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.
1990-91 Fulbright Scholarship to Purdue University USA
1981-84 Royal College of Art, MA Painting
1977-80 Wolverhampton Polytechnic, BA (Hons) Fine Art
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
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)
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)
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