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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Recently I presented at the 2018 Annual Association for Art History conference in London as part of a day long panel on Aural Affects and Effects: Explicit and Implicit sounds and rhythms in contemporary visual media put together by Olga Nikolaeva, Christine Sjöberg and Johnny Wingstedt. Not only did several aspects of my research fall [...]
https://vimeo.com/257997930 In the card game Racing Patience ICU there are two players. One draws a central card that describes the patient's stats when entering ICU. Starting at the same time, one player represents the ICU team trying to bring the patient back into the normal or survivable ranges for blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygenation [...]
A short video, four minutes in length, documenting some of the first games played of Racing Patience ICU. The artist Fiona Davies plays against the performance artist Tom Isaacs and the curator Lizzy Marshall. https://vimeo.com/254144142 In the card game Racing Patience ICU there are two players. One draws a central card that describes the patient's [...]
Just got back the redesigned cards from the printers. They are so easy to handle when playing and look good as well. What more do you want for a good robust game. The cards need to be tough as this card game can be no holds barred with no notion of taking turns.
Exhibition Launch: Friday 21 July, 6 - 9pm EXHIBITIONS: BLOOD ON SILK: LAST SEEN 22 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017 | 10.00am - 5.00pm Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents its inaugural Turbine Hall Commission, Blood on Silk: Last Seen by established Western Sydney artist, Fiona Davies. For this new work Davies will transform the [...]
Image Credit ABC RN Tiger Web http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/better-blood-transfusions/8507588 Click the link above for this ABC Health Report story on making blood transfusions better. Short and fabulous.