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Profile:


Bruce Davies works across the UK and internationally. He is based in West Cornwall, UK.


Recent exhibitions (* group shows marked by asterisk)

2011 May: Frenchman’s Creek - 'This is Landscape!' (Film) A participatory programme of photography, projections, performance walks. A group exhibition of new work made in response to the place and the literary depiction of Frenchman’s Creek. 'This is Landscape!' was a presentation of 13 films using captured sounds and video images from a digital microscope of the environments that make up Frenchman’s Creek. They developed out of a desire to find new ways to look at, interpret and respond to the landscape and its meaning to us. This Is Landscape! considers how our relationship changes when our perceptions of landscape and place, and in turn our experiences, are affected by cultural works such as the novel Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier.
Rural Centre for Contemporary art, Helford Cornwall.

2011 April: WASTE/LAND/PROCESS - In WASTE/LAND/PROCESS' Bruce Davies presents another way of engaging with the landscape by drawing on the historical uses of the heath, its flora, fauna and traditional management techniques. This interaction has established a new ephemeral platform for his work that underlines the connection between the material to be found there, the activities that take place, and the heath itself.'
2010 September: ‘Happidrome 4 - Space Hopper Travel Scheme 2010' *
This site specific interactive work was part of a group show of artists work connected to the landscape. Presented at Happidrome, Goonhilly, Lizard Cornwall (ACE funded) It addressed issues of landscape use and access.

2010 July/September: ‘Let’s Play Records!' presents: Sleaford City Limits!:Volume 1.
Presented at the HUB - The National Centre for Craft and Design. The focus of the exhibition was the production of a vinyl compilation album with audio contributions from the community of Sleaford (ACE funded) with a hands on interactive gallery presentation of 'LPR!' Activities.
LPR final poster example flat copy
Exhibition history (* group shows)

2009
‘What is Culture?’ E.R.o.C Pop up gallery, Falmouth*
2009 ‘The Sugar and the Salt’ Vanha Paukku Cultural Centre, Lapua, Finland*
2009
‘50/50’ Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland*
2009
‘B.Y.O Disco!’ Community venues and Exchange Gallery, Penzance
2009
‘Extended Play!’ A 'Let's Play Records!' Showcase, Exchange Gallery, Penzance
2009
‘The New Landscape’ Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro*
2008
‘Let’s Play Records!’ event for ‘Newlyn Festival of the Arts’
2008
‘Offsite:Inside’ Newlyn Art Gallery*
2008
‘Transition: Curators edition - ‘Let’s Play records!' Newlyn Art Gallery
2007
‘Water Treatment Plant’ National Trust, Penrose Estate, Helston, Cornwall
2007
‘Create/Destroy/Destroy/Create’ National Trust, Cornwall
2007
‘What happened when an artist came to our farm!’ Cornwall Film Festival*
2007
‘FILM/PHOTO/ARTEFACT’ Happidrome, Goonhilly Downs NNR Cornwall
2007
‘Research/Record/Remake’ Part of MORE Cornwall
2006/07
‘CUT/STACK/BURN’ Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall
2005
‘Risk – Creative Action in Political Culture' the CCA, Glasgow*
2005
‘Voicing dissent’ – Artist responses to the war in Iraq Falmouth Arts Centre*

Residencies

2011 'Impact! ' Arts Council South West based at Holton lee Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset.

2009 European Region of Culture (ERoC): An International residency in 3 European regions: Poland, Finland and Cornwall

2009 Lafrowda Music Festival - artist DJ in residence

2008 Lafrowda Music Festival – artist DJ in residence

2007 The National Trust: A year long landscape based residency


Grants/Awards

2006/7 Arts council GFA in respect of CUT/STACK/BURN. The project was presented at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, West Cornwall

2007 The Heath Project in respect of FILM/PHOTO/ARTEFACT, Happidrome2 Goonhilly Downs, NNR, Lizard, Cornwall

2009 Arts council GFA / Feast in respect of ‘Bring Your Own Disco!’

2009 Arts council GFA ‘Extended Play!’ A Let's Play Records! Showcase, Exchange Gallery Penzance

2010 Feast rural touring grant award in respect of ‘Bring Your Own Disco! 2’

Collections

2010 ‘Strategy for Intervention' (Hoilywood) Painting/transfer. Collection of Piers Guy, Managing Director,Nuon Renewable Energy International.

hoilywood crop

2009 ‘The Family Trees of Kujawsko-Pomorskie’ Installation, collection of SK┼üUDZEWO foundation, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.

skludezwo orchard
2006 'BnO' and 'BnO Inverted' - Paintings, University College Falmouth Collection
bno fca collection


Exhibitions Curated

2008 Transition: Curators edition - ‘Lets Play Records!' Newlyn Art Gallery

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Publications (Published Writings, Critical Writings, Catalogues)


2011 2 paintings from University College Falmouth Collection published by the Public Catalogue Foundation in a series of catalogues entitled ‘Oil Paintings in Public Ownership’.

2010 ‘Sleaford City Limits!’ a sound scape and music compilation album released on heavy weight red vinyl 180 gsm. 500 copies limited edition, gate fold sleeve.

2008 Paper published in 'ECOS' the journal of the British Association of Nature Conservationists: Title Sustainable Sculpture in an Age of Climate Change’



Internet

http://issuu.com/brucedaviesartist

http://wastelandprocess.wordpress.com/

http://www.researchrecordremake.blogspot.com/

http://www.cut-stack-burn.blogspot.com

http://www.artcornwall.org/exhibition%20bruce%20davies.htm

http://youtube.com/cutstackburn

http://www.happidrome.org.uk/HPD2/index.php

http://createdestroydestroycreate.blogspot.com/

http://watertreatmentplant.blogspot.com/

http://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/new-landscape.htm

http://www.sleafordcitylimits.co.uk

http://www.letsplayrecords.co.uk