Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Barrie J Davies CV

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

183A Kings Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, Wales, UK,CF11 9DF Mob: +44 (0)7590 682142

web: www.barriejdavies.com Email:barriejohndavies@googlemail.com


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


2009 – “NO LOOKING” The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales

2008 – “THE BARRIE J DAVIES SHOW” Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, England

2007 – "PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE STAIRS" Q Gallery, Narberth, Wales

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



2009 COMMUNICATIONS” Elder Street Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

2009 BLAH BLAH” Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

2009 "THE FRIEZE ART FAIR" Regents Park, London, England

2009 "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England

2009 – “THE TAIL COAT PROJECT” Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

2009 – “SEX, ANARCHY, WALES” The Globe, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by the Big Fuss)

2009 – “ART FORCE 1” The Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon, Israel

2009 – “THE BIG EVENT” Nos Da, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by the Big Fuss)

2009 – “REPETATIVE VARIATIONS” Monkey Bar, Swansea, Wales (curated by Michelle Collins)

2009 – “4 TO 7” Propeller Island Gallery, London, England (curated by Mark Mcgowan)

2008 – “CRASH WORSHIP” Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
SHOWROOM” Coopers Arms, Aberystwyth, Wales

2008 “IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME” G39 Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (curated by Anthony Shapland)

2008 “NATIONAL ART COMPETITION” Angelus Gallery, Winchester, England

2007 “BREAKPADS” THE Garej Artspace, Cardiff, Wales

2007 “HAPPINESS” Oriel I Bawb, Snowdon Mill, Porthmadog, Wales

2007 “PUNK” Galerie Lecocon, Hamberg, Germany

2007 “PUNK” Ada Street Gallery, London, England

2007 “SONIC ART EXPO” Plymouth, England

2007 “ART IN IT” Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, Wales

2007 “SOS Art Fair” Kings Road, Cardiff, Wales

2006 “UNSAFE” Light House, Poole, England

2006 “WHERE WERE @” Tactile Bosch Artspace, Cardiff, Wales

2006 "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England

2006 "FRED" Fold Gallery and various locations in and around Cumbria, England (curated by Steve Messem)

2006 EXHIBIT 27” The Museum of Temporary Art, Tubingen, Germany

2006 "SURFACE" Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, Wales

2006 "UNDERCOVER Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, Wales

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 "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England

2004 "FLIM FLAM" G39, Mill lane, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Anthony Shapland)

2004 "JACUZI JUNTA" Chapter arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales

2004 "PERFECTLY NORMAL" Tactile Bosch Artspace, Cardiff, Wales

2003 "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England

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 "CHRISTMAS SHOW" 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

2000 "SUMMER SHOW" Milford Haven Dockside Gallery, Milford Haven, Wales

1998 "ALCHEMY" St Marys Market, Southampton, England

1998 "FOUNDATION" Carmarthen College of Art & Design, Carmarthen, Wales


2009 DOWN THE PAN A series of drawings exhibited in public toilets in various locations documented for the internet.

2009 OPEN STUDIO The studio of Barrie J Davies was open to the public every Saturday 12 to 5pm for two months

2008 THE PUB ART GROUP – an artist group to discuss art & ideas once a week in the Pen and Wig Pub in Cardiff

2007 SUBEQUE – Book launch and performance, Cardiff

2007 GAREJ – part of a group artist run art space gallery in Cardiff

2006 MULTIPLY – A series of gold brick multiples for sale at Black Pug clothing store, Albany road, Cardiff

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 people sent in the post that represent nothing, publicised in The Western Mail and AN magazine, Nov

2004 GIVING YOU NOTHING A badge art give away project at Tommys Bar, Howard Gardens, UWIC Cardiff, Apr

2003 GIVE AWAY a mail art project giving away free unframed abstract paintings to galleries & members of the public

2002 REJECTED: 2002 to Present an on going collection project file of art gallery exhibition/project rejection letters and emails.


2007 "BRAKE PADS" Curator of a mixed media group show at the Garej Art space Cardiff, Nov

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

2004 "SLICE 2" Assistant Curator, Group Exhibition, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, Wales, Aug

2003 "SLICE" Assistant Curator, Group Exhibition Jacobs Market, Cardiff Nov


2009 The Tale Coat Project Assisting Artist with Lucy Lille commissioned by Caerphilly Council

2007 Nominated for Academi Welsh Book of the Year 2008 for “Subesque – The Art of Barrie J Davies”

2007 Nominated for the Artes Mundi Prize

2006 The Big Arts Week 2006 at Llanedyrn High School, Cardiff, Wales

2005 The Red Box Gallery Award for The Baddest Painting

2005 Quench Magazine cover image


University of Wales Institute of Cardiff

G39 Gallery, Cardiff


2009 Paper X Magazine issue 2

2009 Buzz Magazine, arts listing October, p58

2008 South Wales Echo, Riding your bike 13th June, p.23

2007 Metro Magazine "An Art review" Brodie Lynons

2007 – “Subesque – The art of Barrie J Davies” published by Editions Martin (ISBN 978-0-9530-4924-0)

2007 South Wales Echo, Artists hope to draw in crowds Jan 26th, p.4

2006 – “Surface” exhibition catalogue, Oriel Davies Gallery

2006 – “Show One of Each” exhibition catalogue, G39 Gallery

2006 – “Undercover” exhibition catalogue, Oriel Davies Gallery

2006 Metro Magazine "An Art review" by Gordon Dalton, 18th Apr, p24

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 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/4555001.stm

2005 Real Radio: listing of On The Piss (art event) may

2005 Quench Magazine Artist or Knob Head?, Vol 2 Issue 23, p.8 & p.9

2005 "Obsession" Exhibition Catalogue CD ROM

2004 The Western Mail "Hunt for something to prove nothing" 23rd Nov, p.14

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

2002 Buzz Magazine - Feb

2001 Buzz Magazine - Feb

2000 Milford Mercury Newspaper "01 Gallery For Milford?" 21st July p. 7

2000 Southampton Institute Fine Art Degree Show Catalogue