Holly Davey: Here is Where We Came From


Holly Davey: Here is Where We Came From

Saturday 7th May 2016 - Saturday 3rd September 2016

Free to visit at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. Tues - Fri 10am - 5.30pm, Sat 10am - 5pm

Artist Holly Davey commemorates 75 years since the Plymouth Blitz with a commission inspired by her family
history and Lee Miller’s photograph of a bombed out chapel. Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery was one of
the few buildings to survive the bombing and is about to embark on a major redevelopment. Working with ideas
around objects, collection and memory, Davey’s sculptural intervention has taken a cabinet that usually displays
delicate pottery and filled it with rubble; reflecting on the layers of history the museum has witnessed, and the
central role it has played in shaping the city’s futures, from post war reconstruction to a new vision of Plymouth as
a city of culture.

Following on from this sculpture the artist will create a major public art commission for the facade of Plymouth
City Museum and Art Gallery when it closes its doors in September for its development into the Plymouth History
Centre. Holly Davey (born 1974) lives and works in Cardiff.

A Plymouth Arts Centre commission in partnership with Plymouth City Council (Arts and Heritage) for the History

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