The Davidson Arts Partnership (DAP) is led by Philomena Davidson, herself a sculptor with hands-on experience of all the plastic arts, from the most traditional to those that utilize the latest technological processes.
She has instigated, hosted and maintained a series of sponsored opportunities for artists, architects, journalists, teachers, patrons and benefactors to meet and discuss contemporary art and its place in society.
Most prominent of these events was Chelsea Harbour Sculpture 93, opened by Her Majesty the Queen and sponsored by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O). This was, and still is, the largest recorded outdoor show of international sculpture in London.
In project management, she is acknowledged as an enabler of artists and a manager of the highest regard, maintaining a professional and commercial expertise on behalf of the client.
She has assisted the delivery of many exceptional memorials such as the memorial to Overseas Cadets who have died in action, located at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and unveiled in the presence of the Jordanian Ambassador.
Also, a long overdue memorial to the distinguished British Prime Minister and Statesman, David Lloyd George, located in Parliament Square and unveiled by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
A memorial to the pioneer nurse Mary Seacole, (Crimea battlefield nurse), located in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital was unveiled in 2016. Working closely with Baroness Amos on the artist selection process, Philomena is proud to have negotiated planning consent for the memorial, and secured support from important corporate sponsors. It is the first memorial to named black woman in the UK.
Philomena has successfully delivered numerous public art strategies and public art programmes.
Whether intuitively putting a young composer and architect together to work on a facade or, when building a team of both young and well established artists to work together across the public realm of a large regeneration project, Philomena continues to retain a comprehensive understanding of the creative process and its application in the public arena.