Bibliography

 Philomena escorts HM Queen around the Chelsea Harbour Sculpture'93 exhibition, London. Sponsored by P&O

Philomena escorts HM Queen around the Chelsea Harbour Sculpture'93 exhibition, London. Sponsored by P&O

 Philomena working on a sculpture in bronze titled "Fairway" commissioned by Sir Peter Michael CBE for Donnington Valley Hotel & Golf Course, Newbury, UK.

Philomena working on a sculpture in bronze titled "Fairway" commissioned by Sir Peter Michael CBE for Donnington Valley Hotel & Golf Course, Newbury, UK.

EXHIBITIONS/GALLERIES

  • The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: London: 1989
  • The Bircham Gallery Sculpture Garden: Kings Lynn: Norfolk: January – July 1990
  • Art in Action: Waterperry: Oxford: 1990
  • The Bow House Gallery: Barnet: Hertfordshire: 25 October – 11 November 1990
  • The Bow House Gallery: Barnet: Hertfordshire: 13 June – 7 July 1991
  • Sculpture at Margam: Margam Sculpture Park: Wales: 1991
  • Art in Action: Waterperry: Oxford: 1993
  • Chelsea Harbour Sculpture 93: Chelsea Harbour, London 1993
  • Woodlands Gallery: Blackheath: London: 1994
  • RWA Galleries: Bristol: 1994-1996
  • One Woman Show: Coopers & Lybrand Atrium Gallery: London: 1997
  • Well Hung Gallery: Notting Hill Gate: London 1998
  • Art 2000: Henley on Thames: Oxfordshire: 2000
  • Coombes Fine Art: Tower Bridge: London: 2000
  • Betina Fine Art: Dorchester Hotel: London: 2001
  • ‘Unrelated’: The Study Gallery: Poole: 2002
  • RWA Galleries: Bristol: 21 October – 30 December 2012
  • The Jerram Gallery: Sherborne: 21 September – 9 October 2013
  • RWA Galleries: Bristol: 9 October – 27 November 2016
  • SWA: Mall Galleries London: 4 July – 9 July 2017
  • RWA Galleries: Bristol: 1 October – 3 December 2017

CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Rhino Rescue: Lot 55: Sotheby’s: 26 October 1987
  • Art at Work in Milton Keynes: Milton Keynes Development Corporation: August 1990
  • Milton Keynes: Image and Reality: Terence Bendixon: 01 November 1991p.193
  • Buildings of England, Buckinghamshire: Nikolaus Pevsner, Elizabeth Williamson, Geoffrey K. Brandwood: Penguin: Second edition 1994 p.116
  • Chelsea Harbour Sculpture 93: ISBN 10: 09521/ ISBN 13: 978 09521 59209
  • James Butler R.A Sculpture: Philomena Davidson: Richard Hagen: 1995
  • Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country 2005
  • Celebrating Moore: Works from the collection of the Henry Moore Foundation: Lund Humphries Publishers, London: 2006 p.58
  • The Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the Design of Coins, Medals, Seals and Decorations: In celebration of the 250th meeting, 03 June 2008
  • Peter Matthews: London’s Statues and Monuments: Shire Publications: 2012 p.57
  • Delight: Celebrating a decade of public art on Regent Street: The Crown Estate 2014
  • Rachel Barnett: MK50: Public Art & Creative Writing 2016
  • A Statue for Mary, The Seacole Legacy: Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal: October 2016
  • The Leathersellers’ Tapestry: Published 19 April 2017

