Archive of Author | Gerry Davies

Gerry Davies is Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University and an artist who writes on drawing. He is ‘less interested in what drawing is, more interested in what it can do’. His work seeks to get a better understanding of how and where drawing today is engaging with subjects beyond the arts, in for example, science, medicine, and anthropology.  This extends to his drawing practice which has recently seen him drawing geology deep underground in Yorkshire and Australian caves.

Education

1990-91             Fulbright Scholarship to Purdue University USA

1981-84             Royal College of Art, MA Painting

1977-80            Wolverhampton Polytechnic, BA (Hons) Fine Art

Exhibitions

Solo shows

2017                 Flood Story, Drawing Projects U.K Trowbridge Wiltshire.

2010                 Jenolan Caves, Center for Drawing. The National Art School, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia.

2000               Deluge of Human Indifference,  Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, U.K

Joint & Group shows

2017                 For Space, British artists engaged with place, site and space. Paper, Manchester UK.

2015/16            Shortlisted Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London & touring in the UK

2014                Paper, Table, Wall and After. University of Northumbria & Taiwan University

2013                 SKETCH 2013.  Selection of contemporary artist’s sketchbooks. Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough, UK.

2013                 Open Drawing 2013, Salisbury Arts Centre. British drawing selected by Stephen Farthing.

2011                 SKETCH 2011.  Selection of contemporary artist’s sketchbooks. Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough, UK.

2011                 The Moment of Privacy Has Passed. Usher Gallery, Lincoln.

2009                Contemporary Drawings, Recent acquisitions, Leighton Room, V & A Museum. London

2006-8           Drawing Breath: A Selection to Mark Ten Years of the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Touring internationally.

2006               Drawing Inspiration, Contemporary British Drawing . Abbot Hall Museum, Kendal, Cumbria

Writing 

Journal Articles

2016              Casey, S. & Davies G, ‘Drawing as Babel Fish’, International Journal of Illustration, (London: Intellect). ISSN: 20520204 (Print)       ISSN: 20520212 (Online) (forthcoming)

2015               Davies, G. and Casey, S. ‘Lines of Engagement: Drawing Walking Tracking’, Journal of Visual Arts Practice

2014               Casey, S. and Davies, G. ‘A Garland of Thoughts: Ruskin and Contemporary Site/ Sight Sensitive Drawing’ in TRACEY the Journal of Drawing Research March 2014)

Book Chapters

2018                Casey, S. and Davies, G, ‘Drawing and the Mute, Speaking through Drawing’, in Gorill, H (ed.) Collective and Collaborative Drawing in Contemporary Practice (Cambridge Scholars) (forthcoming)

2017               Casey, S. & Davies G., ‘Drawn away from Vision’ in Heywood, I (ed.) The Senses in Art and Design’ (London: Bloomsbury)

Conference Papers

2016                Casey, S. and Davies, G, ‘Drawing and the Depictive Turn in Science’, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Barcelona, 3rd September 2016.

2015                 Casey, S. and Davies, G, ‘Shared Sensibilities: Drawing in partnership with other fields of enquiry’ at Drawing Research Network Conference 2015 (Coventry: Coventry University)  4th December 2015

2015                 Casey, S. and Davies, G,’ Drawing Sensing Sighting Sounding’, American Association of Geographers Conference, Chicago

Awards & Residencies

2010                Artist in Residence the National Art School, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia

2004               AHRB  Award, to research contemporary artists’ notebooks.

1999                AHRB Research Leave Award, 9 months

1990-1             Fulbright Scholarship, Visiting Artist, Purdue University, USA

1987-8             Artist in Residence at Durham Cathedral

1985                 Study period at The RCA Venice Studio

1984                The John Minton Prize for Figurative Painting

1983                 Royal College of Art scholarship to the International Cite des Arts, Paris

1981                 The Royal College of Art Drawing Prize

www.gerrydavies.co.uk

Articles with Gerry Davies


Flood Story – Drawing the Anthropocene

“My approach to drawing is twofold. Firstly to use it as a tool to get out and examine the stuff of the world, to gather information and record experience. Secondly, as a means to construct narratives which communicate what I think and feel. These latter drawings often play out themes of environmental and social change, most recently speculation on the effect of global warming and rising sea levels.”

Gerry Davies is Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University and an artist who writes on drawing. He is ‘less interested in what drawing is, more interested in what it can do’. His work seeks to get a better understanding of how and where drawing today is engaging with subjects beyond the arts, in for example, science, medicine, and anthropology.