David Morgan-Davies

Category: exhibition

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I’m very pleased to have had ‘Above the line’ selected for this years RWA’s Annual Open exhibition.

‘Above the Line’ is a 26″ x 40″ floating Giclée print, aluminium dibond mounted. It is available as part of an edition of 10.

The exhibition runs from 24 November 2013 – 26 January 2014.

For more details visit the RWA website

I’m so pleased to have been selected to show at this years National Eisteddfod of Wales.  Being born in Wales with a Welsh father but growing up in England means I don’t speak Welsh or have a Welsh accent.  However I feel, and am very proud to be Welsh.

The Eisteddfod runs from 2 – 10 August just outside Denbigh, Denbighshire, North Wales

I am showing three pieces: Up in the air, Heavy Weather II and Haven (see below), which I have not shown before.



Following my show Lost in Transition at the Searchers Gallery in May I am excited to be joining The Searchers group of artists back at the gallery in August for ‘Tumbleweed’; the first in a series of group shows in Bristol the South West & London.

13-28 August 2013
The Searchers Group of Artists

An exhibition of painting, drawing, collage, ceramic, sculpture & photography

Stephen Buckeridge | Dave Morgan-Davies | Tony Eastman | Michael Hayter | Brendan Lancaster | Stuart Low | Joe Tymkow | Alexander Korzer-Robinson | Maggie Royle | Ruth Piper | Jess Woodrow

Preview: Tuesday 13 August 6-9pm

Tumbleweed v2


The Searchers contemporary ‘One Year Gallery Project’ was opened in Bristol by practicing artist and exhibition maker Ruth Piper in September 2012. The gallery program focus’s on a rich seam of contemporary art in all its forms, providing a commercial venue with curated shows including artists from Bristol and London; in particular those whose work side steps fashion and conveys a deeply felt personal engagement with their materials and subject matter.

It was John Ford’s classic western ‘The Searchers’ that inspired the title for the gallery. Obsessive and curious by nature artists travel alone, searching through unfamiliar territory, hoping for fresh insights & new configurations.

Here’s a short film which documents the show with a soundtrack by the Lund Quartet:

Lost in Transition from David Morgan-Davies on Vimeo.


The solo exhibition ‘Lost in Transition’ at the Searchers Contemporary in Bristol represented a distillation of a thousand images of land and sea taken during a recent residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall. Through photography and film the exhibition explores the relationship between the land, sea and sky, specifically the transitions between those three elements.
DMD Searchers contemporary invite


Very pleased to have had  ‘City Rising i’ selected for the RWA’s Autumn exhibition, and more than happy to have won the Louise Copping Fine Art Award.

‘City Rising i’ is a floating Giclee print, aluminium dibond mounted / 40″ x 26″.  The image was not shot in Tuscany, it’s Bristol!

The exhibition runs from Sunday 21st October until Sunday 30 December 2012.

For more details check the RWA website


I’m really pleased to be showing my Heavy Weather series in Margate this August

2 August to 9 August 2012

Private View Friday 3rd from 6-9pm
Opening times 11am-4pm daily.

The Pie Factory Gallery
5 Broad Street,

7th July – 1st September 2012
Private view – Friday 6th July at 6pm

The Grant Bradley Gallery
1 St Peters Court
Bedminster Parade
Bristol BS3 4AQ
0117 9637 673






‘another world’ triptych (floating acrylic Giclee prints), Dave Morgan-Davies


New Visions II showcases the work of established and emerging artists following a rigorous and competitive selection process. The collection represents a wonderfully diverse and inspirational range of work from all disciplines. Lesser known artists exhibit alongside established and professional artists in this well loved, high profile Bristol gallery. Each artist brings their own unique vision and style allowing the viewer to explore a rich collection where different means and modes of representing life and the world are explored.


Alec Jackson, Alice Brazier, Angie Kenber, Anna Warsop, Beverley Greig, Bronwen Grover, Chris Hibbard, Clara Rooney, Clare Isaacs, Cliff Hanley, Cordelia Hutchison, Christine Saville, Dave Morgan-Davies, Ellen Morgan, Estelle Browne, Francoise Brindle, Goff Danter, Graham Williams, Henry Love, Jane Hall, Jenny Tylden-Wright, Jeremy Palmer, Jessica Bartlett, John Garland, John Ford, John Leggatt, Joy De Berker, Juan Godoy, Kerry Day, Laura Cramer, Lee Ellis, Liane Stevenson, Liz Bird, Lucia Huskova, Niki Hare, Patrick Graham, Patrick McGrath, Pauline Darley, Peter Beavis, Peter O’Donnell, Rachael Cawley, Roberts & Robertson, Roger Owen, Sarah Grice, Simon Hopkinson, Sylvie Duncan, Will Sabido.

What you see is what you see‘ – a solo exhibition of ‘quiet photography’ at Motorcade/FlashParade for the Bristol Photography Festival (17th – 27th May 2012).

inner glow i – giclée print (51cm x 76 cm), dibond mounted

A short film that documents the exhibition.

What you see is what you see from David Morgan-Davies on Vimeo.

Some still images and thoughts left by visitors to the exhibition:

‘dividing line 2012’

Animated image / DVD







‘sandset i & ii’

Giclee prints, aluminium mounted, 18″ x 12″




‘A beautiful exhibition, clean pure and spare’ …

‘inner glow i & ii’

Giclee prints, block mounted
30″ x 20″






‘heavy weather i, ii, iii, iv’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted, 18″ x 12″





‘Love the darkness’….

‘another world i, ii & iii’
Floating acrylic Giclee prints, framed 16″ x 16″







‘through the’, ‘living space’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted 30″ x 20″

leaf light i’
Floating acrylic Giclee print, framed 30″ x 20″

‘Excellent inspiring work.  Great food for thought’….


‘into the trees i & ii’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted
40″ x 26″

‘we’ve landed’, ‘point of view’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted
26″ x 20″

‘Pushing a new way to perceive landscape’



‘sea farm’
Projected Lightjet FujiClear print


‘Impressive, original and atmospheric’….




‘city rising i’, ‘lakeland light’, ‘up in the air’
Giclee prints, aluminium mounted, 40″ x 26″



‘A moving show’….      ‘Flawlessly executed’….






The REAL Bath Art Prize is part of this years Bath Fringe Visual Arts Festival (May 27 to June 12).  The deal is that once you register you get sent a random location to capture or create a piece reflecting the location.  I was given the Recycling Centre which I loved – here’s one of the images I took during my visit.

Number 40 is part of the SouthBank Arts Trail on 21+22 May in Southville+Bedminster, Bristol – always a brilliant weekend. As well as my own work the exhibition includes six other Bristol artists: Ruth Broadway (drawing); Hannah Hickman (photography); Stuart Low (glass and painting); Paul Brown (illustration); Hannah Broadway (illustration); and Steve Broadway (photography).

For more information: Number 40 @Southbank Arts Trail