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Rosalind Davis’ is an artist, Curator for Collyer Bristow Gallery, writer, lecturer and consultant. A graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003) Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her central concerns in her practice are architecture, transformation and reconfiguration of space working across painting, installation, drawing and photography. She is also co-author of What they didn't teach you in art school, published by Octopus.

In 2018 Davis has a solo show at Sevenoaks Visual Art Forum Gallery, a top person show with Justin Hibbs at no format gallery. Group exhibitions: Do Re Me So La Te Do at Griffin Gallery curated by Karen David and New Relics at Thameside Gallery curated by Tim Ellis and Kate Terry. In 2019 Rosalind will have a solo show at the Foundry Gallery, Kensington, London for 3 months.
You can also see several of Rosalind's work on permanent display at Collyer Bristow Gallery. Please email if you would like a viewing.
Upcoming / Current Exhibitions, Press and Talks

New Relics
PV: Friday 1 June 2018, 6.30-8.30pm
Curated by Tim Ellis and Kate Terry
Curators' Talk: Saturday 9 June 2018, 3pm, all welcome.
Exhibition Dates: 2-24 June 2018
Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Trinity Wharf Studio TW27, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London SE18 5NR

Salvatore Arancio, Vasilis Asmakopoulos, Andy Bannister, Olivia Bax, Dominic Beattie, Katie Bethune-Leamen, Gabriel Birch, Hannah Birkett, Simona Brinkmann, Daryl Brown, Hannah Brown, Bettina Buck, Stewart Cliff, Clare Burnett, Matt Calderwood, Lotti V Closs, Benjamin Cohen, Gary Colclough, Katie Cuddon, Blue Curry, Rosalind Davis, Alexander Devereux, Dexter Dymoke, Tim Ellis, Brian Griffiths, Lilah Fowler, Holly Hendry, Justin Hibbs, Fred Hunt, Andrea Jespersen, Paul Johnson, Evy Jokhova, Ana Kazaroff, Vera Kox, Lucy LeFeuvre, Alan Magee, Eva Masterman, Ian Monroe, Rupert Norfolk, Roula Partheniou, Harrison Pearce, Hamish Pearch, Mark Pearson, Chris Poulton, Frances Richardson, Michael Samuels, Alex Scarfe, Zoe Schoenherr, Amy Stephens, Karen Tang, Kate Terry, Jonathan Trayte, Finbar Ward, Elaine Wilson, Sarah Kate Wilson, Andrea V Wright, Ben Woodeson

The term relic is used to describe something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or custom whose original culture has disappeared, but also an object cherished for historical value such as a keepsake or heirloom……

New Relics presents a diverse range of contemporary positions in sculpture from a cross generational group of international artists. The exhibition demonstrates the multiple directions and potentials of sculpture and how it is continually shifting and being reinterpreted. The themes and concepts illustrated show the depth of the medium and the alluring power of materials to conjure new meanings and interpretations. New Relics is an opportunity to engage with these potentials that have come to encapsulate, and exist within, the definition of Sculpture.

Thames-Side Studios Gallery open Thursday-Sunday 12-5pm during exhibitions and by appointment.
Haus Konstructiv. V.II


ASSEMBLAGE INTERVIEW WITH ROSALIND DAVIS
Megan Elliott, December 2017
Rosalind discusses art, art education, exhibitions, Collyer Bristow Gallery. What They Didn't Teach You In Art School and advice for artists
Read the in depth interview here.


Secondary Structures. Wall Street International Article
Definitely Uncertain Sculpture
by Jillian Knipe
An article about Rosalind Davis' work as Curator and Artist, Andrea Madjesi-Jones, Silvina Soria and Andrea V Wright.
Excerpt....
"These four artists broaden what was once referred to as "form" into "formation". From a singular shape to an emergence of bringing something or some things into existence. As a result, their work becomes a little more difficult to interpret than their predecessors but is all the more liberated and democratic for it. They have progressed from the mantra of the minimalists who insisted on dealing with only what was in front of them, or, in the words of Frank Stella, 'what you see is what you see', to acknowledging the body, the present.unseen and personal histories. These are all arguably and equally what is there in the moment alongside the materials for making...
Rosalind Davis also observes this tension between the personal and the order, beginning with a focus on public housing. Aside from her curatorial work, she is a published author and an artist in her own right. Her practice has developed from an exterior view of buildings to stepping inside the room and exploring the space within. 'Haus Constructiv' 2017 is a modular structure of steel, perspex and thread. It plays off last century's constructivist and concrete artists to create a transformative piece which looks to fold, shift, disassemble, lean and reconfigure itself with endless possibilities. Rosalind relates this to her earlier paintings of brutalist and modernist buildings as if she's 'taken the structure and pulled it out and turned it into a sculpture'. Read the full article here

