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.

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 /

Art Life: South of the River | Family Funday Crafternoon

Julie Parkinson is a self-taught artist, currently in her final year of study for BA Hons Art Enterprise at Leeds City College. Parkinson’s practice has both a functional aspect creating dinner sets, glassware, vases etcetera . . . whilst also creating large scale interactive installations based around themes of mental

Art Life: South of the River | Mellifluous Arcana by Paul Walsh

After many years of working as a senior professional in the field of information science, Paul Walsh became frustrated by a job which he perceived to “produce nothing”. From this frustration came a period quite literally in the wilderness working as an environmental conservationist before finally returning indoors, and into

Art Life: South of the River | A Beeston Gateway

Having opened my previous article for South Leeds Life with a latin phrase this time I turn my attention to the French phrase avant-garde, or in English the Advance Guard. The origin of the term is a military one indicating a body of soldiers preceding and making preparations for the

Art Life: South of the River | On the Trail of a Public Artwork (and a new exhibition)

Parum Potentes Glandes Quercus (From Little Acorns Mighty Oaks grow) Much art is presented as a fait accompli. It is no coincidence that in the world of music we are only shown the making process once the finished article has been accepted as seminal. In this way we are encouraged