ONLINE

SPECIAL EFFECTS

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

  • Sara Payne: Real Life ArtThe Times Educational Supplement: 05 June 1970 p.71
  • Are you someone with something to say?The Daily Telegraph Magazine: No 326: 22 January 1971:p27
  • Sculpture is pupils’ reward: St Augustine’s Church: Heelands: Milton Keynes: MK Citizen: Friday 08 May 1981
  • Cast of thousands: RA Summer Show: MK Citizen: 18 June 1987
  • In the presence of royaltyKing Philip the second of Spain: Armada Anniversary celebration: Greenwich King Philip II of Spain: Armada Exhibition: Maritime Museum: Milton Keynes Mirror: Thursday 28 January 1988
  • Guild goes to the capital: Milton Keynes Craft Guild Chairman Philomena Davis: MK Herald: Friday 12 August 1988
  • Philomena Davis at MK Exhibition Gallery: Diary: City Arts: Milton Keynes: 1989 p.20
  • Sculptor’s unveiled!MK Citizen: Thursday 27 July 1989
  • Art in the bushesMilton Keynes Gazette: 03 August 1989
  • Creations come closer to homeMagic Carpet RideMilton Keynes Mirror: 03 August 1989
  • Mayor figures it outMK Citizen: Milton Keynes: Thursday 03 August 1989
  • Mothers of inventionCity Arts: 1989 p.23
  • Simon Bowker: Monster success for PhilMK Herald & Post: Thursday 21 December 1989
  • First woman PresidentThe Daily Telegraph: Thursday 17 May 1990
  • Mrs Philomena Davidson Davis has been elected President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors: Court and social: The Daily Telegraph: 03 May 1990
  • Sally Staples: Sculptress carves her path to the topThe Sunday Express: 15 July 1990
  • Breaking the mould: Arts and Entertainment: Prospect: Milton Keynes: October/November 1990 p.42
  • John Lovell: English sculptor to give city’s Water Girl a sisterPortland Press Herald: Portland Maine USA: 27 January 1990
  • Social NewsThe Daily Telegraph: Wednesday 06 February 1991
  • An exact replica: London Weekly: The Times: Friday 08 February 1991
  • The Guardian: Wednesday 06 February 1991
  • Phyllida Shaw: Chipping away at traditional values: Arts Management Weekly: 05 March 1992 p.2/3
  • Public Art changes handsMilton Keynes Messenger: April 1992 p.10
  • Country Life Frontispiece: Vol.CLXXXV11 No. 10: 11 March 1993
  • P&O Harbour the very best in SculptureWavelength: May 1993
  • Art in the Cities: Models of InnovationCities Management: May/June 1994 Vol 1 No 6 p.18
  • Art Review Reader Day: June 1993
  • Big BustsThe Observer: 13 June 1993
  • Jonathan Donald: Queen previews sculpture showKensington News: 16 June 1993
  • Paul Barker: Harbour MastersEvening Standard: 17 June 1993
  • Richard Cork: Airing their differences: Sculpture at Chelsea Harbour: The Times: 18 June 1993
  • John McEwen: On the Costa del ChelseaThe Sunday Telegraph: 20 June 1993
  • EtceteraThe Royal Academy Magazine: Summer 1993
  • Antony Thorncroft: Sculpture regenerated: Off the WallThe Financial Times: 24 June 1993
  • Brian Sewell: Things to do with industrial wasteEvening Standard: 15 July 1993 p.30/31
  • A riverbus fit for a Queen: Royal visitor arrives at Chelsea HarbourWavelength: July 1993
  • Tessa Thomas: My specialityThe Financial Times: Saturday 23 October 1993
  • Medals that break the mouldThe Independent: 26 August 1994
  • Simon Tait: Sculpture: How the Royal Society of British Sculptors got back in businessThe Sunday Times: Weekend: Saturday 20 May 1995
  • Carving a nicheBusiness Daily: The Scotsman: Friday 16 June 1995
  • Antony Thorncroft: Sculpture regenerated: Off the Wall: Weekend: The Financial Times: 24 June 1995
  • Mary Sara: Sculptors help firms reshape their image: Business Post: Yorkshire Post: Thursday 27 June 1995 p.13
  • Philomena Davidson Davis: Present Day SculptureArts Club Journal: Spring 1995 p.20
