Nikki Davidson-Bowman

Collector and disrupter of found objects, words and natural things to reveal untold and reimagined stories.

Selected Exhibitions




Hastings Open, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, East Sussex




Shape Open, The Nunnery Gallery, London




Summer Salon, Martyrs Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex

Change & Disrupt, Martyrs Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex




Showcase Group Show, Devonshire Collective, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Summer Salon, Martyrs Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex

Creekside Open, A.P.T. Gallery, Deptford, London

Paperworks, Hastings Art Forum, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex




Miraculous Urgency, Now and Again Gallery, Brighton, East Sussex

Emulate, The Phantom Gallery, Online exhibition

Thinking/Drawing, Curious Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex




Artists Books, Riverside Gallery, Richmond, Surrey

Fresh Prints, Queen Elizabeth II Library, Newfoundland, Canada




Pushing Print, Old Pie Factory, Margate, Kent

Parklife Photography Exhibition, Bexhill Museum, Bexhill / Belgium


Solo Exhibitions


2017      The Absent Archive, Martyrs' Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex


Group Exhibitions




Unspoken, The Crypt Gallery, St Mary In The Castle, Hastings




Summer Show, Devonshire Collective, Eastbourne, East Sussex




One Thousand and One Nights, York St Marys, Yorkshire




Un-broken, Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill-on-Sea

Bookmarks XIII Infiltrating the Library System 2015-2016 at various locations worldwide  




6 artists @SouthLodge, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

Curious Studios, Eastbourne, East Sussex

6 unfold, The Little Chelsea Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex




Degree Show, University of Brighton, East Sussex

Pop up gallery, The Old Post Office, Cawdor, Scotland

Four Printmakers exhibition, Brighton Dome, Brighton, East Sussex

Group exhibition, The Old Market, Hove, East Sussex




In Transition, University Gallery, Brighton, East Sussex




First Impressions, Clarendon Centre, Brighton, East Sussex




Foundation Show, Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, East Sussex



2018      Open Spaces Magazine article: Empty Nests

2017      Focus on Nikki Davidson-Bowman, Viva Lewes (March)

2015      British Artists' Book Makers, BCF Book Publications



2017      Artist in Residence, Pickhams Gardens, East Sussex

2017      Fresh AiR micro residency, Martyrs' Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex

2015      Artist in Residence at South Lodge & St Leonards Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

2013      Artist in Residence at Cawdor Castle, Scotland


Other Experiences

2019      Art, Longing & Desire, selected speaker, The Arts Forum of Psychotherapy Sussex, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

2017      The Pregnant Archive Symposium, Selected collaborating artist and presenter, Birkbeck University, London

2016/17 Artist Consultant for Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

2015 -    Founder & project manager of Now we are 7 art crit & exhibition group

2014 -    BlueMonkey artist network professional development event organiser

2014/16 Artist Educator, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

2015      Film Workshop support volunteer (Cultureshift/ Arts Connect) for young adults with learning disabilities

2013      Artist Assistant to Chiharu Shiota for installation of Other Side at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex

2013      Managed creation & installation of commissioned Emil at the Dome, Brighton for the Brighton Arts Festival

2013      Shortlisted for the Anova Books Batsford Prize 2013 (The Written Word)

2012      ParkLife photographic competition at Bexhill Museum, Prize winner

2012      Curated First Impressions Printmaking Exhibition

2011      Selected as one of six guest artists to curate an exhibition from Towner Eastbourne's permanent collection

2011      BiP Art Studios, Brighton Art Festival

2011      Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London



2014      BA Fine Art (Printmaking), University of Brighton (first)

2010      Foundation in Art & Design, Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne (distinction)

2010      NOCN in Art & Design (Photography & Life Drawing)