
Listen to the Feral Arts stories here.

Cycle Arts Festival 2022 is planned for the 1st – 7th August 2022. We’ll be announcing the programme soon so watch this space!

For further information please contact Muriel Ann Macleod (Creative Producer, Place Partnership) at

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Sightlines by Kevin Cameron, image by Paul Cameron

Storywagon, image by Luke Winter

Desire Lines by Jess Ramm, image by Muriel Ann Macleod

Teen Safari Along the Dark Gravel Serpent by Alan McKendrick, image by Jassy Earl

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