the life and time of the artist Barrie J Davies

From: Dr T loollenz
Category: Life
Date: 14 April 2006


BARRIE J DAVIES: Born In Milford Haven Pembrokeshire Wales 10th of September 1977

The work of Barrie J Davies ranges from the use of various media playing with meanings, images, objects and texts to create possible new fictions and reality to reassess the world and space around us through the guise of language and displacement. Humour is the catalyst in which is manipulated to help guide the work to possible understandings.

EDUCATION 2004 - University of Wales Institute Cardiff – MA Fine Art 2000 - Southampton Institute – BA Hons Fine Art (Time Based Media) 1997 - Carmarthen College of Art and Design – Foundation Course

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2006 – "THE BALLAD OF BARRIE J" G39, Cardiff, Wales 2005 – "MAY CONTAIN NUTS" Oriel I Bawb, Snowdon Mill, Porthmadog, Wales 2005 – "BARRIE J DAVIES IS AN ARTIST" Fold Gallery, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England 2004 – "BLOW MY MONKEY" The Red Box Gallery, Ninian Road, Cardiff, Wales 2003 – "SERENDIPITY" The Circle Gallery, Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, Wales 2001 – "23 RPM" Haverfordwest Library Gallery, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales 2000 –"CRIME SCENE" Project Milford, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales 1998 – "WORLDS MOST WANTED" Haverfordwest Community Centre, Pembrokeshire, Wales

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2006 – "WISH YOU WERE HERE!" Artshed, Ware, Herts, England 2005 – "MULTIPLEX 4" The Old Cinema Art Space, Hoxton, London, England 2005 – "SLICE 3" Chapter Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (curated by Alan Baynes and Andy Fung) 2005 – "MULTIPLEX 3" The Old Cinema Art Space, Hoxton, London, England 2005 – "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England 2005 – "THE WELSH CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2005" Oriel I Bawb, Porthmadog, Wales, 2005 – "MOBILE" Arena Gallery, Liverpool, England 2005 – "SUPER 8 STATION 2" Station Art space, Bristol, England 2005 – “OBSESSION” GALERI X, Istanbul, Turkey 2005 – "STATES OF UNION ?" Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland 2004 – "THE POST CARD SHOW" The Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England 2004 – "SLICE 2" Tactile Bosch Artspace, Llandaff North, Cardiff, Wales 2004 – "FLIM – FLAM" G39, Mill lane, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Anthony Shapland) 2004 – "PERFECTLY NORMAL" Tactile Bosch Artspace, Cardiff, Wales 2003 – "SLICE" Jacobs Market Art Space, Cardiff, Wales 2003 – "DRAWING, THE END OF THE LINE" Ecole Municipale de Dessin, Saint-lo, France 2003 – "CAERLEON ARTS FAIR" Artavia Gallery, Caerleon, Wales 2002 – "ART IN THE MARKET" Newport market Gallery, Newport, Wales 2002 – "SUMMER" Brooklyn Art Gallery, Cardiff Wales 2001 – "CHRISTMAS" InkSpot Arts and Crafts Centre Gallery, Cardiff, Wales 2000 – "ANONYMOUS" Southampton Institute Fine Art Degree show, Southampton, England 1998 – "ALCHEMY" St Mary’s Market, Southampton, England

SOLO PERFORMANCES, EVENTS, HAPPENINGS AND PROJECTS 2005 – “ON THE PISS” A happening / event/ pub crawl starting at the Tut and Shive pub City Road Cardiff going to other pubs in Cardiff. Images of this event documented for Barrie J Davies Website. 27th may 2004 – "THE MUSEUM OF NOTHINGNESS" Mail Art project collecting objects that represent ‘nothing’, publicised in The Western Mail and AN magazine, Nov 2003 – “THE GREAT NATIONAL GIVE AWAY” a mail art project giving away free unframed abstract paintings to galleries and members of the public 2002 – "REJECTED: 2002 to Present" an on going collection project file of art gallery rejection letters.

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES 2006 – "THE COUCH TRIP" curator and organiser of an exhibition of Video art in the lounge of a flat in Cardiff, Mar 2005 – “ALL WASHED UP!” curator and organiser of an exhibition of artwork in a Bathroom in Cardiff, Aug

COMMISSIONS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCES 2005 – The Red Box Gallery Award for The Baddest Painting 2005 – Quench Magazine – cover image

SELECTED CRITICAL REVIEWS, MEDIA AND PRESS COVERAGE 2005 – Cumberland & Westmorland Herald "Its all a matter of taste"6th Aug, p4 2005 – South Wales Echo, “Glass half empty for pub crawl record attempt” 28th may, p.3 2005 – Red Dragon FM “The Art Pub Crawl” 27th may 2005 – South Wales Echo, “Can this man organise a booze-up in a brewery?” 20th may, p.8 2005 – BBC Website “Live Art Pub Crawl” may 2005 – Quench Magazine “Artist or Knob Head?”, Vol 2 Issue 23, p.8 & p.9 2004 – The Western Mail "Hunt for something to prove nothing" 23rd Nov, p.14 2005 – "Obsession" Exhibition Catalogue CD ROM 2004 – MA fine Art Degree Show Catalogue, 2004 – S4C Television Documentary "Slay Maker" May 6th, 9.30pm 2003 – "Drawing, The end of the line" Exhibition Catalogue 2001 – Buzz Magazine - Feb 2000 – Milford Mercury Newspaper "01 Gallery For Milford?" 21st July p. 7 2000 – Southampton Institute Fine Art Degree Show Catalogue