Rebecca Davies is an artist working within a participatory practice through illustration, performance and event.
Rebecca currently runs a mobile social club which has just completed its 2015 tour of the UK. The Oasis Social Club is part entertainment venue, part discussion space, mixing the long British tradition of Working Men’s Clubs whilst providing an important arena for debate on issues such as housing justice and diminishing social space. The Oasis Social Club is supported by supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Rebecca co-directs The People’s Bureau, a skills exchange in the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, collaborating with organisations such as the Latin American Workers Association, LCC, Siobhan Davies Dance and now an associate of the upcoming Tate Exchange.
In 2012-14 her project Beau Belles Ice Cream Van toured across the UK, where she worked with The V&A Museum of Childhood, Create London, the Barbican, the Museum of Club Culture, Hull and The Hen Lane Social Club, Coventry. Beau Belles was funded by Arts Council England and supported by Artsadmin.
Rebecca runs the community sessions at Whitechapel Gallery, leading The Art Already Made project > whitechapelcommunity.tumblr.com
In 2010 Rebecca graduated with an MA in Communication Art and Design from Royal College of Art. Her illustrations of the Elephant and Castle recieved the Sheila Robinson Prize for Drawing and she was short listed for the Helen Hamlyn Design Award.