Thursday, November 05, 2009

how not to hang an art exhibition at The Wales M


how not to hang an art exhibition at The Wales Millennium Centre by Barrie J Davies 2009

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Barrie J Davies CV

BARRIE J DAVIES: Born In Milford Haven Pembrokeshire Wales 10th of September 1977

183A Kings Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Mob: +44 (0)7590 682142
web: www.barriejdavies.com Email:barrie@barriejdavies.com

EDUCATION

2004 - University of Wales Institute Cardiff – MA Fine Art
2000 - Southampton Institute – BA Hons Fine Art (Time Based Media)
1997 - Carmarthen College of Art and Design – Foundation Course

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 – “THE BARRIE J DAVIES SHOW” Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, England
2007 – "PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE STAIRS" Q Gallery, Narberth, Wales
2006 – "THE BALLAD OF BARRIE J" G39, Cardiff, Wales
2005 – "MAY CONTAIN NUTS" Oriel I Bawb, Snowdon Mill, Porthmadog, Wales
2005 – "BARRIE J DAVIES IS AN ARTIST" Fold Gallery, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England
2004 – "BLOW MY MONKEY" The Red Box Gallery, Ninian Road, Cardiff, Wales
2003 – "SERENDIPITY" The Circle Gallery, Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, Wales
2001 – "23 RPM" Haverfordwest Library Gallery, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
2000 – "CRIME SCENE" Project Milford, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales
1998 – "WORLDS MOST WANTED" Haverfordwest Community Centre, Pembrokeshire, Wales

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009 – “4 TO 7” Propeller Island Gallery, London, England (curated by Mark Mcgowan)
2008 – “CRASH WORSHIP” Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
2008 – “SHOWROOM” Coopers Arms, Aberystwyth, Wales
2008 – “IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME” G39 Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (curated by Anthony Shapland)
2008 – “NATIONAL ART COMPETITION” Angelus Gallery, Winchester, England
2007 – “BREAKPADS” THE Garej Artspace, Cardiff, Wales
2007 – “HAPPINESS” Oriel I Bawb, Snowdon Mill, Porthmadog, Wales
2007 – “PUNK” Galerie Lecocon, Hamberg, Germany
2007 – “PUNK” Ada Street Gallery, London, England
2007 – “SONIC ART EXPO” Plymouth, England
2007 – “ART IN IT” Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, Wales
2007 – “SOS Art Fair” Kings Road, Cardiff, Wales
2006 – “UNSAFE” Light House, Poole, England
2006 – “WHERE WERE @” Tactile Bosch Artspace, Cardiff, Wales
2006 – "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England
2006 – "FRED" Fold Gallery and various locations in and around Cumbria, England (curated by Steve Messem)
2006 – “EXHIBIT 27” The Museum of Temporary Art, Tubingen, Germany
2006 – "SURFACE" Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, Wales
2006 – "UNDERCOVER” Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, Wales
2006 – "WISH YOU WERE HERE!" Artshed, Ware, Herts, England
2005 – "MULTIPLEX 4" The Old Cinema Art Space, Hoxton, London, England
2005 – "SLICE 3" Chapter Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (curated by Alan Baynes and Andy Fung)
2005 – "MULTIPLEX 3" The Old Cinema Art Space, Hoxton, London, England
2005 – "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England
2005 – "THE WELSH CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2005" Oriel I Bawb, Porthmadog, Wales,
2005 – "MOBILE" Arena Gallery, Liverpool, England
2005 – "SUPER 8 STATION 2" Station Art space, Bristol, England
2005 – “OBSESSION” GALERI X, Istanbul, Turkey
2005 – "STATES OF UNION ?" Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2004 – "THE POST CARD SHOW" The Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England
2004 – "SLICE 2" Tactile Bosch Artspace, Llandaff North, Cardiff, Wales
2004 – "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England
2004 – "FLIM – FLAM" G39, Mill lane, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Anthony Shapland)
2004 – "JACUZI JUNTA" Chapter arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales
2004 – "PERFECTLY NORMAL" Tactile Bosch Artspace, Cardiff, Wales
2003 – "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England
2003 – "SLICE" Jacobs Market Art Space, Cardiff, Wales
2003 – "DRAWING, THE END OF THE LINE" Ecole Municipale de Dessin, Saint-lo, France
2003 – "CAERLEON ARTS FAIR" Artavia Gallery, Caerleon, Wales
2002 – "ART IN THE MARKET" Newport market Gallery, Newport, Wales
2002 – "SUMMER" Brooklyn Art Gallery, Cardiff Wales
2001 – "CHRISTMAS" InkSpot Arts and Crafts Centre Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
2000 – "ANONYMOUS" Southampton Institute Fine Art Degree show, Southampton, England
1998 – "ALCHEMY" St Mary’s Market, Southampton, England

