Approved: 10.08.2012

David Morgan-Davies

Artist

Approved: 10.08.2012

Predominantly my work (both photography and film) comes from my relationship with the landscape of the UK; often relating to locations I have personal connections with. It seeks to capture small details and fleeting moments in the vastness that surrounds us. Over the years I have moved to investigate what isn’t there, just as much as what is, and enjoy working with digital collage, pinhole photography

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    Biography

    Predominantly my work (both photography and film) comes from my relationship with the landscape of the UK; often relating to locations I have personal connections with. It seeks to capture small details and fleeting moments in the vastness that surrounds us. Over the years I have moved to investigate what isn’t there, just as much as what is, and enjoy working with digital collage, pinhole photography and abstraction.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training
    2003 - MA Communication Media (Interactive), University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol
    1981-85 - OND/HND Musical Instrument Technology, London College of Furniture

    Solo exhibitions
    2013 - Lost in Transition, The Searchers contemporary, Bristol
    2012 - What you see is what you see, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol

    Group exhibitions
    2016 - 164th Autumn Open, Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol
    2016 - Utopia:Dystopia, FaB 2016, Bath
    2016 - Of the Sea, Chatham Historic Dockyard
    2016 - Pay & Display, Centrespace gallery, Bristol
    2015 - 163rd Autumn Open, Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol
    2015 - The Plymouth Contemporary Open
    2014 - 162nd Autumn Open, Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol
    2014 - Shooting from the Hip, Centrespace gallery, Bristol
    2014 - BV Studios Group Show, Sidcot Gallery, Sidcot Somerset
    2013 - W_CA Contemporary Landscape Photography Open, Worcester City Gallery & Museum
    2013 - 161st Autumn Open, Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol
    2013 - Visual Arts Exhibition, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh, North Wales
    2013 - F-Number, The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol
    2012 - 160th Autumn exhibition, RWA, Bristol
    2012 - All at Sea, Pie Factory, Margate
    2012 - New Visions II, Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol
    2011 - Real Bath Art Prize, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath
    2010 - Phone-ography, Photographique, Bristol
    2010 - The Open, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol
    2009 - Memory/Imagination, Art Purchase Prize, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff
    2009 - Territory, The Otter Gallery, University of Chichester
    2008 - Artsway Open, Artsway, Sway, Hampshire
    2008 - Through the Lens, RWA, Bristol 

    Curated projects
    2010 - Crossing the Threshold, Bristol Festival of Photography
    2010 - illuminate - The Longest Night, various pop-up locations, Bedminster, Bristol
    2009 - illuminate - Spring Forward, various pop-up locations, Bedminster, Bristol

    Residencies
    2016 - The Mothership, Dorset
    2013 - Brisons Veor, Residential artists’ studio, Cape Cornwall
    2011 - Rural idyll 2, Little Dodnash Farm, Suffolk Competitions, prizes and awards

    Awards
    2013 - Bristol Festival of ideas, Temple Meads Gateway Project shortlist
    2012 - Louise Copping Fine Art Award, RWA, Bristol
    2010 - People’s Prize winner, Photographique

    Publications
    2014 - The State of Art – Landscape & Portrait #1, Bare Hill Publishing, UK