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Hugh Mendes. Nelson Mandela Obituary Painting

Hugh Mendes. Nelson Mandela Obituary Painting

Judith Tucker,We’re all very close round here, 2018. Oil on Canvas. 76cm x 101cm

Judith Tucker,We’re all very close round here, 2018. Oil on Canvas. 76cm x 101cm

“Rosalind is the most informed artist and curator around. She curates the smartest, and most intelligent shows of new and emergent art in London.” Graham Crowley

Rosalind Davis is the permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery a dedicated bespoke gallery space based in a law firm in Holborn, London with a dynamic exhibition programme. Within the legal world, Collyer Bristow has been championing emerging talent in contemporary art for 25 years. Rosalind Davis began her role at Collyer Bristow Gallery in 2016 and curates three group exhibitions per year showing a diverse range of talented artists from new career to established artists and works site specifically on the themes for her exhibitions.

Rosalind also curates independant shows including at Arthouse1 and Standpoint Gallery. To date she has curated 30 exhibitions.

If you would like to know more about the exhibitions at Collyer Bristow Gallery there are online catalogues with press releases, curator interviews, press and much more here

Current Curatorial Project at Collyer Bristow Gallery

Now extended to 27 March 2019

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela

"Rules and freedom are not mutually exclusive. As a matter of fact, the opposite is true. Rules provide freedom.” Tim Challies

Juan Bolivar, Carla Busuttil, Simone Bynoe, Paula Chambers, Alice Cunningham, Ana Cvorovic, Kazz Douie, Lucas Dupuy, Alastair Gordon, Kirsty Harris, Justin Hibbs, Andrea Jespersen, Evy Jokhova, Peter Kennard, Peter Liversidge, David Lock, Alex March, Megan McLatchie, Vanessa Mitter, Hugh Mendes, Judith Tucker, Toby Ursell, Virginia Verran, Ben Woodeson.

Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF

Rules of Freedom - a rhetorical oxymoron or fact? Freedom requires rules, laws and clear parameters of some sort - transparent systems; a democracy where people have free speech, where people can protest / vote or strike about the issues that matter to them. After so many years of both women and men working to build a civil society that seeks to make the world freer, fairer and more progressive, whether through the vote for women and the working classes in the People’s Representation Act 100 years ago, the civil rights movement, political freedoms, LGBTQ+ rights or the freedom of movement, the world now seems to be questioning the very rules of freedom. Where are we now?

Full press release here

To see more about the exhibitions Rosalind has curated here please go to the Collyer Bristow gallery website.

Monday - Friday by appointment. Friday or Mondays are usually the best time to visit towards the end of the afternoon. Please email to be advised on best timings.

Rosalind talking about Curating at Collyer Bristow Gallery