Anthony Davies, Behind Barbed Wire, WAR: What is it Good For?, 2022-2023
Observer and Printmaker
9 September - 5 November 2023
Born in Andover, Hampshire, England, Anthony Davies attended the Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He was the recipient of the 'Prix de Rome' (for etching) during his time at the British School at Rome, an academic research school for British artists in Italy. Davies is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) which was established in London in 1888.
Davies moved permanently to New Zealand in 1994 as the artist in residence at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. He later moved to Whanganui in 2002 and founded Hotspur Studios, where he produces intaglio, lithographic and serigraphic prints. His work has always been about sharing his observations of the world, be it of where he is living or places and events both local and global.
This exhibition features two of his latest series, The Epistle According to Saint Anthony and WAR - What is it Good For? and a series from 2015-16, Plight of the Innocent Series I.