SOLO PERFORMANCES, EVENTS, HAPPENINGS AND PROJECTS

2008 – THE PUB ART GROUP – an artist group to discuss art & ideas once a week in the Pen and Wig Pub in Cardiff
2007 – SUBEQUE – Book launch and performance, Cardiff
2007 – GAREJ – part of a group artist run art space gallery in Cardiff
2006 – MULTIPLY – A series of gold brick multiples for sale at Black Pug clothing store, Albany road, Cardiff
2005 – ON THE PISS – A happening / event/ pub crawl starting at the Tut and Shive Pub City Road Cardiff going to other pubs in Cardiff. Images of this event documented for Barrie J Davies Website. 27th may
2004 – THE MUSEUM OF NOTHINGNESS – Mail Art project collecting objects that people sent in the post that represent ‘nothing’, publicised in The Western Mail and AN magazine, Nov
2004 - GIVING YOU NOTHING – A badge art give away project at Tommy’s Bar, Howard Gardens, UWIC Cardiff, Apr
2003 – GIVE AWAY – a mail art project giving away free unframed abstract paintings to galleries & members of the public
2002 – "REJECTED: 2002 to Present" an on going collection project file of art gallery exhibition/project rejection letters.

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES

2007 – "BRAKE PADS" Curator of a mixed media group show at the Garej Art space Cardiff, Nov
2006 – "THE COUCH TRIP" curator and organiser of an exhibition of Video art in the lounge of a flat in Cardiff, Mar
2005 – “ALL WASHED UP!” curator and organiser of an exhibition of artwork in a Bathroom in Cardiff, Aug
2004 – Assistant Curator of "SLICE 2" Group Exhibition, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, Wales, Aug
2003 – Assistant Curator of "SLICE" Group Exhibition Jacobs Market, Cardiff – Nov

COMMISSIONS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCES

2007 – Nominated for Academi Welsh Book of the Year 2008 for “Subesque – The Art of Barrie J Davies”
2007 – Nominated for the Artes Mundi Prize
2006 – The Big Arts Week 2006 at Llanedyrn High School, Cardiff, Wales
2005 – The Red Box Gallery Award for The Baddest Painting
2005 – Quench Magazine – cover image

COLLECTIONS

University of Wales Institute of Cardiff
G39 Gallery, Cardiff

SELECTED CRITICAL REVIEWS, PUBLICATIONS, MEDIA AND PRESS COVERAGE

2008 – South Wales Echo, “Riding your bike” 13th June, p.23
2007 – Metro Magazine "An Art review" Brodie Lynons
2007 – “Subesque – The art of Barrie J Davies” published by Editions Martin (ISBN 978-0-9530-4924-0)
2007 – South Wales Echo, “Artists hope to draw in crowds” Jan 26th, p.4
2006 – “Surface” exhibition catalogue, Oriel Davies Gallery
2006 – “Show One of Each” exhibition catalogue, G39 Gallery
2006 – “Undercover” exhibition catalogue, Oriel Davies Gallery
2006 – Metro Magazine "An Art review" by Gordon Dalton, 18th Apr, p24
2005 – Cumberland & Westmorland Herald "Its all a matter of taste"6th Aug, p4
2005 – South Wales Echo, “Glass half empty for pub crawl record attempt” 28th may, p.3
2005 – Red Dragon FM “The Art Pub Crawl” 27th may
2005 – South Wales Echo, “Can this man organise a booze-up in a brewery?” 20th may, p.8
2005 – BBC Website “Live Art Pub Crawl” may
2005 – Quench Magazine “Artist or Knob Head?”, Vol 2 Issue 23, p.8 & p.9
2005 – "Obsession" Exhibition Catalogue CD ROM
2004 – The Western Mail "Hunt for something to prove nothing" 23rd Nov, p.14
2004 – MA fine Art Degree Show Catalogue,
2004 – S4C Television Documentary "Slay Maker" May 6th, 9.30pm
2003 – "Drawing, The end of the line" Exhibition Catalogue
2002 – Buzz Magazine - Feb
2001 – Buzz Magazine - Feb
2000 – Milford Mercury Newspaper "01 Gallery For Milford?" 21st July p. 7
2000 – Southampton Institute Fine Art Degree Show Catalogue

