DARREN MARSH
b. 1971 Salford, UK.

Selected Exhibitions
2016 DRAWN
Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati, US.
2015/16 Anonyme Zeichner No.15
Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord , Berlin, Germany
Galerie Artq13, Rome, Italy
GEYSO20, Braunschweig, Germany
Kunstverein Rüsselsheim, Germany.
2015 Total Recall [TEXTfestschrift Festival]
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK.
2015 A5 Platform Projects | Lubomirov-Easton
Art Athina, Faliro Pavilion, Athens, Greece.
2015 DRAWN
Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati, US.
2014 From Here & There
Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado, US
elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales.

2014 The Dark Would Volume 3
International Text Festival, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK.
2013/14 The Dark Would
Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK.
2013/14 SKETCH Sketchbook Drawing Prize
Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire, UK
Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome, UK
Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK.
2013 Anonyme Zeichner No.13
Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord , Berlin, Germany
2011 Drawing Connections
Sienna Art Institute, Sienna, Italy.
2010/11 The Moment of Privacy Has Passed
The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK.
2009/10 Anonyme Zeichner No.10
Kunstraum Kreuzberg | Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
2009 DAF09
Novus Gallery, Manchester, UK.
2009 Drawn In
Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, UK.
2009 Different Drummer [SOLO]
Wowie Zowie, Manchester, UK.
2008 Leeds Art Fair
The Light, Leeds, UK.
2007 All Beginning With...
Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester, UK.
2007 12th Sefton Open Exhibition
The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, UK.
2007 Black & White
Claire Galleries, Birmingham, UK.
2004 inFusion [SOLO]
Rhubarb, Manchester, UK.
2004 Just because it’s beautiful... [SOLO]
Tmesis Gallery, Manchester, UK.
2004 Process and Presence [SOLO]
Temporary Space, Manchester, UK.
2004 Breaking Spaces IV
Vernon Mill Gallery, Stockport, UK.
2003 Breaking Spaces III
Vernon Mill Gallery, Stockport, UK.
2000 Just because it’s beautiful... [SOLO]
Black Sheep Gallery, North Wales, UK.
1999 Annual Open [PRIZE WINNER]
Black Sheep Gallery, Wales, UK.
1998 Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
Bury Art Gallery, Manchester, UK.
1997 North Wales Open
Theatr Clwyd, Wales, UK.
1997 Arddangosfa Agored Wrecsam
Wrecsam Arts Centre, Wales, UK.

Commissions
2012/13 The Dark Would [Vol 1]
Book design & development.
2012/13 The Dark Would [Vol 2]
Kindle ebook design & programming.
2010/11 The Bury Poems
Book design and typographic layout.
2010 ekleksographia: William Blake and The Naked Teaparty
Online Animation.
2009 Grin Variations
Video animation. Bury Text Festival, UK
International School Hague / Stroom Gallery, Netherlands.

2008/09 about everything
Book design and typographic layout.
2008 art-beat Farnworth Project
Octagon, Bolton, UK.
2007 Painting Commission
Dulcimer, Manchester, UK.

Archives and Collections
Archiv Anonymer Zeichnugen
Berlin, Germany.
Bury Art Museum: Text Art Archive
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK.
Drawing Room: Special Collections
London, UK.
Franklin Furnace Artists' Book Research Resource
Brooklyn, US.
Lafayette: Special Collections
Pennsylvania, US.
MoMA/Franklin Furnace/Artist Book Collection
New York, US.
The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
Miami, US.
Winchester School of Art Library: Special Collections
Winchester School of Art, UK.

Other Activities
2014 Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Trust
Funding Award.
2013 The Dark Would
Book Launch at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
2011 The Bury Poems
Book Launch at TextFestival, Bury Art Gallery & Museum, UK.
2009 about everything
Book Launch at Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK.
2008 Artist’s Professional Development Mentoring Scheme
Salford University, UK.
1998 Eight week residency in Gozo / Malta + solo exhibition
Black Sheep Gallery, North Wales, UK.
1997-99 Gallery Co-ordinator
Black Sheep Gallery, North Wales, UK.
1996-97 Art Therapy Foundation
Manchester, UK.
1993-95 Director / Graphic Designer
PROD. Manchester, UK.
1990-92 HND Graphic Design
Salford University, UK.
1988-90 ND Design
Salford University, UK.

Bibliography
2016 MEA11 Exhibition Annual
Awaiting Publication.
2016 Márton Koppány interviews Darren Marsh
Otoliths Magazine: ISSN 1833-623X
2016 INDA10 International Drawing Annual
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-940862-12-5 | Softcover: ISBN 978-1-940862-13-2.
p.18-19, p.140-142.
2015 INDA9 International Drawing Annual
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-940862-07-1 | Softcover: ISBN 978-1-940862-08-8.
p.131-132.
2014 From Here & There
Catalogue.
2014 Drawing Paper #7
Drawing Publication.
2014 The Dark Would [Bury Art Gallery and Museum]
Catalogue.
2013 The Dark Would [Summerhall]
Catalogue.
2013 SKETCH Sketchbook Drawing prize
Catalogue.
2013 Anonyme Zeichner No.13
Catalogue.
2011 The Bury Poems
Drawings p.33, p.52 & p.80.
2010 ekleksographia : William Blake and the Naked Teaparty
Review by Kirstie Gregory.
2008 Pushing Out The Boat
Front cover & p.95.
2008 Leeds Art Fair
Catalogue.
2007 bob
Independent magazine feature.
2004 Darren Marsh
Exhibition review, Manchester Evening News.
2004 The Art of Darren Marsh
Text by Tim Birch.
2004 Just because it's beautiful...
Exhibition review, City Life magazine.
2003 Interview
City Life Magazine.