June Mostra/Meet the artists…Tomás Sheridan

From tourist locations to housing estates, Roman Postcards is an exploration of Rome through the words of the people that inhabit her; for an hour, a year or a lifetime.

From tourist locations to housing estates, Roman Postcards is an exploration of Rome through the words of the people that inhabit her; for an hour, a year or a lifetime.


Tomás Sheridan (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow, April – June 2014) is a filmmaker who believes that little stories can show the big picture. Telling people to believe one thing or another never works but showing them different points of view can really change the way they think. The work carried out at the BSR revolves around the perceptions of Rome, those of the people who live here and those of the people who are just passing through.

Tomàs Sheridan (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow, aprile – giugno 2014) è un regista di documentari che concentra il suo lavoro sul mostrare le vite personali dei suoi protagonisti, in modo da esplorare narrative sociali più ampie.  Il  lavoro eseguito alla BSR ruota intorno alle numerose percezioni di Roma, quelle della gente che ci vive e quelle della gente che si trova a passarvici. 


BSR Fine Arts June Mostra opens Friday 13 June 2014 18.30. Dates: 14 – 21 June (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30-19.00. Join the Facebook group here.


March Mostra/ Meet the artists…Daniele Sambo

Dan Sambo

D Sambo, “Fence”, from the series “Fictions”, 2014, traditional chromogenic print


During his residency Daniele Sambo (Creative Scotland document Fellow, January – March 2014) has focussed on exploring the boundaries between image and objecthood through the use of photography and installations.  Studying the monumental and the everyday use of elements in public spaces, Sambo questions notions of nature and artifice, transformation and repetition, communities and conflict.

Durante la sua residenza Daniele Sambo (Creative Scotland document Fellow, gennaio – marzo 2014) si è concentrato sui confini tra immagine e oggetto, attraverso l’uso di fotografia e installazioni.  Studiando il monumentale e l’uso quotidiano di elementi negli spazi pubblici, Sambo interroga i rapporti tra natura e artifizio, trasformazione e ripetizione, comunità e conflitto.


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 14 March 2014 18.30. Dates: 15 – 22 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30-19.00. Read the press release here or join the Facebook group here.

March Mostra Poster


Felix Davey – Possible Encounters

This year’s events programme at the BSR began by welcoming back former Creative Scotland document Fellow Felix Davey for the opening of his ongoing exhibition Possible Encounters. This work, made during Felix’s residency at the BSR, builds a poignant narrative in weaving together photographic portraits, still lifes and dedicated landscapes. Felix came to the BSR in January 2013, and spent much of his time getting to know Rome through the people he met around the city.

The Source of the Tiber for Anastasia - Felix Davey (2013)

The Source of the Tiber for Anastasia – Felix Davey (2013)

Having spent the last five years travelling and working on itinerant projects in places as diverse as China, Iran, Northern Canada and the Outer Hebrides, Rome provided Felix with the time and space to open up his practice. He used the opportunity to make work around ideas of time, family, intimacy, personal environment and the act of thinking.

Felix now lives and works in New York. http://www.felixdavey.com

Untitled (Anastasia)

Untitled (Anastasia) – Felix Davey (2013)

Untitled (Luisa and Massimo) - Felix Davey (2013)

Untitled (Luisa and Massimo) – Felix Davey (2013)

The exhibition Possible Encounters opened on the occasion of the ninth edition of the Giornata del Contemporaneo organised by the AMACI (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums), as part of the 2013 edition of the FotoGrafia Festivale Internazionale di Roma. As part of this festival, the BSR was also delighted to host the conference ‘Come pensare per immagini? Luigi Ghirri e la fotografia – How to think in images? Luigi Ghirri and photography’ on 9 October, under the patronage of the Regional Government of Emilia Romagna, the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, the Biblioteca Panizzi, the Society for Italian Studies, and in collaboration with the MAXXI. The conference coincided with the MAXXI’s exhibition Luigi Ghirri. Pensare per immagini.

Felix with Luisa at the opening of 'Possible Encounters'

Felix with Luisa at the opening of ‘Possible  Encounters’

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The exhibition Possible Encounters runs until 31 October at the BSR http://bit.ly/16spgVQ

To find out more about the Creative Scotland document Fellowship at the BSR please see the Creative Futures website http://bit.ly/1cHj2mG