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

a poem about Barrie J Davies by Marcus Smith-Williamson

Barrie J Davies is an artist,
Barrie J Davies is not a plumber,
Barrie J Davies is not a collector of mice,
Barrie J Davies is making the tea,
Barrie J Davies is online,
Barrie J Davies is active,
Barrie J Davies is getting abottle of wine for later,
Barrie J Davies is making videos for you,
Barrie J Davies is making drawings on post it notes for them,
Barrie J Davies is your friend,
Barrie J Davies is not free,
Barrie J Davies is your driver,
Barrie J Davies is a collector of ideas,
Barrie J Davies is a salesman,
Barrie J Davies is a drinker of beer,
Barrie J Davies is is an eater of meat,
Barrie J Davies is making sandwiches,
Barrie J Davies is available for interview,
Barrie J Davies is self unemployed,
Barrie J Davies is not sleeping,
Barrie J Davies is on the phone,
Barrie J Davies is on email,
Barrie J Davies is typing words,
Barrie J Davies is a pain in the arse,
Barrie J Davies is single,
Barrie J Davies is clean,
Barrie J Davies is working on the magzine,
Barrie J Davies is still making the tea,
Barrie J Davies is working hard,
Barrie J Davies is on facebook,
Barrie J Davies is making lists,
Barrie J Davies is not skateboarding anymore,
Barrie J Davies is your mate,
Barrie J Davies is drinking red wine,
Barrie J Davies is not smoking anymore,
Barrie J Davies is not sleeping much,
Barrie J Davies is hungry,
Barrie J Davies is going for a long walk tommorrow,
Barrie J Davies is on myspace,
Barrie J Davies is on youtube,
Barrie J Davies is typing letters,
Barrie J Davies is making sounds with his mouth,
Barrie J Davies is an artist........................................

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

some music by Barrie J Davies

the following are some of the music that I have been making and putting on Youtube for you to listen to. I hope they are something different.





Monday, February 02, 2009

a drawing for london by Barrie J Davies

a drawing for london by Barrie J Davies, drawing performance at propeller island artspace kensington london 1st of february 2009















Sunday, August 17, 2008

the pub art group

I have set up me own art group which is going to meet once a week to get people together to drink beer, chat about art stuff, plan, collaborate, meet new people and hopefully do stuff.

the first meeting will be on the 18th of august in the pen and wig pub in cathays cardiff at about 6pm.

the group is open to all and open for writers, poets, artists, film maker, perfomers and any creative bods from any walk of life.

if you wanna join us the group is own facebook at the following address:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22403237763

barrie j davies is busy doing nothing

Monday, September 17, 2007

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Book
Library Shelf Location: 17.SHOW

Page(s): 64

Publication Date: July 2006

ISBN: 9780954181024


Authors: Anthony Shapland; Gordon Dalton; Julie Maldoom; Karen Ingham

Category: Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists

Format: Paperback

Languages: English; Welsh

Publisher: CTA

Related Artists: Barrie J Davies; Richard Robinson and Robert Bermingham; Sara Fletcher

URL: http://archive.balticmill.com/index.php?itemid=37930
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Subesque by Barrie J Davies

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Subesque
by Barrie J Davies



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Subesque is a new genre of art developed by Barrie J Davies. It has its roots in Dada, Surrealism and Conceptual Art. With wit and irony Barrie J Davies turns his eye and hand to the contemporary world. Over six hundred images.
Product Details:
Printed: 256 pages, 8.25" x 10.75", casewrap-hardcover binding, full-colour interior ink
ISBN: 978-0-9530-4924-0
Publisher: Editions martin
Copyright: © 2007 Barrie J Davies Standard Copyright License
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Edition: First Edition
Lulu Sales Rank: 559
Keywords:
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Saturday, January 27, 2007

the artist of the week is...

The artist of the week is Jill Bird. jill is video artist and her work is great.

her website is http://www.jillartbird.com/

check it out!

Monday, January 22, 2007

save our studio

SAVE OUR STUDIO
Have you ever heard of the Affordable Art Fair in London? Well if not, it’s an opportunity to experience art on a grand scale covering many mediums at affordable prices.
Now picture this on a reduced scale in Cardiff with a select amount of artists plus the fact that proceeds will help a local art scene survive.
For over ten years Kings Road Artists Studio has existed in Pontcanna. It has been the base for many artists, and still houses just under twenty. Nearly all these artists show nationally and some internationally. So the opportunity to purchase a piece of work by artists at this stage of their career is an opportunity not worth missing. Why an Art Fair? Well, the studio has experienced costs that are beyond our immediate means. Hence SOS has evolved as a means of survival. An event night will take place in a location just opposite ‘Pontcanna-Pine’ (on the other side of the road via an orange gate.) The evening will have live music plus the chance to meet some of Pontcanna-based artists. The main part of the event will be the chance to bid for a piece of artwork for your home or business. Friday 2nd February - 6pm - onwardsSaturday 3rd February - 11am - 4pm Entrance to this unique event is just £1.

For any further information contact:
Alan Rees-Baynes Tel: 07971 530 287
Email:janereesbaynes@ntlworld.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

kings road studios
183 kings road pontcanna
cardiff
wales
uk

Monday, January 15, 2007

The Urban Improvement project by Barrie J Davies

The urban landscape can be an uncomfortable place to live amongst these days, consisting of hard concrete covered with graffiti, uncomfortable street seating, dingy phone boxes, ugly bus stops and smelly toilets. The artist Barrie J Davies has come along to help with these problems with a series of improving possible installations. The following artwork explore these ideas in site specific way to hope make that experience a much easier one for his fellow man.



