bloc // April 14, 2011

Peter Davies ⁄⁄

Peter Davies was born in Swansea and studied at Swansea College of Art, Goldsmiths, and the Royal College of Art. He then taught in the USA at the School of Art Institute in Chicago. At Northern Arts he was Head of Visual Arts for 18 years and developed Grizedale, Public Arts programmes and Artists’ Support programmes. In Wales, PETER was commissions Director Cardiff Bay Arts Trust and later was Head of Visual Arts and Crafts for the Arts Council of Wales. More decently he works as Head of Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland. Peter has also undertaken a range of consultancies which include ‘The Arts and Crafts Strategy for the City of Edinburgh’, ‘A review of Open Access Facilities in Scotland’ which brought about New Media Scotland, Dundee Contemporary Arts, and Visual Arts & Crafts for the National Eisteddfod. He is a Founder Member of the BECA Group. Worked with Locus + establishing two AHRC Collaborative PhD studentships and has recently curated exhibitions in the National Glass Centre and for the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore.