Author: 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.

BasementArtsProject present My Kingdom For A Croissant: an exhibition by Nicholas Vaughan

This raucous collision of ideas inspired by theme parks, Brexit, Gulliver’s Travels and all overseen by Mayor Larry from Jaws, looks at cultural and racial stereotypes and how migration and racism have become key players in the ongoing culture wars.

10 Years of BasementArtsProject | Celebrate by taking part

On Friday 2 April 2021 BasementArtsProject turned 10 years old. Our first ever project was ‘This Is Our House‘ by artist Kimbal Bumstead. As we threw open our kitchen door on that warm April evening 10 years ago, little did we know that we would be creating a project in

BasementArtsProject: View From The Corner – Notes On A Pandemic 3

It is funny how opinions change based on situations. Not for any reason other than sometimes things happen that allow people to take a different perspective. A recent poll in The Times suggests an interesting viewpoint on what is considered useful during a pandemic. The top five non-essential jobs ran

BasementArtsProject: View From The Corner – Notes On A Pandemic 2 (Night)

The stillness of a pandemic night is unnerving having spent seventeen of my twenty years in Leeds ‘On The Corner’ of Tunstall and Dewsbury Road. Where once the sound of car engines being gunned at the junction, bowel juddering bass from others sat with engines idling outside the garage, arguing

BasementArtsProject: View From The Corner – Notes On A Pandemic 1

We are, as a rule, a social species and the idea of isolating oneself, or even a family group, away from the rest of society for an indefinite period of time is probably one of the cruelest requests that could be made of many people. Even the most anti-social behaviour is at it’s heart a social act; rarely do people set out to behave badly on their own, more often than not there is a pack instinct that draws people together based on shared values