The following are photographs of these interventionist installations



That were made around Cardiff in January 2007







Air freshner in Public phone box installation




Air freshner in Public phone box installation










Air freshner in Public phone box installation






carpet in Public phone box Installation






Toilet Freshner installation in public Toilet


more information about This project will be available at


www.barriejdavies.com




Monday, November 13, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Where We're @ exhibition at tactile bosch artspace Llandaff north Cardiff

Where We're @ exhibition at tactile bosch artspace Llandaff north Cardiff featuring:

Jo Berry, James Charlton, Barrie J Davies, Bryce Davies, Nathan Ford, Simon Griffiths, Athena Ioannidou, Andy Fung, Lindsey Leven, Alan Rees-Baynes, Philippa Robbins, Alun Rosser, Shayne Sawyer, Hannah Truran, Brian Watkins, Rosie Edwards, Tom Goddard, Becky Hardy, Faya Lloyd, Jayne Madox, Sian Williams, Becky Witmore.

Preview friday 17th nov 2006 7pm


Unlike the ocean that we know as the internet, where communication is as deep or as shallow as you wish to delve, and the limits are there are no limits, Where We're @ has come about from no chat room or long range email, rather several meetings face to face. We are not trying to deny the worth of the internet, but all the artists involved in this show do have one connection. That connection is the Kings Road Artist's Studio. Within this building all the networking for this show and each artist has a link to Kings Road. This closeness does mean that most of the artists are aware of each others work on an intimate level. The work chosen by each artist will be a recent piece that they are currently working on, hence Where We're @, but although so far there has been a reluctance to acknowledge the internet superhighway, each artist will be represented by their email address taking this intimate beginning on towards its next stage into the many increasing lanes of that highway.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

David Charles Williams Artist of the week

This weeks artist of the week as nominated by Barrie J Davies
is
David charles williams
you can check out more of his work at

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Barrie J Davies feed back survey form about filling in stupid forms

“The Barrie J Davies feed back survey form about filling in stupid forms that have no meaning and will have no relevance if you make the answers up or not, but you fill them in anyway”

1. Name (made up one):

2. You live in a:

3. Name two Things that make you laugh:

4. Name five things that you keep in your pockets:

5. Describe what did you dreamt about last night?:

6. Name your favourite Artist:

7. Do you like chips?

8. If you found a pound coin would you keep it?

9. Pepsi or Coca Cola?

10. Are you telling the truth?

11. Why are you filling this form in?

12. Would you consider yourself an artist?

13. Do you have an I.Q of 100 or over?

14. Are you trying to give up smoking?

15. Are you In Love?

16. Boyzone or Take That ?

17. Have you ever owned a hamster and what was its name?

18. Do you stand on the cracks on the Pavement?

19. Do you consider yourself to be happy Person?

20. Do you make a good cup of tea?

21. Can you bothered to fill in any more answers?

22. Did you watch any television last night?


Thank you for filling in this form

All answers will have no relevance what so ever on the future of the universe as this has been a complete waste of your time, but did you enjoy it ?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

a review of the artwork of Barrie J Davies by Richard Higlett

Every artist was first an amateur’ When I look at the work of Barrie J. Davies, I am reminded of this quote by the American author and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (*1). The word amateur has attracted a stigma in modern society and I need to stress this reference is not a criticism of his practise. Experience has lead me to release the better you are at something the less you are able to do it. For example, say you are good at metal fabrication, over time you maybe promoted to a management position or if you are a sculpture the work becomes bigger or your workload increases so you need to employ staff, all taking you further from what you are best at as you enter the realm of the professional. (Here I would argue not because you are good just more efficient, this is something was can discuss another day…..) Barrie J. Davies is autonomous. His spontaneous graphic style is from the land of the biro, marker pen and correction fluid. It resists the pull of the computer and the homogenisation that accompanies it use. He operates as social observer, creating works that convey a sense that he is continuously analysing the relationship with the written word and the image as a form of visual device, while interpreting his immediate, city environment. Like all artists, to a greater or lesser extent, his work is a reflection of his personally. When he makes a statement such as ‘ Barrie J. Davies is an artist’ it can also be read like a question, while not a statement attempting to justify his worth as an artist or as a statement of ego. Like the perennial ‘is it art?’ phrase, it has no definitive response. This potential for a conceptual reading to his work is balanced by an aesthetic which could currently be referred to as ‘low-fi’ but it is not the result of a pre-determined intention to make work from everyday, common place materials but more a result of what is to hand and resonant to his working environment. Like the amateur he remains very close to his work, a singular voice remaining with what he is best at, producing work in many mediums that is humorous, essentially optimistic, an extension of the self and the way only he sees it. Ref: (1). From Letters and Social Aims: Progress of Culture, 1876 by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) Richard Higlett 7th August 2006

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Barrie J Davies at the Fold Gallery kirkby stephen Cumbia 5th - 27th Aug 2005

Barrie J Davies at the Fold Gallery kirkby stephen Cumbia 5th - 27th Aug 2005

Barrie J Davies is an Artist

A one-man show by Cardiff artist Barrie J Davies.

