Alacoque Davey studied at Liverpool John Moores University gaining BA Hons Fine Art in 1995 going on to gain a Masters at University of Ulster in 2000.

She works across several disciplines including ceramic, print, drawing and painting. Her current work focuses on this multidisciplinary approach with the incorporation of print and ceramic onto the painted surface.

“The ‘paintings’ are constructed. I approach them 3-dimensionally and think of them as flattened sculptural pieces. Similarly the sculptural assemblages refer back to the paintings. I am primarily interested in the materiality of substances (clay, plaster, paint, ink, wire, wood…..) and my studio practice focuses on how to combine and play with surfaces to create a unified space. Process regulates and drives the work; the pouring, scraping, cutting, layering, assembling, arranging and re-positioning of elements within a fixed picture plane, exploring the notion of absence and containment. Central to the theme of the work is this idea of absence and the ambiguity of ’empty’ space.”




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QSS artist Alacoque exhibiting at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

Dates: 18 April – 26 May 2018 Venue: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, 24 Main St, Limavady, BT49 0FJ […]

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