Curator's Walkthrough with Richard Davey

Join curator of Nine Painters, Richard Davey on an informal talk and walkthrough of the current painting survey exhibition at Syson Gallery. Works by the following artists are featured: Gabriella Boyd, Eleanor Bartlett, Steph Goodger, Selma Parlour, Mali Morris, Stephen Chambers, Michael Simpson, Sean Cummins, Richard Kenton-Webb.

The talk is free to attend, with no booking required and there will be refreshments available at the venue. All welcome.

Richard Davey is a writer and a visiting fellow at the School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University. His research focuses on the way in which faith, as a distinctive and counter-cultural world- view, is embodied and materialised within works of art. This has led to an interest in themes such as wonder, mystery, liminality, the sublime, beauty, colour, and sacred spaces and landscapes, and their rediscovery as vehicle of spiritual encounter, and valid academic discussion. As a writer Richard seeks to use the 'art text' as a space of research and proposition, in which ideas and knowledge are primarily shaped and gained by direct engagement with the visual image rather than secondary, or historical knowledge.

Davey's recent writing includes monographs on Anselm Kiefer, Tess Jaray and John Newling. He was part of the selection panel for 2016's John Moores' Painting Prize in Liverpool.