Rather than pigeonhole himself as a painter, sculptor, interventionist, illusionist, binge drinker, or conceptualist, Barrie J Davies is an Artist. Barrie takes the logical approach that as an artist everything he does, by default, must be art. Taking mundane objects like post-it notes or piles of coins he transforms them into works of art, mostly by saying they are.
In his first solo show outside of his hometown, this exhibition takes a light-hearted look at the everyday object. His “Sculpture to fit a gap between the floor and the ceiling” is essentially a pile of empty beer from the floor to the ceiling. ‘Bad painting’ and ‘Unlimited Edition Print’ are in fact, just that.
‘Rejected’ on the other hand is an impressive work in progress – a file of rejection letters from the worlds’ greatest art establishments: The Tate Gallery, Charles Saatchi, the Guggenheim. They’re all there. In rejecting Barrie’s proposals they are unwittingly participating in the same project and is our first hint at substance behind the work. On closer inspection the other works reveal a hidden layer of subtext and commentary on urban artists struggle to redefine their territory. The mundane and everyday rebranded as art as if the tag of Art elevates its status. Barrie's work questions whether that is necessarily so Is art really that much better than selotape?
Barrie describes his work as “..Hovering between something, nothing and everything.” There’s certainly no trick of the light with his work. It’s more of a ‘Ronseal’ approach to art – it does exactly what is says on the tin; only with tongue firmly embedded in cheek. Through his use of entertainment he manages to question the whole notion of what we look for in art and the power of the gallery space to transform the viewers’ perceptions. Whether we perceive something to be good art is after all, just a matter of taste.

