David Jones

Artist assistant Dec 2010 - Spring 2019

Working alongside Mike planning, detailing and constructing the interiors of his installation, working from sketches, books and photographs.

L’Atteso, Mike Nelson, OGR, Turin

Mirror reverb (the blinding of a building, a notation for another), Mike Nelson, Gwangju Bienalle

Cloak, Mike Nelson, Nouveau Musée De Monaco, Monaco

Studio Apparatus for Palais de Tokyo or The Exorcism, Mike Nelson, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Eighty Circles through Canada, Mike Nelson, Tramway, Glasgow.

Again more things (a table ruin), Mike Nelson, Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Space that saw (platform for a performance in two parts), Mike Nelson, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin.

408 tons of imperfect geometry, Mike Nelson, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden. konsthall.malmo.se.

After Kerouac, Mike Nelson, Art/43/Basel.

I, Impostor, Mike Nelson, British Pavilion, Venice. venicebiennale.britishcouncil.org

A Studio Apparatus , Mike Nelson, Camden Arts Centre, London.

Design/fabricate Nov 2018 - Jan 2019

Make Make Coffee, Haggerston.
Taking inspiration from Atelier van Lieshout to design and make (from scratch) a bespoke coffee cart for Make Make Coffee’s pitch outside Haggerston Station.

Artists fabricator/designer September 2014

The Eros of Understanding, Rose English, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
Working with Rose to create bespoke stands on which she could display articles from her archive.

Exhibition manufacture February 2014

Pull out all the stops, Manalo & White, Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London.
Working with M&W to refine designs and manufacture the exhibition which was housed in the Clore Ballroom.

Gallery Interior, build and fit September 2013

Artworks MK, Manalo & White, Milton Keynes.
Working with the designers and client to renovate the gallery space.

Cabinet maker and fabrication manager Feb - April 2012

Simone Handbag Museum, South Korea. Judith Clark/MDM Props, London.
Prototyping initial designs into a working model then putting together a team to lead in the fabrication of the interior for the historical gallery which consisted of highly detailed oak cabinets.

Project coordinator April-May 2010

Beetle House, Terunobu Fujimori, V&A Museum, London.
Constructing the house alongside Professor Fujimori and aiding his team of helpers which included teaching RCA students. Communicating with the museum to install a challenging exhibition within in a very delicate space.

Cabinet maker March 2010

The Concise Dictionary of Dress, Blythe House, V&A Museum. Judith Clark/MDM Props.
Making a bespoke tapering laticed cabinet for one of the exhibits in the exhibition.

Design and project manager Oct/Nov 2009

Dover Street Market, London.
Working with head fashion designer Phoebe Philo and the visual director at Celine to create a unique concession at Dover St Market.

Design and production July 2009

Edible Spaces, Matt Biggs, Hampton Court Flower Show, London.
Creating a unique 3 dimensional trellis to support the vine within Matt’s garden.

Carpenter May 2009

Shack Stack, Grosvenor Waterside Sculpture Richard Wilson/MDM, London.
Fabricating the timber moulds for aluminium casting from a scale model and artists instruction.

Carpenter and mentor March/April 2009

The Key, ASF/Eden Project, Chelsea Flower Show, London.
Working alongside ASF facilitating a series of carpentry/design workshops within Government re-training schemes in Luton and Norwich to create elements for the garden at Chelsea.

Carpenter Jan/Feb, May/June 2009 & April 2018

Silvas Capitalis, Simparch, Kielder Forest, Northumberland.
Working with Simparch creating new sculpture/installation in the heart of the forest, returning in 2018 to create two additional ear listening spaces within the head.

Project manager June-Sept 2008

The House of Victor & Rolf, Barbican, London.
Running the installation of a complex project. The central piece being: a three storey dolls house, six meters high and 18 meters long. Finished to very high specifications within a short time frame. Dismantling the house carefully for transportation to other venues.

Carpenter Sept-Oct 2008

drum & basin, Simparch, A foundation, Liverpool.
Working alongside Simparch facilitating the skate/sculpture installation of a kidney shaped bowl and full pipe.

Project manager May 2007

Forest Rising, Marjetica Potrč, Barbican, London.
Running a challenging installation safely, ahead of schedule and under budget.

Project manager Oct 2006

At First Light, James Turrell, Louise T Blouin Institute, London.
Directing a team of 15 and managing the installation of site specific artworks within a short time schedule and during building construction. Working directly with James Turrell’s studio completing work to high standards.

Shortlisted Apr 2006

Collaborating with Stephen Beasley as SBDJ were shortlisted to the last three for Wycombe Town Centre commission for street furniture and seating.

Carpenter Jan-July 2006

Fabricating sculptures for Keith Tyson installation Large Field Array, Louisiana, Denmark.

Project manager and builder Apr-Aug 2005

Timber frame home, Bewdley, West Midlands,
Creating a unique home within extremely regulated planning restrictions, utilising detailing and design knowledge during construction.

Designer and project manager May-June 2004

Roadshow - Touring arts & music festival. Grizedale Arts, Grizedale; Ikon Gallery and Licky Hills, Birmingham; Real Institute, Wales.
Responsible for organisation and installation/construction of iDEATH marquee at each venue. Publication available on request.

Voluntary work

Project coordinator and mentor 2005 to 2010

Lignum Project, Jamaica.
Teaching young people carpentry skills in remote areas for a charity, the aim of which is to aid and equip them with skills to find future employment.


General Practice Oct 2012

Woodmill GP, London
Light exhibited alongside Frances Scott’s work in her open studio show.

Sudden White (after London) Dec 2008

GSK Contempory, Royal Academy of Arts.
Ottoman furniture selected by curator Mark Beasley.

Fragile Seams:Life on the Edge Mar 2007

Exhibition interior for Architecture Sans Frontières UK, Florence Hall, RIBA, Londo.

3-Way-Rithm May 2006

Muster Station group show, Rockwell Gallery, London.
Two B1 screen prints (editions of 8) and large 3D scale model.

Substance Destroyed Nov 2005

The Prop Makers group show, MOT Gallery, London.
Based on designs by Ben Kelly for Steve Jones’ (Sex Pistols) bedroom. In collaboration with Stephen Beasley.

Hey, Hey Glossolalia: Puff, Puff & Hatchet (Volume 1) Oct 2005

Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London.
Exhibition design in collaboration with architect Stephen Beasley. For artist/curator Mark Beasley (Stanley Picker Research Fellow in Fine Art). Publication available on request.

Plazasuite Aug 2004

Union Gallery, London.
Scale model of iDEATH structure for Flatpack001.

Roadshow Sep 2003

A Grizedale Arts Touring Show, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee.
Scale model of iDEATH structure for Flatpack001.


Three Dimensional Design/Furniture BA(hons) 1996 - 1999

Loughborough University School of Art & Design.