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Rosalind Davis – Articulating Your Practice

Monday 17th June| 4.30pm

Articulating your practice. The Art of Writing and Talking about your work Talk


This lecture gives useful tips on developing your artist statement to create an engaging but comprehensive overview of your artwork. There will be some examples and creative ideas as well as advice on structure, layout, biogs and using different voices for different audiences. Your artist statement will be required for all sorts of opportunities including further education, exhibition opportunities, funding or residency applications and it is important to be able to engage people with the ideas behind your work on and offline in an informative way. Plus the different approaches you would take in writing different types of press releases, proposals or applications.

There are also tips on building confidence in talking about your work.


Rosalind will also discuss ideas about marketing your work as an artist and best practice to develop new networks with artists, curators and galleries.


“Social media has not just connected me with some amazing people, it has helped me to develop and build networks with artists, curators, galleries and arts professionals. Through social media I have been approached about selling my work, exhibitions, jobs as well as getting press and reviews of shows I have curated or been in. Importantly it has been a huge part of raising awareness and exposure of mine and other’s projects. Social media when you know what and how to do it is the easiest, leanest and most effective way to build your profile if approached in the right way!” Rosalind Davis



Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had a number of solo shows in London: no format gallery (2017) 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; Griffin Gallery, 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 and public collections including Soho House. In 2018 Davis has a solo show at Sevenoaks Visual Art Forum Gallery, a two person show with Justin Hibbs at no format gallery, and group exhibitions: New Relics at Thameside Gallery curated by Tim Ellis and Kate Terry and Whispering Colour at Bo Lee Gallery.

When Davis graduated, whilst exhibiting and selling work in galleries she worked for a textile design agency and ran a small fashion and accessories line which she closed in 2010 to concentrate on her fine art practice, teaching and running arts organisations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (2012- current) and Core Gallery 2009-11, based in London. In 2016 Davis was appointed permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery, a dynamic gallery in a law firm and her first exhibition there was reviewed as a ‘Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated’ (Art Top 10 Review) and is now curating her seventh show there to critical acclaim. Previous co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC). In total she has now curated 29 exhibitions since 2009.

Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ commissioned by Octopus Books which is internationally distributed across the world and has written a number of articles for a-n and other arts publications. She lectures at universities, galleries and organisations across the country including the RCA, ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and for Artquest. She was also an Ambassador and curatorial mentor for UK Young Artists. (2016) and is a mentor for a-n as well as working independently with individual creatives on helping their careers. As a marketing consultant she has worked for organisations such as E4 and the Olympic Park.

And she still makes art.

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

13th May

admission: FREE

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.