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). ‘Complicity’ and ‘Telling Tales’, which she curated 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 organisations; 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 independents 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.
Lucy Day is Director of A Woman’s Place Project CIC and a curator with many years’ experience developing exhibitions in private, public and artist led spaces. She graduated as an artist from Norwich School of Art in 1989 before working for SPACE Studios for five years, leaving in 2005 as Director of Arts Training and Resources and Co-Director of Exhibitions.
In 2006 Lucy formed Day+Gluckman with Eliza Gluckman. This curating partnership has a reputation for working with artists with a rigorous approach to practice and context. It aims to: develop long-term relationships with artists; seek and initiate opportunities to exhibit, explore, curate and commission; to never compromise the integrity of the artist and to negotiate clear and honest dialogues around the work it champions.
Day+Gluckman has worked with a variety of organisations and spaces including: Collyer Bristow LLP, V&A, National Trust, Trust New Art, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Arts Centre, Newlyn Art Gallery, Bexley Heritage Trust and the Canal and Rivers Trust.
Its current project A Woman’s Place, which recently received funding from the Arts Council England and the National Trust, includes a year-long programme of events in 2017, leading to new commissions at National Trust’s Knole House in Sevenoaks in 2018. The project has recently become a Community Interest Company, through which Day+Gluckman will continue to question and address the contemporary position of women in the creative, historical and cultural landscape. It is inspired by an urgent desire to relocate the simple message of female equality into the cultural fabric of today.
Alongside her curating career, Lucy has supported artists and arts organisers through mentoring, workshops and organisational change. She has worked with a-n since 2010, advising on and co-ordinating its professional development events programme, and lead the Navigating the Art World and What’s It Worth workshops. She also regularly works with Artquest and recently advised 11 of the artists exhibiting in 2016 Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Lucy is also Visiting Practitioner for University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Art) lectures at art colleges nationally. In May 2017 she will be guest curating Present Tense at Phoenix Brighton. The exhibition, located in a site of multiple artists’ practices and drawn from them, considers how ideas can transcend a physical space, yet are grounded through different forms of making and display. It brings into play an exploration of cultural and political space, opening up discussions around how individual lives and histories inform and shape the articulation of a practice.
Lucy is a commissioned writer on visual arts practice and exhibitions, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Clore Leadership short course alumnus (Clore50, 2017).
Emilia Telese is an award-winning artist, writer and academic. A graduate of the 600-year-old Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, living in the UK since 1997, her practice spans several art forms, from interactive and body-responsive technology, film and live art to installation and public art. She has exhibited worldwide since 1994, including at Ars Electronica, ZKM, Venice Biennale, the Louvre, Paris and the Freud Museum, London.
A former Arts Council England regional member and Artists’ Networks Coordinator for a-n, Emilia is passionate about the financial sustainability of artists’ work. She is a specialist in professional practice for artists, lecturing and speaking at over 30 UK and European art institutions and organisations. Since 2001 she has created and led Dodge The Shredder, a series of workshops empowering artists to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their practice. Dodge the Shredder has been described as the leading workshop of its kind in the UK.
Emilia is a CDA AHRC PhD researcher in Cultural Policy at the University of Loughborough in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company, looking at the economic value of artists in the UK economy.