Call for Work in Private Collections for Forthcoming Exhibition
Malcolm Davies (1944 – 2014)
Prints and Paintings, Memorial Exhibition
Gracefield Arts Centre, Saturday 23 May – Saturday 18 July
Born in Barmouth, Wales in 1944, Malcolm Davies studied printmaking and illustration at Liverpool College of Art in the 1960s. He moved to Dumfries & Galloway with his wife Suzanne Stuart Davies in 1998 following a career in museum and gallery education in Lancashire.
The two artists set up their home and the Steading Gallery at Borgue near Gatehouse-of-Fleet until 2004 when they moved to Kirkcudbright, setting up Custom House Gallery. Subsequently concentrating on and best known for his nature-based printmaking and painting, Malcolm showed his work widely across the UK and locally, contributing to ‘Catchment’ – a major 5 person exhibition at Gracefield in December 2013. Other work focussed on visits to the coast – of the Solway and of the Scottish islands which he loved. At the Great Northern Art Show, held in Ripon Cathedral in September 2013, Malcolm received special mention for his outstanding body of new work.
Sadly, Malcolm died aged 69 on 3 May 2014 after a short illness. This memorial exhibition offers a chance to see a range of his prints and paintings.
Gracefield Arts Centre would be interested to hear from anyone who may have original paintings, prints, illustrations and cards by Malcolm, and would be happy to have them included in the exhibition which starts on 23rd May. Gracefield will organise collection and return delivery and will hang the work as part of the exhibition in Gallery 1.
Please contact Gracefield by email or phone by Friday 24th April if you would like to lend work to this special exhibition.
Please contact Kate Davies, Arts Officer by email email@example.com or telephone her on 01387 262084
(Mon, Tues and Weds 10am-4pm)