Rosalind Davis talks about the process and ideas behind her work in Make_Shift at Collyer Bristow Gallery with dateagleart.
http://bit.ly/2Bm1FGL

Art Side of Life Interview on YouTube
Davis talks about her art education and subsequent career as an artist and curator, fab mentors and collaborations, time, organisation, valuable experiences and exhibitions and great advice she was given... and building your own art world...watch it here.

Book now available!
‘What they didn't teach you in Art School'
written by Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley

Book
 




Review:
What They Didn’t Teach You in Art School:
Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley (Octopus Books)
A comprehensive introduction to how to survive and succeed as an artist, artist-curators Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley have created an easy to use guide that draws on the advice and experience of over 30 contributors, including artist and a-n contributor Alistair Gentry, curatorial duo Day+Gluckman, and painter Graham Crowley.... what is new and hugely worthwhile is the way they have been brought together in a practical and accessible format. There’s much here that will be helpful for artists starting out, and possibly some useful tips for more established practitioners too. Chris Sharrett, a-n.

' Essential Reading for Artists' The Observer.

'What they didn't .....' reads beautifully. It's thankfully free of jargon and there's also no arts-speak - that's not only refreshing but essential in a book designed to demistify and enable. The style is both accessible and intelligible. The balance of lucidity and (raw) information is a hell of an achievement. The 'voice' of the writer(s) is authoritative and generous. Instead of dictating to the reader you offer them a range of strategies. I was very glad to see that you've avoided giving undue credence to the business of celebrity, 'success' and fame. Your book allows the reader to address their needs in a purposeful and intelligent manner.
I also enjoyed the way in which you've managed to encourage the reader to reference their own values and needs. You've resisted the temptation to impose a template.' Graham Crowley
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Order your copy here.
Also available in the Tate, the Barbican, Waterstones, Saatchi Gallery, ICA, Baltic, National Gallery at Guardian Books and many more

Current exhibition as Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

In the Future Invite

Read the full press release here

Featured in Paul Carey-Kents Top art exhibitions
Law firm Collyer Bristow have, remarkably, now been using their offices to show art for 25 years*. And they’re big shows: 60-odd works by 20 artists appear in regulator curator Rosalind Davis’ latest, which uses a Talking Heads lyric even older than the gallery to set off thoughts about what the future might be like. Any danger of sci-fi similitude is countered by plenty of wit (eg Kitty Sterling, David Worthington, Sasha Bowles) and a good sprinkling of retro-futurism (Tim Ellis, John Greenwood and young German Arno Beck, who has the surprising idea in one of his age of using a typewriter to convert digital images into deliciously delicate analogue equivalents).
here


Featured on Art Top 10. Watch a Curatorial overview of In the Future with Rosalind Davis talking to Rob Dunt. here.

‘In the future all material items will be free.’ The show’s curator, Rosalind Davis, also informed me that it was the Gallery’s silver anniversary. Being aware of interactive events I’ve created in the past, when I’ve either given away small objects or put them up for exchange, Rosalind asked me if I might be able to come up with an idea to acknowledge Collyer Bristow’s amazing 25 year run of supporting artists.
Read Kate's fab blog here on the ideas, development and outcome of the piece here 


Rosalind is also leading artists in conversation at the following two exhibitions
This Is Where We Came In
Curated by Richard Ducker, Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli
Artists Talk with Rosalind Davis: Sunday 13 May, 3-6pm (free)
www.angus-hughes.com
Angus Hughes Gallery, 26 Clapton road, (at the junction of Urswick Rd) London, E5 0PD

Hairy Interventions
Sasha Bowles solo show
Artist talk with Geraint Evans and Rosalind Davis, Friday 25 May 6.30-8.30pm (free)
www.arthouse1.co.uk
Arthouse1 Gallery, 45 Grange Rd, London SE1 3BH


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