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 | 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

Art Life: South of the River | The Soft Rains of England and Forgotten Spaces at BasementArtsProject

March saw the beginning of, not only the 2018 programme at BasementArtsProject, but also the beginning of our eighth year as an arts organisation based at the heart of South Leeds. Whilst we may be small in scale our ambitions are somewhat larger. For seven years now we have been

Art Life : South of the River | The Way You Are is The Way You Are (The Soft Rains of England)

On Friday 16th March 2018 BasementArtsProject sees the return of Sohail Khan, this time in the guise of the Curator. Through the figure of the Curator, Khan has created a character that represents the cultural heritage of the artist, institutions and establishment; along the way he provides an interpretation of his