Ms Holly Davey BA Hons, Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London. MA Contemporary Dialogues – Photography, Swansea College of Art, UWTSD.

Senior Lecturer in Photography in the Arts

Swansea

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481 285
E-mail: holly.davey@uwtsd.ac.uk

Holly Davey

I am responsible teaching across all three year groups within the programme through lectures, seminars and tutorials. I support the Programme Director in the day - to - day running of the course and support the students with pastoral care

After graduating from Goldsmiths College, London with a Fine Art degree in the late 1990’s, I proceeded to work as a Film and Video Art Technician at Tate Modern in 2000 and then at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2002 where I worked to support artists such as Bill Viola, Michel Rovner, Cory Archangel and Eva Sussman to help produce and install their work in the gallery. I relocated to Wales in 2004 and have worked at Women’s Arts Association, Chapter Arts Centre and Locws International helping artists to develop, produce and install their work for exhibition. 

Association of Photographers in Higher Education.

My current process means that I work closely with ideas surrounding memory, place and archival collections mostly online and library / museum based.  I am interested in the heritage of a location or collection especially it’s lost and largely forgotten social history. I am interested in researching and developing ideas that explore notions of fact and fiction, blurring the boundaries and making my audience question what is real?

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Since graduating Goldsmiths College, London, I have exhibited both across the UK and internationally. In 2012, I exhibited as part of the Arles Photography Festival; in New York as part of a group exhibition called ‘Telegrams on the Table’ and also took part in URRA International Artist Residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2013, I had a Colwinston Trust Commission at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff. In 2014, I had a commission at The Holburne Museum, Bath. In 2015, I exhibited as part of a group exhibition at Syson Gallery, Nottingham and took part in two international residencies in London and Stuttgart, Germany as well as working towards a commission at the Bath and Bristol Weekender. I am currently working on a two part commission at Plymouth Museum which is taking place in the autumn of 2016.

In 2011, I received a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales.