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: 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

FREE LUNCH at BasementArtsProject this Thurs. BOOK NOW

Over the last twelve months BasementArtsProject has been working with four artists whose ages range from 21 – 61. The project has been an educational experience for everyone involved, including myself as curator and project manager, and is still ongoing. On The Corner is a project that involves five individual

Art Life: South of the River | Looking at the future of BasementArtsProject and its place in Beeston

2019 will see BasementArtsProject presenting a series of exhibitions that takes the global aspect of art and pulls the focus to centre on the wealth of international talent that resides amongst us.

Art Life: South of the River | Claire Bentley-Smith. Unmanaged Reproach

BasementArtsProject continues it’s 2019 programme of exhibitions and events with a new exhibition that focuses on a new body of work that explores issues surrounding inner city life in the 21st Century in relation to the lived experience of the artist herself. Come and join us on Friday 17th May at 7:30pm for a first look at this new exhibition.

Art Life: South of the River | On The Corner with BasementArtsProject

The corner was our Rock of Gibraltar, our Stonehenge Our Taj Mahal, our monument Our testimonial to freedom, to peace, and to love Down on the corner The Corner | Common & The Last Poets  Songwriters: Abiodun Oyewole / Kanye Omari West / Leon Moore / Lonnie Rashid Lynn /