Free Tickets now available for the Performative Lecture – The Remake: Medicalised Death in ICU.

Dates - May 10th to 18th, 2019. The artist, Fiona Davies, will undertake a series of performative lectures within the exhibition Cast a Cold Eye on Life on Death: The Remake Medicalised Death in ICU. This is Davies's examination exhibition, the culmination of four years of practice-led research into medicalised death in ICU. There are [...]

New Work – Blood on Silk: Total Artificial Heart (TAH)

This is the last of the five wonder cabinet works in this series on blood, blood products and body parts. This final work links two aspects, the movement of blood and blood products within the body and the heart that ensures that circulation. The heart is one of the transplantable body organs. In many of [...]

Second post on the installation: Where They were Last Seen, at SCA gallery Sydney.

To continue from the last post from late this month - this image is of another element of the work Where they were last seen, my installation selected by two Masters of Art Curating students, Tian Kang and Yunyan Tang for their exhibition Being towards Death in Gallery five of the Sydney College of the [...]

Being Towards Death, the exhibition

In Gallery five of the Sydney College of the Arts/ University of Sydney Gallery two Masters of Art Curating students, Tian Kang and Yunyan Tang selected my new installation Where they were last seen for their exhibition Being towards Death. Gallery five is an interesting mix between being a white cube and a non-white cube [...]

New Work from Old

One of the first works in this series remade. Formerly in an installation where they wrapped around kneelers in a church, now they are sewn together. All the small incisions around the supports are sewn flat and then all the strips of blanket fabric sewn flat to form a very large blanket shape. The numbers [...]

ABC news post – Doctors think its becoming too hard to die

"Doing the right thing at the right time is fantastic and doing the same thing at the wrong time is horrific," he says. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-28/rethinking-our-approach-to-death-and-having-a-plan-for-dying/10014582

A larger scale recent work from the whole collection of the twenty three units of blood series. Started 2016 and still in progress.

In the run up to the Colour Run project at Braemar Gallery in Springwood NSW. I'm having a look at all of the series of works over the years looking at twenty three units of blood.  This series is decolourised crosses representing each of the units of blood.  They are gilded (badly) aluminium onto rusted [...]

Another in the twenty three units of blood series. This time from 2016

This work Blood on Silk: Bleeding Out [The Book] comes in two parts. One is a twenty three page book of blood stains meant to be handled and held on the lap of the reader, within the space of the  body. The other element is a card labelled Instructional Manual. One the reverse side is [...]

Revisiting all of the 23 units of blood works

In two weeks an exhibition called Colour Run will open at the Braemar Gallery in Springwood.  The exhibition is curated by Beata Geyer and one of my works  Once upon a time , long ago and far away there were twenty three units of blood has been selected.  In the run up I've been thinking of [...]