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Ronnie Rennoldson

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Ronnie Rennoldson

ArtistBristol, United Kingdom
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Abstract Artist Born in Germany to army parents, Ronnie initially studied under the Scottish colourist, John Nelson, at the newly opened Stevenson College in Edinburgh. Living in garrison towns in both England and Germany, summers were spent in Berlin with his German family and while negotiating the impact of both a divided Germany and the Berlin wall, he developed a taste for modernism and an understanding of place; admiring the work of the architects Hans Scharoun and Mies van der Rohe as well as the art of Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline. Moving to Dundee he studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design before graduating with degrees in Architecture from Dundee University. While working in Bristol and winning accolades for his public sector projects he enabled notable artists such as Elizabeth Frink, Martin Donlin, Robert Harris, John Hubbard and Kate Blee to incorporate their work within his projects. Having set up the award winning architectural consultancy CODA Architects, he was able to explore themes that would also inform his Art; themes that were intellectually generated, poetically inspired and reflecting the ’genius Loci ‘ of a place. Now working full time from his Bristol based studio he produces just twelve to fourteen works a year, works all rooted by an architect's understanding of place and the importance of line to explore identity through memory and the human need to tell stories. His work has been exhibited in Royal Scottish Academy and Royal West of England Academy and, in 2020, he had two paintings exhibited in the acclaimed 20 Contemporary Painters exhibition in Centrespace gallery, Bristol and had work exhibited in Swindon Museum and Art gallery.
Projects
  • between noise and silenceSolo show of paintings undertaken between may 2019 and 2020 to be shown in Averys wine vaults, Bristol. These new paintings explore the disparity between what was and what is remembered while exploring the potential for personal reinvention enabled by the silent detachment that comes from displacement. After the silence develops, what remains are memories, a handful of photographs, music too painful to hear and a future unfettered by a past. Displaced, detachment and the opportunity of reinvent
  • Searching for Meaning and a sence of placeSolo show of paintings undertaken between May 2018 and may 2019 in Arnolfini gallery , Bristol, research studio exploring Meaning , narrative and memory: . Searching for Meaning and a Sense of Place. Topography is an essential definer of natural and manmade places-the genius loci. Although the three physical dimensions lock us into a place , the addition of time and information enable us to develop meaning: • creating new associations • allowing a new understanding Making marks help us exp
Work history
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    owner/sole practitionerRonnie Rennoldson Artist
    Bristol, United KingdomFull Time
    Abstract Artist and photographer
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    Director/ownerCODA Architects
     - Bristol, United KingdomFull Time
    Director and owner of an award winning, design led architecture studio specialising in healthcare, retail, laboratory and education projects. Winner of the RIBA awards and long listed for the stirling prize Winner of Building better healthcare awards Winner of International property awards
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Skills
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Design
  • Management
  • Architecture
Education
    BArch HonsUniversity of Dundee
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Post graduate degree resulting in RIBA pt 2 accreditation
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    BSc in ArchitectureDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
    First degree following foundation course in Art and design leading to RIBA pt 1 accreditation
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Awards
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    Healthcare Architects of the year : CODA ArchitectsAquisition International
    Awarded to a practice based on a portfolio of work showing an expertise in a specific discipline
    RIBA AwardThe Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
    Blaise castle café and public facilities Incorporated poetry and sculpture as part of the design within a grade 1 listed structure and landscape