What They Didn't Teach You in Art School

4 May 2018

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2pm 4th May

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Brewery Tap

Folkestone, United Kingdom


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Uncovered and Threads DIY Gallery are excited to invite Rosalind Davis to discuss her book "What They Didn't Teach You At Art School'


Rosalind Davis in association with Uncoverd and Theads present a practical, discursive, insightful and instructive talk to help students, new graduates and artists at any stage of their careers begin to understand the practical and philosophical aspects of an art career 

As an artist pursuing a career after art school you will be in a constant state of development personally and professionally as you negotiate all the aspects of building a career in the art world. It is imperative to be active and engaged in developing, directing and promoting that career. 

Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist.. There are also many types of art worlds, and different hierarchies in which an artist͛s career may operate. It is important to consider what you would like your own art world to be and how you can build a sustainable practice within the art world that encourages and nurtures you. 

There are no prescribed or straightforward career paths for an artist and there are no golden tickets. This talk is about giving you the tools, to empower and encourage you to be inventive and entrepreneurial in your career as well as with your art. … make thriving as an artist a more tangible and realistic possibility. 

Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). She was appointed permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery in 2016 and all her exhibitions have been reviewed and covered by Art Top 10; ͚Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated.͛ Davis has developed and directed two innovative artists arts organizations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (ZAP 2012-15) and Core Gallery (2009-11,) based in South East London. Independent co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC). 

Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn͛t teach you at art school͛ commissioned by Octopus Books which is internationally distributed across the world and has written a number of articles for a-n and other arts publications. As an educator she lectures at universities, galleries and organisations across the country including the RCA, Goldsmiths, The ICA, Camden Arts Centre, UAL, and Artquest. She has also been an Ambassador and curatorial mentor for UK Young Artists. (2016) 

As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally in a wide range of galleries and has had a number of solo shows in London: the Bruce Castle Museum (2013); John Jones Project Space; Julian Hartnoll Gallery (2009); The Residence Gallery (2007) and The Stephen Lawrence Centre. Selected group exhibitions have been at the Courtauld Institute; Arthouse1; Standpoint Gallery; Transition Gallery; The Roundhouse; Phoenix Brighton; APT Gallery; the Lion and Lamb Gallery; The ING Discerning Eye; the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize. Her work is held in a number of private and public collections including Soho House. 

Recent press has included an article in Wall Street International, Assemblage, The Art Side of Life and Post Conceptual Painting. See recent articles here. @rosalinddavis @rosalindnldavis

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