Collaborative CV: Davies, Monaghan and Klein

Shona Davies and Jon Klein both studied at Sir John Cass College of Art where they graduated in 2007 with first class honours. They were also joint recipients of the Owen Rowley Prize and John Cass Purchase prize. Klein specialised in Time Based Media and Davies in Printmaking and 3-D. Dave Monaghan studied at Liverpool and Canterbury Colleges of Art where he specialised in sculpture.



  • Shortlisted for the Marshwood Arts Award 2023
  • Prized Group show at The Old Parcels Office Scarborough (November 2023)


  • Bankley Open 1st prize Solo Show (held in summer 2022)
  • Worcester Open 21 First prize in our category


  • AIR Gallery Micro Group Show: Visitors Choice


  • Black Swan Arts Solo Show (held in summer 2023)
  • Oriel Davies Open People’s Choice Prize


  • Artworks Open Residency (undertaken October-November 2018)

  • London Group Open: The Vic Kuell Memorial Prize for Innovation

  • Fringe Arts Bath Open Prize


Solo shows as a collaborative

  • All Your Dogs are Dead:  Enclave London March-May 2013
  • The Overlooked:  Bankley Studios and Gallery Manchester: July 2022
  • Black Swan Arts Frome: July-September 2023

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Film 2023 LCB Depot Leicester March 10-31st

  • Open Artspace 2023 The Old Parcels Office Scarborough Feb-March selected by Andrew Dalton, Courtney Spencer & Sarah Roberts

  • Marshwood Arts Prize Bridport October-November Selected by Andrew Logan

  • Prized 2023 The Old Parcels Office Scarborough November awarded by Andrew Dalton, Courtney Spencer & Sarah Roberts

  • The London Group Open 2023 Peckham Rye London November-December selected by the LG selection committee


  • Linden Hall Studio Winter group Show December 22-January 23
  • Ty Pawb Open 2022 Wrexham October 22-January 23

  • Win It!: Aire Place Studios (APS) Leeds selected by Sarah Francis, Founder and Curator of APS, Joss Cole, Gallery Owner of Coles Gallery, Hannah Merril, Artist & Tutor and Lucy Fiona Morrison, Artist & Curator: June 2022

  • Plas Bodfa Continuum Anglesey Wales selected by Julie Upmeyer April 2022

  • Linden Hall Studios Winter Group Show Deal, Kent selected by Myles Corley & the Linden Hall Studio team Dec 21-January 2022

  • Worcester Open 2021 Art House selected by Deborah Fox: Senior Curator Worcester Museums, Anne de Charmant: Director Meadow Arts, David Broster: Director of Creative Arts, University of Worcester, Dr. John Cussans: Head of Fine Art & Psychology, University of Worcester, Emalee Beddoes: Curator Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Wayne Warren: Artist, Collector and Fellow of the University of Worcester Dec - January  2022


  • Artworks Open 2021 Selected by Michelle Williams Gamaker and Louise Ashcroft  December
  • Bankley Open Manchester selected by Tamar Hemmes: Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool, Simon Buckley: Artist, and Audrey Albert: Artist and Creative Facilitator Sept-October

  • Air Open selected by Air Gallery curatorial team Aug-Sept

  • The Absurd selected by FUBAR Collective -The Crypt Gallery London August


  • Ways of Protest – Elysium Gallery Swansea November - January 2021

  • MK Calling – September - November

  • Hastings Open – August 2020 - January 3 2021, Sussex

  • Wrexham Open – October 2020 - February 2021, Wales


  • 51zero Festival Rochester and Canterbury selected by Keith Whittle, David Goldenberg,  Cathy Rogers and Nicky Hamlyn

  • Underthecounterculture (UTCC) Cardiff selected by the Tactile Bosch artist led collaborative

  • Margate Festival’s Now Digital Project and Exploding Cinema Film Show selected by Genetic Moo and Exploding Film Collective

  • RWA 167th Annual Open selected by Tim Marlow, Adelaide Damoah, John Talbot, Mark Hudson, & RWA Academicians Malcolm Ashman, Dallas Collins, Toni Davey, Stewart Geddes and Leslie Glenn Damhus

  • Air Open 2019 Altrincham selected by Alan Baker, Freda Wilken, Will Marshall and Short Supply art collective Marshall and art collective Short Supply

  • Creekside Open 2019 Selected by Sacha Craddock

  • RWA Sculpture Open Bristol Selected by Ann Christopher RA, Daphne Wright, Kate McGwire, Stephen Feeke and RWA Academicians Ian Middleton, Simon Hitchens and Dallas Collins

  • Micro Group Show Air Gallery Altrincham


  • The Ghost Tide London Selected by Monika Bobinska and Sarah Sparkes

  • Visions in the Nunnery Programme 3 London Selected by Tessa Garland

  • Black Swan Arts Open Selected by the Black Swan Arts Programming Group

  • Rye Creative Centre Open Sussex Selected by Victoria Howarth (Exhibitions Curator, Jerwood Gallery) and Paula MacArthur


  • Artworks Open BAGT London Selected by Tai Shani and Florence Peake

  • London Group Open Selected by The London Group Selection Committee

  • Sussex Open 2017 Towner Gallery  Selected by Richard Billingham and Rosie Cooper


  • Visions in the Nunnery London Selected by Tessa Garland

  • Garden of Earthly Delights selected by Tactile Bosch Cardiff

  • East Sussex Open Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne Selected by Brian Cass, Jenni Lomax & Melanie Manchot

  • SIXTY: selected by Lubomirov-angus-hughes: London and Greece