Becky Davies known as Becky Davies
BA Theatre Design – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
MFA (Master of Fine Art) – Cardiff School of Art and Design
PGCE PCET – University of Wales, Newport
Art Pathway Leader – BA Creative and Therapeutic Arts
Freelance Theatre Designer & Visual Artist
Art and Multi-disciplinary Workshop Facilitator
Becky Davies graduated from The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2007 with first class honours in Theatre Design. In the same year she won The Lord Williams Memorial Prize for Design and was shortlisted in The Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design. Based in Cardiff, she has been designing site-specific, outdoor, small-scale and touring theatre for companies such as Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Welsh National Opera, Sherman Youth Theatre, Mr and Mrs Clark Ltd, Acting Out, Fluellen Theatre, Theatr Iolo, Mess Up The Mess and Spectacle Theatre in addition to assistant work for Welsh National Youth Opera and BBC Wales. In addition, Becky is an Associate Artist of inclusive theatre company, Taking Flight.
Alongside her career in Theatre Design, she has continued her fine art practice in both drawing and installation art. Her exhibitions include ‘First Steps’ (2007), ‘Lux’ (2009), ‘A Week in the City’ (2009), ‘Second Sight’ (2010), ‘Products of My Creative Endeavours’ (2010) and ‘Imprinting’ (2010). Becky was selected for the Sherman’s New Artist Development Scheme in 2009 and gained a Master of Fine Art degree from Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2010. Additionally, Becky has produced site-specific art installations as part of theatrical productions, ’C’Laen Ta’ by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (2012) and ‘A Queer Christmas’ by Mess Up the Mess (2013).
In addition to Theatre Design and Art Practice, Becky was awarded a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education in 2011 and began working at the University of South Wales the same year. She is the current Art Pathway and Course Leader for BA Creative and Therapeutic Arts, one of only two courses of its kind in the UK promoting the development of refined workshop facilitation techniques for inclusive and community benefiting creative interventions. This draws on Becky’s experience of designing and delivering workshops, utilising artistic principles and skills, with a variety of workshop participants including children and adults with profound and multiple learning difficulties, the elderly, youth and community groups and LGBT groups in both Welsh and English.
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2014-Present: Associate Artist – Taking Flight Theatre Company
2007-Present: Member – The Society of British Theatre Designers
Current projects include:
May 2014 – August 2015: ‘Smash It Up’ by Mr and Mrs Clark Ltd
The research and development of a collaborative arts project commenting on the ever-changing landscape of Newport, South Wales utilising the destruction of the Chartist Mural as an initial stimuli. Performances in 2014 took place at the Wales Dance Platform at Chapter Arts Centre and The Riverfront Arts Centre Newport. The production is currently being adapted for a run at Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.
December 2014 – July 2015: Design for ‘The Winter’s Tale’ for Taking Flight
This is an inclusive, accessible, outdoor, touring theatre production to incorporate touch tours, live BSL, visual vernacular and audio description and is performed by a cast of both disabled and non-disabled actors. Known in theatre as the ‘problem play,’ this production poses many design challenges such as moving forward in time 16 years, the manifestation of time as a role in the play and an exist pursued by a bear…
September 2013 – Present (ongoing): Research and Development for ‘You and Me’
A sensory theatre experience with Taking Flight, produced specifically for teenagers with profound and multiple learning difficulties and their siblings.
Recent Projects include:
November 2014 – April 2015: Design for ‘Gair ar Gnawd’ for Welsh National Opera Youth and Community
Written by Menna Elfyn and Pwyll ap Sion, this bilingual Opera deals with the ever changing face of society. A David and Goliath story between developers of a large Casino and the local Community, to incorporate a large scale community choir from across Wales.
February 2014 – June 2014: Design for ‘As You Like It’ by Taking Flight
An inclusive, outdoor and site-specific theatre tour by actors with and without disabilities. To include visual and auditory aids and touch tours. (This then toured Wales throughout the summer)
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