EXCEPTIONAL : NEW GRADUATE AND AWARD SHOW
Feb 22 - Jun 14, 2017
On display will be artworks by a selection of exceptional artists who have graduated from Goldsmiths, Middlesex University and City & Guilds of London Art School during the last 3 years.
The artists were selected by Collyer Bristow Gallery’s independent curator, Rosalind Davis, a graduate of the RCA, and the firm’s Gallery Committee
SURVIVING AND THRIVING AS AN ARTIST WITH ROSALIND DAVIS
May 16, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm
As a new graduate or even established artist you will be in a constant state of development personally and professionally as you negotiate all the aspects of building a career in the art world. Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist. This practical, discursive, insightful and instructive talk will help new graduates and emerging artists begin to understand the practical and philosophical aspects of an art career and learn how they can navigate the difficult transition between education and making a career as an artist.
• Representing yourself & raising your profile online and offline
• Exhibitions, Galleries and Curating
• Articulating your practice
• Contracts and copyright with a partner of the Collyer Bristow firm.
Rosalind Davis is an artist, curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). Davis’ exhibitions (Complicity and Telling Tales) at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have both been reviewed by Art Top 10; ‘Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated’ Davis previously co-directed and developed two innovative and dynamic artists’ educational, membership and exhibition arts organizations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (ZAP 2012-15) and Core Gallery (2009-11,) based in South East London. Curatorial projects have also been at Arthouse1 Gallery, Standpoint Gallery, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC).
Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ commissioned by Octopus Books which is internationally distributed and has written a number of articles. Davis lectures for universities, galleries and art organisations across the country including at the Royal College of Art, the ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and ArtQuest, teaching a range of artist professional development subjects, as well as short courses in social media marketing and arts management at UAL. Davis has mentored for a number of years as well, for a-n, Shape, UKYA (where she is also an Ambassador) as well as independently.
As a consultant Davis has worked for arts organisations, charities and independants as well as corporations such as BBC4 and E4. Davis has led art tours for the ICA (London and Boston), South London Art Map and the Whitechapel Gallery and contributed to BBC4’s Film ‘Tales of Winter. The Art of Snow and Ice.’
As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally in a wide range of galleries and has had a number of solo shows in London: the Bruce Castle Museum (2013); John Jones Project Space; Julian Hartnoll Gallery (2009); The Residence Gallery (2007) and The Stephen Lawrence Centre. Selected group exhibitions have been at the Courtauld Institute; Arthouse1; Standpoint Gallery; Transition Gallery; The Roundhouse; Phoenix Brighton; APT Gallery; the Lion and Lamb Gallery; The ING Discerning Eye; the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize. Her work is held in a number of private collections and a public collection. She is also a member of the Undead Painters, a painting forum and exhibiting group.
Free but booking required. Liited spaces.