Rosalind Davis’ is an artist, Curator for Collyer Bristow Gallery, writer, lecturer and consultant. A graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003) Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her central concerns in her practice are architecture, transformation of space, process and materiality working in painting, installation, drawing and photography.
Upcoming / Recent Exhibitions and Talks

The Undead Painters
3rd March 6-9m
Saturation Point

Undead Painters proudly presents FLASH SALON III at Saturation Point Space in Depford. Featuring works by some of London's strongest painters, join us for a drink and some amazing paintings.

ACME, Studio 14, 2nd Floor
165 Childers Street

Studio Sale
Sadly myself and all the artists in our studios are all being evicted at the end of March due to redevelopment.
Do join us for a studio sale and pick up an art bargain and enjoy a glass of wine with us! Paintings, prints etc available.

Thursday 2nd March 6-9pm
Saturday 4 March 12-6pm
Sunday 5 March 12-6pm

Or by appointment.
ASC Studios, Bond House, 18-32 Goodwood road, New Cross Gate, SE14 6BL
Nearest station New Cross Gate, 7 mins from London Bridge.

For available works from me please check here
Other artists participating include: Helen Bermingham, Henry / Bragg, John Myers, Milena Michalski, Michaela Nettell, Ana Ruepp, Julia Russell, Flora Scrymgeour and Ben Stephenson.
My very last weekend will be the 17 March, so there time after to drop by.

Collyer Bristow Exhibition; EXCEPTIONAL The Collyer Bristow New Graduate Exhibition and Award.
Until 14 June 2017
Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London, WC1V


Exceptional Artist list

Read the full press release and the award winning artist Emmanuelle Loiselle here here.
Chelsea #5
10 – 15 February 2017
The Triangle Gallery
16 John Islip Street,

Surviving and Thriving as an Artist
Talk at the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize
6 March 2-3pm
The Mall Galleries
Free but booking required.
A unique introduction to the commercial art world with speakers discussing key strategies to survive and thrive as an artist; topics will include copyright, artwork commission, gallery representation and how to become your own marketeer and curator. The event will take place against the backdrop of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize exhibition 2017, a showcase of the very best creative representational painting.

No-One Lives in the Real World

Book now available!
‘What they didn't teach you in Art School'
written by Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley


What They Didn’t Teach You in Art School: Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley (Octopus Books)
A comprehensive introduction to how to survive and succeed as an artist, artist-curators Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley have created an easy to use guide that draws on the advice and experience of over 30 contributors, including artist and a-n contributor Alistair Gentry, curatorial duo Day+Gluckman, and painter Graham Crowley. While much of the advice and ideas here may not be new in of themselves, what is new and hugely worthwhile is the way they have been brought together in a practical and accessible format. There’s much here that will be helpful for artists starting out, and possibly some useful tips for more established practitioners too. Chris Sharrett, a-n.

' Essential Reading for Artists' The Observer.

'What they didn't .....' reads beautifully. It's thankfully free of jargon and there's also no arts-speak - that's not only refreshing but essential in a book designed to demistify and enable. The style is both accessible and intelligible. The balance of lucidity and (raw) information is a hell of an achievement. The 'voice' of the writer(s) is authoritative and generous. Instead of dictating to the reader you offer them a range of strategies. I was very glad to see that you've avoided giving undue credence to the business of celebrity, 'success' and fame. Your book allows the reader to address their needs in a purposeful and intelligent manner.
I also enjoyed the way in which you've managed to encourage the reader to reference their own values and needs. You've resisted the temptation to impose a template.'
Graham Crowley

Published by Octopus Books.
Order your copy here.
Also available in the Tate, the Barbican, Waterstones, Saatchi Gallery, ICA, Baltic, National Gallery at Guardian Books and many more.


Telling Tales
Exhibition 14 October- 15 Feb 2017
Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF

“A fascinating exhibition that lures you in gently, and then slowly seduces you, until you find you’ve entered another world, another reality, the unknown. A superb and cleverly curated show” Rob Dunt. Art Top10. Read the full review here.

“Fantastic Exhibition. Highly recommended.” Anna McNay, Art Writer.

“Truly fantastic #TellingTales exhibition opened last night @collyer_bristow_gallery @rosalindnldavis did a wonderful job curating the exhibition. We left feeling inspired. Magical is not an understatement.Do not miss!” Luminaire Arts Gallery

" A really fascinating and intelligent show...engrossing, insightful and intelligent. Spectacular!" Graham Crowley

“This group show is exceptional & full of intriguing paths to follow and rabbit holes to fall down.” Plastic Propaganda- an arts collective

Artists: Sue Williams A'Court, Iain Andrews, Helen Bermingham, Su Blackwell, Gordon Cheung, Ami Clarke, Graham Crowley, Ben Coode-Adams, Peter Davis, Adam Dix, Annabel Dover, Tom Down, Richard Galpin John Greenwood, Monica Ursina Jager, Evy Jokhova, Stella Kajombo, Sandra Lane, Simon Leahy-Clark, EJ Major, Eleanor Moreton, Tim Shepard, Lex Thomas and Emma Talbot.

