David Simon has been involved with contemporary art galleries in London and the South West of England for twenty years. After finishing a degree in Fine Art and History of Art at Exeter University, he cut his teeth at a gallery in London's Mayfair, where he spent six years managing exhibitions and international art fairs. Opening his first gallery in Bristol in 2005, he moved the business to its current location in the centre of Bath in 2014. He has worked closely with many well-known and emerging British artists over the years and enjoys spending time building long-term relationships with the artists he represents.
David Simon Contemporary, winner of 'Best Independent Retailer in Bath Award 2016', shows established and emerging British artists with a focus on semi-figurative work, through a programme of monthly exhibitions. The gallery makes a point of supporting at least one charitable cause each year (usually local to Bath). In recent years this has included Bath Abbey, TOP UK, and Coalition for Tibet. The gallery is proud to be a regular sponsor of the Royal West of England Academy's Annual Open Exhibition and the Bath Society of Artists' Annual Open Exhibition.
David Simon Contemporary occupies two floors, across two listed Georgian shops, on Bartlett Street, a bustling shopping street in the heart of Bath, between George Street and the Assembly Rooms. Other interesting neighbouring businesses include our sister business Article (artisan homewares), Edgar Modern, The Loft, Cafe Lucca (perfect for brunch/lunch/cakes), Bath Fashion Museum, Bartlett Street Antiques Centre, Felix Lighting, Toast, and Henry's Restaurant.