Zeitgeist Arts Projects was founded in 2012 by artists and curators Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley and is based in New Cross, London. They create support systems to enable artists to realise their creative potential, to continue to learn, exchange dialogue, develop networks and collaborate, framed around their wide ranging activities as well as exhibitions.
As curators Tilley and Davis have curated a number of exhibitions of outstanding, new and established artists: Collectible (2012), Discernible (2013), The Zeitgeist Open, an annual open competition and The Distance Between (2014). These large group shows are significant because they provide a snapshot of what critically engaged artists across the country are doing in their studios now.
Among the many artists Tilley and Davis have been privileged to curate are: Rose Wylie, Virginia Verran, David Kefford, Jeff Dennis, Wieland Payer, Annabel Dover, Debbie Lawson, Ben Coode-Adams, Cathy Lomax, Louisa Chambers, Tom Butler, Jake Clark, Harry Pye, Guy Allott, Freya Douglas Morris, Emily Speed, Gordon Shrigley, Iain Andrews and many more.
"Putting diversity and practice at its centre, Zeitgeist Arts Projects answers a real and growing need for artists to gain valuable support and guidance, an affordable education, to be a part of an active professional, artist-led group, the opportunity to exhibit and a sense that they belong to a 'community of practice'." - Graham Crowley, artist and former Professor of Painting at the RCA.
Their annual events programme includes talks, seminars, art tours, peer critique, tutorials and workshops that encourage artists to learn from other artists, engage, thrive and raise their profiles. Guest artists for their programme have included: Graham Crowley, Justin Hibbs, Mark Titchner, Susan Collis, Phoebe Unwin, Virginia Verran, Freddie Robins, Delaine Le Bas and Transition Gallery.
ZAP is also a membership body for artists. Member benefits include exhibition, networking and peer review opportunities; as well as discounts on professional development workshops, seminars, art tours and talks. See more here.