  • Maggie Brown: Sculpture is unexpectedly in the newsThe Independent: 21 June 1995
  • Simon Tait: Sculpture: How the Royal Society of British Sculptors got back to business: Carving out a new reputationThe Sunday Times1996
  • Robin Stringer: Take a walk with historyEvening Standard: Monday 08 January 1996 p.28
  • Moore’s daughter loses fight for his artThe Daily Telegraph: 08 March 1996 p 3
  • John Rendall: Gerald Laing sculpture preview: Hello Magazine No 402: 13 April 1996
  • Win an arty day out at Chelsea HarbourChiswick Gazette: 14 June 1996
  • Win an arty day out at Chelsea HarbourGazette (Greenford & Northolt): 14 June 1996
  • Win an arty day out at Chelsea Harbour: the Gazette Hammersmith Fulham & Shepherds Bush: 14 June 1996
  • Leslie Geddes-Brown: Sculpture the poor relationThe Spectator: 06 July 1996
  • John Parry: Old China reflected in new steelThe Times: 15 August 1996
  • Sculptures unveiled at Donnington Valley:  Newbury Weekly News: 17 October 1996
  • Art and Golf: two major sculptures to be unveiled at Donnington Valley: Berkshire Life: 17 October 1996
  • Flight of the ValkyriesEstates Gazette: 19 October 1996
  • Philomena Davidson Davis: Edith Cavell Statue by George Frampton (1860-1928): Masterpiece of the Month: Art and Craft: October 1996 p.23
  • Becky Barrow: Classic story of successSunday Business: 20 October 1996
  • Alan Piper: Back in good shape: The Insider: Mail on Sunday: 20 October 1996
  • Student’s sculpture design is a winnerWolverhampton Express & Star: 16 January 1997
  • Clive Fewins: Today’s fine garden sculpture owes more to Moore than Rodin: Garden Gallery openingsThe Financial Times: 29 March 1997
  • How to get the look: Design directory: Style: The Sunday Times: 27 April 1997
  • Dalya Alberge: All women shortlist takes Turner by surprise: Home news: The Times: 18 June 1997
  • John Parry: Don’t be afraid of ridicule: ARTS: The Spectator: 16 January 1999
  • Philomena Davidson Davis: The future is in our hands and our fingertips: National Campaign for the Arts: Arts News: Winter Issue 2000 p.16
  • Llloyd George to get statue honourEvening Standard: 04 January 2001
  • Suffragette Pankhurst will take place of honour at Westminster: The Sunday Times: 21 January 2001
  • Controversy hits plans for new Trafalgar StatueLondoners Diary: 28 May 2003
  • A different kind of sculpting: Gallery: Art Newsletter: Issue 02 May 2005: Capital Commitment: Land Securities
  • Stuart Flitton: Campaign for Seacole statueThe Times: 22 March 2006
  • Stuart Flitton: Mary Seacole memorial a step closerThe Times Online: 01 August 2006
  • Stuart Flitton: Artists and Sculptors called to honour Crimean heroineThe Times: 24 July 2007
  • Selection Panel named for Mary Seacole memorialJamaica Information Service: 26 July 2007
  • New Memorial CommissionThe Art Newspaper No 191: May 2008
  • Mary Seacole memorial should inspire nursesThe Times: 25 June 2008
  • New Memorial CommissionModern Painters: June 2008: p.102
  • New Memorial CommissionFrieze Magazine: Listings: Issue 116: June July August 2008
  • Chris Green: Memorial to Crimea’s black nurse in dangerThe Independent: 25 January 2010
  • Mary Seacole Statue at St Thomas’ Hospital approved by councillorsSE1: Wednesday 25 April 2012

TV & RADIO

  • OMNIBUS: The Royal Academy of Arts: Producer Richard Marquand: BBC 1 Recording 03 May 1972
  • Jenni Murray: Woman’s HourBBC Radio 4: 14 June 1993
  • London Today: Queen Visits Chelsea Harbour Sculpture Exhibition: ITV:  16 June 1993
  • London Tonight: Queen visits Chelsea Harbour today: ITN: 16 June 1993
  • Entertainment UK: Turning heads at London’s exclusive Chelsea Harbour: Thames television: 16 June 1993