Curated by Rosalind Davis
‘now here was I, new-awakened, with my hand stretching out and touching the unknown, the real unknown, the unknown unknown.’ DH Lawrence.

Telling Tales

Telling Tales is an exhibition rooted in fiction, where worlds, truths and realities are created, dismantled and questioned. Examining ideas of belief, the nature of reality and the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of our existence as Lex Thomas describes in her work. The exhibition traces the fragile lines, the exhibition traces the fragile lines between utopian fantasy and its dissolution into dystopian realities. The artists here are testing alternate narratives, realities and blueprints, examining life stories and unravelling (other)worldly designs…. This exhibition shows a spectrum of artists from the ages of 19-84 years old. Twitter: @CBGallery1 Instagram: @collyer_bristow_gallery #tellingtales

Recent Curatorial Projects / Exhibitions / Talks

Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis, Justin Hibbs, Evy Jokhova and Gibson/Martelli.
A residency commencing in an exhibition curated by Rosalind Davis.
12-22 October 2016
Arthouse, 45 Grange road, London, SE1


The  Undead Painters

The Undead Painters Flash Salon
14th August 2016 FLASH SALON: Forum & Private View, ASC Bond House Gallery, London
Artists: Richard Bateman, Dan Beard, Sasha Bowles, James Clow, Rosalind Davis, Nick Dawes, Matt Gee, Ian Gonczarow, Alastair Gordon, Fiona Grady, Ben Jamie, Trevor Kiernander, Laurence Noga, Paula MacArthur, Enzo Marra, Charley Peters, James Petrucci, Jessica Wilson, Rafal Zawistowski

The Undead Painters aims to provoke discussion about prominent issues in contemporary painting by bringing together some of the most skilled and knowledgeable painters working in and around London today. Founded by James Petrucci and Alastair Gordon in 2013 the Undead Painters meet several times a year to conduct forums and in October 2014 held an exhibition of selected members works at HUSK Gallery. You can find more information at our website

Various Species.

Complicity: Artifice and Illusion
Exhibition 3 March - 7 June 2016, Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF
Hermione Allsopp, Sasha Bowles, Guy Bigland, Mel Brimfield, Alastair Gordon, Andrew Grassie, Justin Hibbs, Debbie Lawson, Peter Liversidge, Gibson/Martelli, Helen Maurer, Damien Meade, Marion Michell, Clare Mitten, John Richert, Joella Wheatley and Virginia Verran
Curated by Rosalind Davis

'A cracking show...curated brilliantly...superb artists' Complicity is featured in Art Top10
View the online catalogue here.


Geddes Gallery

25-27 February 2016
Geddes Gallery, 26 Caledonian rd, N1 9DU
Hermione Allsopp / Helen Bermingham / Sasha Bowles/Rosalind Davis / Janes Hayes Greenwood/Justin Hibbs/Evy Jokhova / Nick Kaplony /Caroline Lambard / Alex March / Marion Michell / Michaela Nettell / Freddie Robins / David Ben White / Alice Wilson / Ben Woodeson
Curated by Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis and Evy Jokhova

Situated in a dilapidated Delicatessen and two domestic upper floors. The building is filled with evocative spaces loaded with resonances from former times and an interesting shift from the shop area to domestic dwellings.
Counter_Fitters invited visitors to explore the building in its transitory state through a succession of curated rooms and site specific installation.Read the Counter_Fitters Artists Interviews here.

Upcoming Workshops / Lectures
Davis lectures for a number of universities, galleries and art organisations across the country including the Royal College of Art, Camden Arts Centre, University of the Arts, Plymouth Arts Centre and ArtQuest. Davis teaches short courses in Arts Management, Curating and Social Media at UAL.

Raising your profile, Social media & PR at Hotel Elephant
Tues. 7th Feb, 7pm - 9pm
£5 + booking fee. Book here
Hotel Elephant
Spare Street

Current Courses are as follows:
Short Courses:
Arts Management at Chelsea College of Art Online and Digital.
Social Media Marketing course at LCC

Recent Press
A review of Fabrications, a recent exhibition at the Furniture Makers Hall by David Gledhill on @an_artreviews

Davis’ paintings cite and improvise on a high modern repertoire of architectural and design forms, adding stitched geometries and broad washes of translucent pigment to conjure a set of complex interior spaces that convey something of the existential doubt that began to infect the modernist project during the post-war period. In the drawers of an elegant desk in the upstairs room, Davis has placed a series of altered photographic reproductions from Lesley Jackson’s Modern British Furniture.
Stitched and painted across, these canonical tubular steel and leather chairs are pulled back from their pristine functionalism to a provisional status that simultaneously offers and questions the promise of a plan for living. The use of needlecraft in both the paintings and photographs reinfuses the angular severity of industrialised production methods with a comforting domesticity, reminding the viewer of the quite different principles that had informed pre-modern design movements.

Entry Point, a steel and thread sculpture suspended in the stairwell, effortlessly achieves a harmony of materials, form and space that evokes approval of the modernist integration of art and life,
Read more here.

Work featured in;
Stitch Stories: Personal Places, Spaces and Traces in Textile Art by Cas Holmes for more info.
The festival runs from the 3- 6 November 2016.

Exit Strategy