I'm Ross Davies
Actively practicing and exhibiting performance artist specialising in self-reflection through physical and mental tests of endurance. Performing live, in galleries and at events. Alongside my performance practice, I direct and curate exhibitions. I recently directed 'Cooridinate' which will be in the Peter Scott Gallery this June and had an attendance of over 1000 visitors. Another of my most recent projects was curating a popup exhibition in The Storey Gallery, Lancaster which had an attendance of over 300 on the opening event.
Teaching is at the core of what I want to achieve, in particular, understanding that Fine Art is an essential subject within a school curriculum and a gateway to many successful careers. To promote this I am also co-founder of the Dare2Wear organisation that offers creative workshops to primary and secondary schools in the Lancaster and Morecambe area. I now work at an academy in Salford, Manchester practicing a progressive method of teaching to children aged 11-16.
The main goal is to develop a credible portfolio in teaching, curating and art practice.
A graduated performance artist with experience in teaching, management and curating.
“To be a performance artist, you have to hate theatre. Theatre is fake... The knife is not real, the blood is not real, and the emotions are not real. Performance is just the opposite: the knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real.”