Barrie j davies From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barrie j davies
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BARRIE J DAVIES: Born In Milford Haven Pembrokeshire Wales 10th of September 1977
The work of Barrie J Davies ranges from the use of various media playing with meanings, images, objects and texts to create possible new fictions and reality to reassess the world and space around us through the guise of language and displacement. Humour is the catalyst in which is manipulated to help guide the work to possible understandings.
EDUCATION 2004 - University of Wales Institute Cardiff – MA Fine Art 2000 - Southampton Institute – BA Hons Fine Art (Time Based Media) 1997 - Carmarthen College of Art and Design – Foundation Course
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2006 – "THE BALLAD OF BARRIE J" G39, Cardiff, Wales 2005 – "MAY CONTAIN NUTS" Oriel I Bawb, Snowdon Mill, Porthmadog, Wales 2005 – "BARRIE J DAVIES IS AN ARTIST" Fold Gallery, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England 2004 – "BLOW MY MONKEY" The Red Box Gallery, Ninian Road, Cardiff, Wales 2003 – "SERENDIPITY" The Circle Gallery, Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, Wales 2001 – "23 RPM" Haverfordwest Library Gallery, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales 2000 –"CRIME SCENE" Project Milford, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales 1998 – "WORLDS MOST WANTED" Haverfordwest Community Centre, Pembrokeshire, Wales
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2006 – "WISH YOU WERE HERE!" Artshed, Ware, Herts, England 2005 – "MULTIPLEX 4" The Old Cinema Art Space, Hoxton, London, England 2005 – "SLICE 3" Chapter Art Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (curated by Alan Baynes and Andy Fung) 2005 – "MULTIPLEX 3" The Old Cinema Art Space, Hoxton, London, England 2005 – "SECRET" The Royal College of Art, London, England 2005 – "THE WELSH CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2005" Oriel I Bawb, Porthmadog, Wales, 2005 – "MOBILE" Arena Gallery, Liverpool, England 2005 – "SUPER 8 STATION 2" Station Art space, Bristol, England 2005 – “OBSESSION” GALERI X, Istanbul, Turkey 2005 – "STATES OF UNION ?" Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland 2004 – "THE POST CARD SHOW" The Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England 2004 – "SLICE 2" Tactile Bosch Artspace, Llandaff North, Cardiff, Wales 2004 – "FLIM – FLAM" G39, Mill lane, Cardiff, Wales (Curated by Anthony Shapland) 2004 – "PERFECTLY NORMAL" Tactile Bosch Artspace, Cardiff, Wales 2003 – "SLICE" Jacobs Market Art Space, Cardiff, Wales 2003 – "DRAWING, THE END OF THE LINE" Ecole Municipale de Dessin, Saint-lo, France 2003 – "CAERLEON ARTS FAIR" Artavia Gallery, Caerleon, Wales 2002 – "ART IN THE MARKET" Newport market Gallery, Newport, Wales 2002 – "SUMMER" Brooklyn Art Gallery, Cardiff Wales 2001 – "CHRISTMAS" InkSpot Arts and Crafts Centre Gallery, Cardiff, Wales 2000 – "ANONYMOUS" Southampton Institute Fine Art Degree show, Southampton, England 1998 – "ALCHEMY" St Mary’s Market, Southampton, England
SOLO PERFORMANCES, EVENTS, HAPPENINGS AND PROJECTS 2005 – “ON THE PISS” A happening / event/ pub crawl starting at the Tut and Shive pub City Road Cardiff going to other pubs in Cardiff. Images of this event documented for Barrie J Davies Website. 27th may 2004 – "THE MUSEUM OF NOTHINGNESS" Mail Art project collecting objects that represent ‘nothing’, publicised in The Western Mail and AN magazine, Nov 2003 – “THE GREAT NATIONAL GIVE AWAY” a mail art project giving away free unframed abstract paintings to galleries and members of the public 2002 – "REJECTED: 2002 to Present" an on going collection project file of art gallery rejection letters.
CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES 2006 – "THE COUCH TRIP" curator and organiser of an exhibition of Video art in the lounge of a flat in Cardiff, Mar 2005 – “ALL WASHED UP!” curator and organiser of an exhibition of artwork in a Bathroom in Cardiff, Aug
COMMISSIONS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCES 2005 – The Red Box Gallery Award for The Baddest Painting 2005 – Quench Magazine – cover image
SELECTED CRITICAL REVIEWS, MEDIA AND PRESS COVERAGE 2005 – Cumberland & Westmorland Herald "Its all a matter of taste"6th Aug, p4 2005 – South Wales Echo, “Glass half empty for pub crawl record attempt” 28th may, p.3 2005 – Red Dragon FM “The Art Pub Crawl” 27th may 2005 – South Wales Echo, “Can this man organise a booze-up in a brewery?” 20th may, p.8 2005 – BBC Website “Live Art Pub Crawl” may 2005 – Quench Magazine “Artist or Knob Head?”, Vol 2 Issue 23, p.8 & p.9 2004 – The Western Mail "Hunt for something to prove nothing" 23rd Nov, p.14 2005 – "Obsession" Exhibition Catalogue CD ROM 2004 – MA fine Art Degree Show Catalogue, 2004 – S4C Television Documentary "Slay Maker" May 6th, 9.30pm 2003 – "Drawing, The end of the line" Exhibition Catalogue 2001 – Buzz Magazine - Feb 2000 – Milford Mercury Newspaper "01 Gallery For Milford?" 21st July p. 7 2000 – Southampton Institute Fine Art Degree Show Catalogue
THE WORK OF THE ARTIST BARRIE J. DAVIES
Once upon a time there was an conceptual artist born in ye old Pembrokeshire, Wales, called Barrie J Davies.
Barrie J Davies is an artist who has anarchically explored the absurdity of contemporary life working in his paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, films, drawings, performance works, publications, badges, posters, signs, public interventions and written works. He has exhibited his old unframed abstract paintings on paper and sold them for one pound each. He organised an art pub crawl called "on the piss" designed as a focus for getting people together to talk about art while going out for a night around the pubs in Cardiff. Documentation of this event was posted on his website barriejdavies.com and for the people that came along they were each given a limited edition badge which said "on the piss with Barrie J Davies". He has made a 'liberating' video work of releasing yellow bath-time ducks on to a lake alongside real ducks and swans to explore the man-made world against the natural world. He has set up the world's first "Museum of Nothingness", a project designed to collect and preserve objects in a briefcase to which the public has donated to represent their idea of 'nothing' and 'nothingness'. He has made many word and text based drawings and paintings which explore the ideas of contemporary art and its limitations. He has put up temporary text based signs and posters around the city of Cardiff to explore the confusion that we face in moving around in our daily lives. They have been documented as photographs. He has sold some artworks on Ebay when he has been strapped for cash. He has organised an exhibition of art works by other artists in the bathroom of his flat, called "All Washed up!". He has exhibited his collection of rejection letters from galleries for a ongoing project called "Rejected". This file of letters runs from 2002 to the present day. Another one of his projects was to introduce the "Unlimited Print" which is an unlimited edition, ink on A4 paper print (2004), which is available to download free from his website barriejdavies.com as a word document.
The artwork of Barrie J Davies explores the funny and the stupid things of life that make us laugh or get in the way or just get on our nerves or even make us fall over; they are always completely off the wall.
for all other information go to http://www.barriejdavies.com
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The Barrie J Davies Ultimate Crap Music Album compact disc

“The Barrie J Davies Ultimate Crap Music Album compact disc”

This album could be a waste of money to buy, the waste of a compact disc and even a waste of time. Even the cover looks like it was designed by a U grade GCSE art student.

Making an album of musical tracks for many deejays and musicians is usually based on style, tunes, beats, timing, grooves, hype and lyrical content.

