John Davies exhibitions 2019 - 2024


Contrail Cirrus 8897, 21 Aug 2022
18 January - 31 March 2024

LOOK Climate Lab

Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island
Liverpool, L3 1BP
open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

Group exhibition with John Davies series 'Cirrus Aviaticus' - Infra-red B&W photographs of aviation condensation trails and contrail-induced cirrus clouds. See 'Cirrus Aviaticus' statement and explanation of the science here.

Conversation event with the Chair of the Royal Aeronautical Society's Greener by Design specialist group - dates to be confirmed. See


Easington Colliery Allotments, Co. Durham 2004
22 May 2023 – 20 April 2024

Energy: Sparks from the Collection

Photography Centre at the V&A South Kensington, London

group exhibition

Features before/after photos of Easington Colliery Allotments in 1983 and 2004
from the book 'Retraced 81/19'


Bardsey Island, Llyn Peninsula, Wales 2016

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Installed at the end of 2022, ten large scale prints now on permanent display in the hospital.

Commissioned by the Hospital Trust in 2016. Covering the area served by the hospital from North Wales to the Lake District in England.


Previous exhibitions



Contrail Cirrus 241, 18 May 2023
8 June 2023 – 24 September 2023

Landscape Trauma (group exhibition)

Centre for British Photography
49 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6LX
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 4pm

New work of Contrail Cirrus clouds from jet engines above the north sky, Merseyside & Lancashire
Selection of tree prints made by John Davies to raise funds for the campaign to Save Calderstones Park from a building development in Liverpool. Images of these trees (made in the infrared spectrum) were saved from the axe when the campaign won the legal battle. For more details and picture sales visit: (Liverpool Open & Green Spaces CIC)


Trawsfynedd Nuclear Power Station, Snowdonia, 1994
22 April - 26 August 2023

The Beauty of Truth - Post-Industrial Welsh Landscapes

Ffotogaleri y gofeb

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1:30 – 4:00pm


19 January - 11 June 2023

This Is Britain: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s

West Building, Ground Floor, Galleries G27–G29
National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

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4 February - 6 May 2023

'A Tall Order'

Touchstones Art Gallery & Museum
(formally named Rochdale Art Gallery)
The Esplanade
Rochdale OL16 1AQ

Group exhibition of work shown at Rochdale Art Gallery in the 1980's
Including a selection of prints from the John Davies exhibition 'In the Wake of King Cotton' first shown in 1986.


7 October - 18 December 2022

Radical Landscapes

Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick

First shown at Tate Liverpool

Ski Slope Terril, Noeux-les-Mines, France 2013
5 September - 9 October 2022

Les terrils de John Davies

Centre Historique Minier
59287 Lewarde

Works donated by John Davies to CRP/ Centre Regional de la Photographie

From the book 'Shadow' - this work includes terrils (spoil heaps) and coal mining landscapes from the Artois’ mining basin in Northern France.

Ffestiniog Railway, Snowdonia, Wales 1994

16 June - 18 September 2022

Facing Britain

Museum for Photography
Group exhibition of British Documentary Photography since the 1960s
catalogue ISBN 978-3-7533-0062-7

Last shown at Mönchehaus Museum Goslar from 20 February to 1st May 2022

For more details about the 'Facing Britain' exhibitions see the IKS web site here


Easington Colliery Village, Co. Durham 1983

15 March – 22 April 2022


The Reach
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20

Over 40 photographers in this Immersive documentary exhibition visualising the climate in crisis

Durham Ox, Sheffield, England 1981
23 October 2020 – 28 November 2021

The Sheffield Project:
Photographs of a Changing City

Group exhibition including John Davies first series of urban landscapes in 1981.

Weston Park Museum
Western Bank
S10 2TP

Exhibition catalogue available: Regeneration - The Sheffield Project 1981-1991
ISBN 978-0-9575705-2-8

Bilbao. Spain 1993
2 June to 12 September 2021

PHotoEspaña 2021
In Spain: Photography, Commissions, Territories 1983-2009

Group exhibition curated by Ramón Esparza, Jorge Ribalta and Cristina Zelich

Museo ICO
Paseo del Prado 4
28014 Madrid

John Davies work projects from Barcelona, Bilbao & Vigo - also included in exhibition catalogue.

Winckley Square, Preston, England 2021


2 April - 23 May 2021

Lancashire Photography Festival - Preston

John Davies’ outdoor exhibition with standalone structure supporting four big photographs, approx 1.5 x 2.2 metres each.
Winckley Square (city centre park)
Lancashire PR1 3JQ

More details here at: Blog Preston - outdoor festival

Canal de Calais, France 1989
From the series 'Autoroute A26'
Mission photographique Transmanche
7 June to 8 September 2019

Paisajes framed, European Photographic Missions, 1984-2019

Museo ICO
C/ Zorrilla, 3
28014, Madrid

Curated by Frits Gierstberg and included in the PHotoEspaña19 program that collects the work of 60 photographers in 7 countries. These photographs were taken in Europe between 1984 and 2019 and try to show the evolution of the European landscape between those years.


Sweet Chestnut, Calderstones Park, Liverpool 2018
6 June to 4 July 2019

Can't see the woods for trees

Victoria Gallery & Museum
Victoria Building, 150 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5RF
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Collaborative exhibition between academics at the University of Liverpool, John Davies and Tabitha Jussa for LOOK Photo Biennial 2019

B&W infrared photographs of trees from Liverpool's Calderstones Park are available for sale in an edition of 12, from £400 for a 24 x 24in print, see details to support Liverpool Open & Green Spaces CIC (LOGS)


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