Bruce Davies

Author Archive: Bruce Davies

Bruce Davies is an artist whose work looks, primarily, at the relationship between artist, gallery and viewer; how environments can shape the perception and understanding of an artwork and how a space can alter the nature of the work itself. He is also the curator of BasementArtsProject, a domestic house that also functions as a gallery, studio and event space In Beeston.

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Desolation Row

Desolation Row

At the moment much is made in the news of childhood obesity, screen obsessions, anti-social behaviour and mental health problems. We regularly hear of schemes being set up to tackle these issues, schemes that are often eventually wound up because of lack of participation or for being a drain on financial resources. The setting up […]

By February 16, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Art Life: South of the River | I Don’t Do Art!

Art Life: South of the River | I Don’t Do Art!

When trying to describe what I do as an artist, or as a curator presenting art, I often encounter the phrase ‘I don’t do art’. This is a statement that I have always found quite puzzling when I consider how much of an impact art has on the society that we live in. It would […]

By January 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
BasementArtsProject | Lunchtime Conversations: Jill McKnight & Josh Hart

BasementArtsProject | Lunchtime Conversations: Jill McKnight & Josh Hart

BasementArtsProject invites you to join artists Jill McKnight and Josh Hart on Monday 22 January 2018 for the Lunchtime Conversation. Despite it’s potentially macabre title, ‘Jill & Josh and their Dead Petz’ is a warm and light-hearted look at our understanding of animals and their lives as pets. The exhibition features animation, sculpture, drawing, painting […]

Art Life: South of the River | Life Art

Art Life: South of the River | Life Art

Having been a resident of Beeston for nearly twenty years, moving here initially to attend university in 2000, I have seen many changes occur across South Leeds and the city as a whole. At the dawn of the millennium, areas that had become run down over a relatively short period of time were being torn […]

By December 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Art Life: South of the River | Jill & Josh and their Dead Petz

Art Life: South of the River | Jill & Josh and their Dead Petz

As the darkness of the winter months descend upon BasementArtsProject so to does the final project of the year. Taking us into 2018 are artists and studio holders at Leeds based SERF Studios Jill McKnight and Josh Hart. Jill & Josh and their Dead Petz is an exhibition that will look at what is many […]

By November 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pavement parking puts lives at risk

Pavement parking puts lives at risk

As the law currently stands it is not illegal to park on pavements except in London. It is however illegal to drive on a pavement anywhere in the country. Due to a strange quirk of logistical fate, prosecutions against those who park without due care for the safety of pedestrians are few and far between. […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Art Life: South of the River | Hypogeal: Underground with BasementArtsProject

Art Life: South of the River | Hypogeal: Underground with BasementArtsProject

‘HYPOGEAL’ BOOK LAUNCH Tuesday 7th November | 7.30pm – 9.30pm EXHIBITION OPEN Thursday 9th November | 10am -12pm Friday 10th November | 10am – 12pm Monday 13th November | 10am – 2pm Thursday 16th November | 10am – 12pm Friday 17th November | 10am – 12pm Hypogeal is a type of germination that occurs underground […]

By October 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Art Life: South of the River | WARG

Art Life: South of the River | WARG

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I find myself sat in the back room of the Holbeck Working Men’s Club, Leeds United are playing at Elland Road whilst a small group of Norwegian fans down beer and sing songs in the other room. I am here for a presentation that will ignite a new project for […]

By February 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Art Life: South of the River | Welcome to My World

Art Life: South of the River | Welcome to My World

In January 2016 artist Ian Pepper began a project, commissioned by BasementArtsProject and supported by Leeds Inspired, to realise an exhibition that had at its core life in South Leeds. Between January and April, Pepper walked the streets of South Leeds photographing and interviewing people whilst documenting the area more generally. The images were then […]

By October 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
An invitation to take part in an art workshop

An invitation to take part in an art workshop

Wednesday 28 September 9.30am – 3.30pm Vale Circles Tunstall Road Beeston Leeds BasementArtsProject are working with artist Ian Pepper and Vale Circles to present a drawing, collage, and writing workshop on Wednesday 28 September at Vale Circles, Tunstall Road, Beeston. Ian staged an exhibition entitled A Feast of Beeston at BasmentArtsProject back in April of […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →