Life Through a Lens for Welsh Artist

Acclaimed Welsh artist Holly Davey will be visiting the Glynn Vivian on Friday 25 February, at 1pm, as part of the ongoing programme of free talks organised by the Swansea art gallery.
Feb. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- The Cardiff based photographer and filmmaker will be discussing her art practice and showing examples from her recent projects, including the Lightbox commission, I told you so (2010), at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Holly works predominantly with ideas of performance, architecture and memory, and engages closely with her chosen environment to stimulate her initial creative processes.

Over the last year, Holly’s art practice has gradually developed, moving away from photographic performances to working with moving image and the notion of performance to the lens.

Holly said, “I have established a new and exciting way of working with site, using the history or architecture of a location as a starting place for research.”

“I seek out the hidden stories of a place, its original uses, people that work there, until I find something that sparks my imagination and enables me to create a new narrative.”

“My process means that I work closely with social history, community and archival collections mostly online and library based. “

Through her exceptional series of recent commissions, Holly has become the recipient of a prestigious Creative Wales Award.

For more information and artist images, visit

All exhibitions and activities at the gallery are free and open to everyone.

Visit to find out about forthcoming events and workshops, or call the gallery reception on 01792 516900.

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