Professor Tim Davies

Tim Davies’ research is practice-based, utilising a range of processes including film, photography, installation, two-dimensional and mixed media work.

Tim Davies Image 2Recent research has investigated the spatial, temporal and social aspects of various environments, exploring ‘real-and-imagined’ spaces. Davies’s practice involves navigating, intervening in, observing and responding to sites and representations of sites, by which means he attempts to understand how they are perceived, experienced and negotiated, recognising that ‘space is a practised place’.

Having practised as a visual artist for over twenty five years, Davies has worked collaboratively with musicians, theatre companies, poets and museums. He has also instigated site-responsive projects in Wale and Ireland and his own work has been exhibited in the UK, Ireland, Belize, Italy, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, France, Poland, Lithuania, Mexico, Czech Republic, China and the USA.

Davies’ work has been recognised through his selection to represent Wales in a solo show at the Venice Biennale of Art, being shortlisted for the inaugural Artes Mundi International Visual Arts Prize and through an Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award. His work is represented in several public collections including the National Museum of Wales, Arts Council Collection at the Hayward Gallery and the British Council.

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481043

Full academic profile 

Tim Davies Figures on the Foreshore (2015) public art commission Battersea, London

Research repository

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Figures on the Foreshore Thames Tideway Tunnel commission, Battersea, London
2014 Within NUA Gallery, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
2014 Tim Davies: Drift & Capricci Plas Glyn-y-Wyddo, Llanbedrog
2013 Drift National Museum Wales, Cardiff
2012 In and Amongst Fold Gallery, London
2011 Tim Davies - Wales at Venice 54th Venice Biennale
2010 Year to Heaven Chapter, Cardiff
2010 Seeriad/Series Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2009 Between a rock and a hard place Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea
2009 Kilkenny Shift Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2008 Figures in a Landscape V22Ashwin Street Gallery, London
2006 Cadet and other works Harris Museum, Preston; Collins Gallery, Glasgow; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, touring exhibition
2004 Still Life City Gallery, Leicester
2003 Process Wrexham Arts Centre and Oriel Davies, Newtown, touring exhibition
2002 Drummer Boy National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
1997 Capel Celyn Spacex, Exeter

Selected Group exhibitions
2016 Vancouver Biennale
2016 Romanticism in the Welsh Landscape MOMA, Machynlleth
2015 By Invitation Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
2014 Wish you were here? The Atkinson, Stockport
2014 The Postcard is a Public Work of Art X Marks the Bökship, London
2013 Let's see what happens... Glynn Vivian Offsite, Swansea
2012 Caribbean:Crossroads of the world El Museo del Barrio, New York
2012 Welsh Landscapes The Lightbox, Woking
2012 A Focus For Memory The Collection & Usher Gallery, Lincoln
2012 Harlech Biennale X, ICAW, Harlech
2012 The Artists' Postcard Show Spike Island, Bristol
2010 The Changing Landscape Oriel y Parc, St David's, Pembrokeshire
2009 A Picture of You? Identity in Contemporary British Art The Graves Gallery, Sheffield
2009 The Light Across the Street W A L L, London
2008 The Wharf Road Project Wenlock Building, London
2008 Cazenovia Gallery, New York
2007 Visions in the Nunnery The Nunnery Gallery, London
2006 May you live in interesting times Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
2005 Flourish Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
2005 strata Kells Priory, Kilkenny and Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion
2005 Over and over, again and again Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2005 Ceremony Pump House Gallery, London
2004 Artes Mundi National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
2004 Horizons Haage Kunstkring, The Hague, Netherlands
2003 Resist Crescent Art Gallery, Scarborough
2000 Afon/River Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

Selected publications:
Mel Gooding (2014) Art Rules! (and how to break them) London: Redstone Press (ISBN: 978-1-870003-99-5)
Jeremy Cooper (ed) (2014) The Postcard is a Public Work of Art London: X Marks the Bökship
Alana Vincent (2013) Making Memory: Jewish And Christian Explorations in Monument, Narrative and Liturgy Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Press (ISBN 978-1-620320495)
Visual Art & War Conference (2013), University College Cork, Ireland (featured artist)
Elvis Fuentes (2012) Caribbean: Crossroads of the World New York:El Museo del Barrio (exhibition catalogue)
Jeremy Cooper (2012) Artists' Postcards: A Compendium London: Reaktion Books (ISBN 978-1-861898524)
Reviews of In and Amongst exhibition at Fold Gallery in Artlyst and Flux magazine:
Doro Globus and Ann Jones (Eds) Tim Davies (2011) London: Ridinghouse (ISBN 978-1-905464432)
Bice Curiger & Giovanni Carmine (Eds) (2011) Illuminations (exhibition catalogue) Venice: Fondazione La Biennale Di Venezia (ISBN 978-88-317 0820)
British Council Film:
Review in Art In America:
Review in Us Cultural Website Bombsite
Reviews on Arts website Axis
Review in US critical forum the Brooklyn Rail
Review in the Arts Desk
Discussion in Groupe d'Etudes Interdisciplinaires en Arts Britanniques
The Guardian Guide 3.11.12 & 11.12.10 (reviews)
The Irish Sunday Times Cultural Magazine 10.5.09 (review)
The Syracuse Post Standard 9.3.08 (review)
The Skinny May 2007 (review)
Big Issue 13-19/3/06 (review)
Design Week 11.8.05 (review)
New York Times 9/5/04 (review)
The Guardian Guide 10/4/04 (review)
Galleries July 2003 (review)
The Guardian Guide 7/4/03 (review)

Worked with Winding Snake on the Merthyr Views, Learning to Fly and Lipstick and Chainsaws projects working with pupils and teachers in the South Wales valleys.

Featured on BBC and ITV news and arts programmes over several years.

Included in WJEC curriculum for Art GCSE and A level syllabuses.