Image – Video still Blood on Silk: Blood Types A+. 2012, 2 ‘ 

Blood on Silk: Farnham

at the James Hockey Gallery, University for the Creative Arts Farnham

26th October – 15th December 2012

Australian artist Fiona Davies has created Blood on Silk: Farnham as a monumental work, which directly addresses the structure of the James Hockey Gallery in an ambitious site-sensitive installation curated by Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture at the University for the Creative Arts.

Working as a semi-permeable membrane, the layers of handmade silk paper both delineate the structure of the gallery space and partially conceal it. Referencing both connective tissues and funeral shrouds, the silk paper forlornly invokes ideas and experiences of absence.

Blood on Silk is a three year cross disciplinary collaboration between Dr. Peter Domachuk, ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Physics, University of Sydney, a writer Dr. Lee Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Art Gallery and a visual artist Fiona Davies. (

Fiona Davies will be speaking about her work during the Transparent Boundaries Conference at UCA Farnham on October 26th.

For further details please contact Professor Lesley Millar:

James Hockey Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, UK

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm

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