Shona Davies studied at Sir John Cass College of Art where she graduated in 2007 with first class honours. She was also joint recipient of the Owen Rowley Prize and John Cass Purchase prize; specialising in Printmaking and 3-D.

Dave Monaghan studied at Liverpool and Canterbury colleges of art.

The duo has also worked collaboratively with musician and film maker Jon Klein.

Davies & Monaghan create and populate miniature worlds which are animated using stop motion to tell their stories. They construct 3-D installations which house the environment in which the animations are viewed.

Davies & Monaghan are interested in exploring conflicting themes of integrity and betrayal, memory and loss, and notions of truth and morality.

Davies & Monaghan have bases in London and Sussex.


December 2017
Artworks Open Residency (summer 2018)
The London Group: Vic Kuell Memorial Prize for Innovation

May 2017
Fringe Arts Bath Open Prize

Solo shows as a collaborative

All Your Dogs are Dead: Occupy My Time Gallery, Enclave London March-May 2013

Selected Group Shows


  • Lost Vegas Hotel Tactile Bosch Cardiff December
  • Rye Winter Salon November-December
  • Artworks Open London November-December
  • The London Group Open November 2017
  • Modern Panic 8 London October
  • Sussex Open Towner Gallery Eastbourne July-October
  • Real/Virtual Ugly Duck London June
  • Bath Open Art Prize May-June
  • The End is by Yur Elysium Gallery Swansea March-April


  • Visions in the Nunnery Bow Arts Trust London November Tactile Bosch Garden of earthly Delights Cardiff October
  • Silver Vine Arts Summer Art Trail Leicester August
  • East Sussex Open Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne July-October
  • Summer Open:  lubomirov-angus-hughes London July-August (D&M)
  • Lichfield Art prize Lichfield Cathedral July
  • SIXTY: lubomirov-angus-hughes London and SIXTY-Art-Athina-Stand-P7 May (D&M)
  • Penarth Pier Pavilion Open April-May


  • Angus Hughes Summer Salon Open August-September London
  • Silver Vine Arts Summer Trail Open : Queen of Bradgate August-September Leicester


  • The Opinion Makers 2 London


  • Out of the Box Woolwich London December
  • Art in a Box II Buckinghamshire May-June


  • Open Spaces Mottisfont Hampshire (National Trust) (D&M)
  • Surprise! Unexpected Arts Festival Exeter
  • London Art Fair, Art Projects, ALISN
  • ‘Playing with Shadows’ Chapel Gallery Ormskirk January-March 2013 (D&M)


  • Into the Shadows, The Point, Hampshire
  • London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London June-September 2012


  • Motorcade Flashparade Open, Bristol
  • ‘You are not in Control’, London
  • Art in a Box, One Church Street Gallery Buckinghamshire
  • 'Double lives, Duple Trials' curated by Diana Ali, Nottingham


  • ‘Drink & Dial’ WW Gallery London: Winner of People’s Choice Prize 
  • At Home’ Chapel Gallery Ormskirk (D&M)


  • ‘Winter Open’ Vulpes Vulpes Gallery London (D&M)
  • 'Unique Perspectives’ Chapel Gallery Ormskirk

(D&M: Davies and Monaghan works)