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Bow Skills Peer Crit, with artist & curator Rosalind Davis

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Opening Hours: 
Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ



Join us to present your artwork, hear feedback from peers and join the conversation with special guest established artist and curator Rosalind Davis. In this session, the guest artist will start by sharing their personal and professional practice, before facilitating a conversation around each presenting artists’ work.

Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator who has exhibited nationally and internationally, with a number of solo shows in London. Davis is currently the Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery, where she curates three exhibitions per year, and to date has curated 30 exhibitions so far in her career. Davis also co-directed Zeitgeist Arts Projects (2012-15) where she ran a number of curatorial projects and an artist education programme, as well as tutorials and art tours. 

Davis is a prominent arts writer, and the co-author of the internationally distributed title, ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’, commissioned by Octopus Books. She also lectures at universities, galleries and organisations across the country including the RCA, ICA and Camden Arts Centre, where she works as a mentor. 

Evening Features

  • The evening will provide 5 slots to present and 5 slots to join the conversation
  • The guest artist's introduction to their artistic and professional practice
  • Each of the 5 presenting artists have 20 minutes to present and hear feedback on your work
  • The evening ends with drinks and opportunity to chat

During the evening you can

  • Hear from an established artist and curator
  • Hear from peers
  • Present your work (up to 5 artists)
  • Join the conversation
  • Meet other artists with similar concerns

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.

About Rosalind Davis

Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The RCA (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. Her work is held in a number of private and public collections including Soho House. In 2018-19 Davis has been working with artist Justin Hibbs on collaborative projects which they have shown at no format gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and the Foundry Gallery. 

Davis was appointed Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery in 2016 and curates 3 exhibitions per year there and to date has curated 30 exhibitions so far in her career. Her exhibitions at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have featured in: The Times, City Magazine, a-n Reviews, Art Top 10, The Londonist’s top 7 exhibitions in London, Paul Carey-Kent’s Artworld and DateagleArt blog. Other co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery. Davis co-directed arts organisations Zeitgeist Arts Projects (2012-15) at Bond House Gallery (ASC) and Core Gallery 2010-12. In both of these organizations she ran a number of curatorial projects and an artist education programme as well as tutorials and art tours.

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 Artquest. As an alumni of UK Young Artist’s, first exhibiting as an artist (2010), Davis has gone on to be an Ambassador, curatorial mentor and part of their selection panels for UKYA and the Robert Walters UK Young Artist of the Year Award 2019. Davis has also been appointed a judge for Jacksons Painting Prize 2019. As a mentor she works regularly for Artquest, a-n, PLOP as well as independently.       

Access Information

Nunnery Bow Arts Courtyard has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Address:Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus:205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The NEAREST Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.


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