The second part of this work hanging about one metre below the bag attached to the body. The current name which reflects on what I feel is the clunkiness of the design of many medical devices is pedestrian and the work needs a new name.
Re – making of Work from the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia into a thirty metre scroll format
rice and other papers, gold leaf, wood, paint, silk paper and cloth, 2014 and 2023 1800 x 30 x 30cm in rolled format 1800 x 10200 x 30 'The project 'Blood on Silk ' was started in 2010 with the collaboration between Fiona Davies and the physicist the Late Dr Peter Domachuk. Peter was researching [...]
What should be simple doesn’t always work that way.
What should be simple doesn’t always work that way (detail), 2023, aluminum gilding and found objects, 150cm(h) x 30 cm x 10cm What should be simple doesn’t always work that way is a work I produced for a show at Articulate Project Space in Sydney, Australia around the theme of connection. For the mechanical connecting [...]
Group Exhibition at Everglades in Leura Australia, ‘Image Word Object’.
My work is on the right hand side of this photograph. Fiona Davies has made many objects documenting personal and family histories and traumas. Her work ranges over multiple media including mixed media installation, video, still images, texts and games that invite the public to engage in the process of creativity and discovery of personal [...]
From the Italian contemporary textile art magazine, ArteMorbida, an interview by Barbara Pavan about my art practice.
From the New Scientist online from the 28th July 2022 - 'Ultrasound stickers could continuously image internal organs for days'. A team of scientists working across several institutions have made a significant advance in wearable ultrasound devices by developing a way to keep the scanning device attached to the human body. So good on so [...]
Another great new use of silk.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/environment/3572961-could-silk-help-solve-our-microplastics-problem/ This time from MIT, a new use for silk as a means of replacing microplastics in the encapsulation process. There's a link to a more technical article in the link.
New Performative Work – ‘Once upon a Time, Long Ago and Far Away: A Short History of Removal .’
On Saturday April 30 from 5 p.m. at the Rhomboid Studio in Mount Victoria, NSW Australia I'll be presenting a brand new performative work. Its very exciting to have this opportunity to be part of the Lumiere Festival of the Moving Image in Mount Victoria. Below is the link to where you can get tickets [...]
Great article on the ABC news website about the changing profile of blood group types in Australia
https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-03-21/blood-group-type-australia-donation-ethnicity-diversity-genetics/100916578?utm_campaign=abc_news_web&utm_content=link&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_news_web Follow this link to details of the study and the results and a brief outline of the possible implications of these changes and the relatively unchanging profile of the pool of blood donors in Australia. Fiona Davies Twenty- three Units of Blood,(detail) 2006, metal and found objects size variable