Peter Davis

Born in 1953, North Shields
Studied Art & Design Northumberland College of Education 1972-5
Teacher’s Certificate of University of Newcastle Institute of Education
with credit in Art & Design
BA (Hons) 1993 The Open University
Itinerant Teacher of Art & Design, Orkney Islands Council 1982-91
Itinerant Teacher of Art & Design, Shetland Islands Council 1992-2013
Teacher Trainer with VSO, Ghana, West Africa 2006-8

 

Exhibition History


Solo exhibitions
2016 Elemental, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2014 Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland
2013 Of Time and Water, Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum,Lerwick,
2011 What I did on my holidays, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2008 The Crossing of Paths, Vaila Fine Art, Lerwick, Shetland
2005 Rainforest, Vaila Fine Art, Lerwick, Shetland
2004 Negative Beauty, Shetland Museum Gallery, Lerwick
2003 Water Colour, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2002 New Paintings, Vaila Fine Art, Lerwick, Shetland
2001 Wash Days, travelling exhibition, Shetland Arts Trust
1999 Deconstructing Arcadia (new work), Shetland Museum Lerwick
1998 Galerie de Beerenburght, Eck en Wiel, Netherlands
1995 Skywater, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
1994 New paintings, Black Pig Gallery, Kirkwall
1992 St Magnus Festival Exhibition, Black Pig Gallery, Kirkwall
1990 Northern Light, Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
1988 Recent Watercolours, Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall
1988 Recent work, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
Group exhibitions
2018 Winter Exhibition, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire
2017 On a small scale, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 Mixed Winter Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
2017 Mixed Summer Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
2017 RSW 136th Annual Winter Open Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh
2016 The Sea, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire
2016 Spring/Summer 2016, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire
2015 Winter Exhibition, Kilmorack Gallery, by Beauly, Inverness-shire
2015 Winter Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
2015 Common Ground, Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum
2015 RSW 135th Annual Winter Open Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh
2015 Northern Light - Kilmorack Gallery, by Beauly, Inverness-shire
2014 Winter Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
2014 Winter Exhibition, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire
2014 20:20, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2014 Summer Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
2013 Christmas exhibition, Gallery 38, Edinburgh
2013 Numbers, Veer North, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2009 Diaspora, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2008 Crossing Waater ,Veer North, Denmark & Shetland
2004 Veer North, Shetland Museum Gallery, Lerwick
2004 Veer North, Veers West, Scalloway Woollen Mill, Scalloway
2003 The Art Store, Dublin, Ireland
2002 Spring Exhibition, Gold Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 De Reis van de Steen, Galerie de Beerenburght, Eck en Wiel, Netherlands &
Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
1999 Summer Exhibition, Hantsholm Art Gallery, Denmark
1998 Beyond Boundaries, Galerie FortE, Nijmegen, Netherlands
1997 Christmas exhibition, Galerie Siverts, Bergen, Norway
1996 Island Artists, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews
1995 Summer exhibition, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
1992 Fifteen Orkney Artists, Smith's Gallery, London
1992 Inaugural Show, Gallery 41, Edinbugh
1991 Davis/Welsby/Muir, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
1990 Five thousand years of Orkney Art, Pier Arts Centre, Stomness

 

Founder member of Veer North, the Shetland artists’ group (2003-present)
Member of the SSA
Founder member of Da Hatchery Printmakers
Occasional arts reviewer, The Shetland Times 1994 – present
Work in Collection - Shetland Islands Council, Shetland Arts, Shetland Amenity Trust
& Smyril Line, Faroe Islands,
Commissioned work- sculpture at Nesting Primary School, Shetland
Awarded Visual Arts Awards 2014 & 2016, Shetland Arts (Creative Scotland)
Extramural Teaching
Tutor in painting and printing workshops for Shetland Arts Trust, Shetland Islands
Council Education Department, Sumburgh Head, RSPB Shetland, Yell Arts Group.

1995 - present
Occasional Adult Education class tutor in painting, Aspatria, Cumbria 1977-80,
1982-5 Stromness, Orkney, 2000 -2002 Brae, Shetland
Workshops
Attended workshops at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden; Soulisquoy
Printmakers, Orkney; Edinburgh Printmakers