But the artist Barrie J Davies presents his premiere album of music and sonic art outside these contexts.

This album of eighteen tracks brings together the lo-fi psychedelic punk disco sounds from the gutter of the mind of Barrie J Davies to his public.

With songs about honey nut cornflakes, boredom, singing on the toilet, a computer turning off and why won’t Charles Saatchi buy his artwork.

This album, as stated in its title might be complete crap, but the artist Barrie J Davies does not care; it’s about getting things off his chest, voicing his ideas, hopes and fears but with a car boot sale techno disco beat.

This album is available from his bedroom recording label called
Barrie J Davies Home Tape Recordings and it is not available in shops because of its weird odd rare content, but it’s only available for sale on eBay to collectors of the weird and wonderful crap to enjoy.

Each copy of this album is signed and dated by the artist Barrie J Davies

“The Barrie J Davies Ultimate Crap Music Album”

Available on eBay now!

“If you have any brian cells you will spend your money on a pint of beer!” Harry the bin man of Roath

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Barrie J Davies "on the piss" art pub crawl happening event in may 2005

I have been posting some of my video work on the youtube.com
if you have interest here is one of my videos. enjoy.

this video is based on the
"on the piss" art pub crawl happening event in may 2005



Thursday, July 27, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

"Surface" at the oriel davies gallery

Surface
12 August - 30 September 2006

more Barrie J Davies fun can be seen at this show "surface"
coming to you soon at the wonderful oriel davies gallery

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Barrie J Davies artist statement

Humour + observations + art + confusion + nothing + fun + freedom = The artwork of Barrie J Davies

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Barrie J Davies at the Oriel Davies Open 2006

for more crazyness!
check
out
the

Oriel Davies Open 2006
"Undercover"
Oriel Davies Open

24 June - 5 August 2006
with
some work
by
Barrie J Davies

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Art Gallery Nudes

A couple goes to an art gallery.
They find a picture of a naked women with only her privates covered with leaves.
The wife doesn't like it and moves on but the huband keeps looking.
The wife asks, "What are you waiting for?"
The husband replies, "Autumn."

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The artist of the week is.....................

To those who do not know the work of artist Richard Dedomenici check out www.dedomenici.com as he is the artist of the week.

Richard Dedomenici is a one-man subversive think-tank primarily dedicated to the development and implementation of innovative strategies designed to undermine accepted belief systems and topple existing power structures.By approaching the limits of conventionally acceptable behaviour, Richard Dedomenici's poetic acts of low-grade civil disobedience forcibly ask pertinent questions of society, while his subtle anarcho-surrealist interventions create the kind of uncertainty that leads to possibility.

Monday, April 03, 2006

"So what's he like … this Barrie J. Davies?" by julie Mahoney

It's been a hard day.
I hate the world.
Snarling, I stumble through the front door and slump into a chair ready for someone to bite.
I glance through the kitchen window and along the garden wall hundreds of smiley pebble faces grin back at me: it's Barrie's new Pebbles on Acid art project! The corners of my mouth curl upwards and I spring up to put the kettle on, listen to my latest CD, wonder what's in the fridge.
In a parallel universe the other me - the one who didn't throw in her lot with conceptual (i.e. eccentric and penniless) artist Barrie J. Davies - finds it hard to transcend the tedium of everyday life and is the poorer for it.

This is what I'm explaining to a girlfriend - whose choice of partner has been more, er, conventional - as her eyes investigate our kitchen.
She stares over my shoulder. I look round to our pots and pans hanging from a rail. Amongst them dangles a bright yellow cap with 'THINKING' printed on it.
"Y'know … thinking cap," I say. "Barrie's … he calls it Headwear for Conceptualists."
She nods without meaning it while her fingers absent-mindedly fiddle with something they found on the kitchen surface. I watch as she becomes aware of the miniature jam jar in her hand. She lifts it up to read the scribbled replacement label.
I remember Barrie's eyes lighting up when I brought the jam home from a residential conference. He ate its contents - raspberry - and filled the pot with something quite different.
My friend's lips mouth Shaved Remains of an IKEA Pencil and then, as I fully expect, her brow furrows and her nose wrinkles up.
She drops the artwork onto the Formica as if she might catch something from it.
I can't think of an excuse - so I invite her into the lounge.
(In the passageway, our cat's appearance distracts her attention away from a huge fluorescent canvas sporting '£1,000,000' in 4' black numerals.)
Entering the lounge, she points to the wall. "Well, I suppose Barbara Cartland fans would like it," and smirks at her own joke.
I manage a chuckle and invite her to take a seat. Should I say that the 8' by 4' oblong of candy-pink fluffy material is actually called Painting for Barbara Cartland?
Well, I don't and we chat about this and that.
While we're talking, her eyes keep travelling to a small box frame on the wall. During a lull, she cranes her neck towards it. I scrutinise her face, side-on, as she sees a single matchstick and underneath the hand-written words 'if you don't like this drawing, you know what to do'.
Her head jerks back and she touches her hair. An instant later, though, she's laughing in spite of herself. "Actually," she concedes, "I have to admit, that's rather good."
I nod - maybe she's getting it, after all?
The subject changes to Valentine's Day and she can't wait to tell me about receiving a dozen red roses from her beau.
Eventually, she asks the inevitable and I present to her a child's red plastic bucket with a large hole cut out of the side.
She takes it from me as if it's radioactive.
I say, "It's called Endless Love," and wait.
Lost for a moment, she runs a finger round the hole tracing the shape of a heart.
I think her eyes well up.
"Ah … now that's very special," she says and smiles at me.
She's finally got it.

The Barrie J Davies photobucket

Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Ballad of Barrie J

Launching g39’s new season of solo exhibitions is perhaps one of the most contested contemporary artists coming out of Wales today. Through his prolific scribblings, cartoons, astute observations and humorous commentaries, Barrie J Davies dismantles our understanding of the term’ artist’ and in its place he has refashioned a persona whose mantra “Barrie J Davies is an artist” plays over and over in the background of his world. We are presented with an abundance of works that appear to have been quickly dashed off: biro cartoons, subversive signs felt-tipped and opportunistically taped in public places, everyday objects appropriated in a comedic manner. Barrie’s practice comprises a number of lo-fi strategies for conveying apparently inconsequential thoughts or throwaway witticisms – and perhaps that’s all they are. Or perhaps collectively they are saying something larger and more complex about the value of art and nature of being an artist. Barrie’s work conveys deliberately low production values. It doesn’t even appear to be revealing any great truth about the human condition. Has g39 been hoodwinked into a great con, drawn in by the repetitious slogan “Barrie J Davies is an artist”? Or is there something else going on here?In a photograph of a residential street a felt-tipped note in front of a pile of back bin bags warns ‘Public artwork. Do not touch’. Taken in isolation, this confidently plays with a prevailing public opinion of contemporary art and also references existing works by well-known artists, including Ceal Floyer and Gavin Turk. As a whole, Barrie’s practice seems to be suggesting that the Artist’s role in society is solitary, an outsider, whose purpose is never cut-and-dried, and that generally the Artist’s lot is not a happy one.The Ballad of Barrie J runs from Saturday 8th April to Saturday 6th May.g39 is open Wednesday - Saturday 11-5.30 (please note that the exhibition will be closed on 14th and 15th April for the Easter Weekend).

http://www.g39.org

Monday, March 27, 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

some even more artwork by the artist Barrie J Davies 2006

"a prudential photograph" 2006

"I drawing" 2005
for more information about the life and work of the artist barrie j davies go to
www.barriejdavies.com

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

some paintings by the artist barrie j davies

"a sucessful painting"
2006

"closing down painting" 2006


"painting of a painting" 2005

"writing painting" 2006


"painting i believe in" 2006


"broken Painting" 2006


"important painting" 2006


"another painting" 2006

for more information about the life and work of the artist barrie j davies go to
www.barriejdavies.com

Saturday, February 25, 2006

some barrie j davies internet links

The follow are some internet resources on the artist barrie j davies
for more information about the life and work of the artist barrie j davies go to
www.barriejdavies.com

the couch trip video art festival 2006 Curated by Barrie J. Davies


the couch trip
International Video Art Festival 2006

An exhibition of video artwork in the living room of a ground floor flat by:

Neale Howells, Tessa Garland, Kye Wilson, Ian Nesbitt,
Donald Bousted, Joseph Duffy, Lucy Stevens, Eva Olsson,
Jonas Nilsson, William West, Germaine Smith, John Hall,
Julie Mahoney, Martin Hamblen, Bradley Hogan,
Tom Goddard, Taymar Whyte and Barrie J Davies

Curated by Barrie J. Davies

11th March 2006 7pm to 10pm

The living room @ 93B Diana Street, Roath, Cardiff Wales UK, CF24 4TT

INFO: 07910474720
for more information about the life and work of the artist barrie j davies

Friday, February 24, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Gold Bricks by Barrie J Davies

This is a "gold brick sculpture" by the artist barrie j davies
and they are available to buy at the black pug clothing store on albany road cardiff wales uk
check the black pug website at

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The Best Indian Restaurant In The World !


The artist Barrie J Davies
would like to recommend.......

The Best Indian Restaurant In The World !

THE TANDOORI MAHAL RESTAURANT

98 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff, Wales, UK
it is worth a visit !

some artwork by the artist Barrie J Davies

"a painting of words" 2006
oil paint on board
"nothing Special painting" 2005
Household paint on board

"a possible religious painting" 2005
oil paint on board

"lottery ticket drawing" 2005
ink on lottery ticket

" every day another drawing" installation
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