Dundee Contemporary Arts
Installation view of Katy Dove exhibition held at DCA, Dundee 17 September – 20 November, photographed by Ruth Clark, all work courtesy the artist’s estate
A memorial exhibition of drawings, collages, paintings, prints and animations by the much-loved artist Katy Dove (1970 – 2015). Katy created meditative spaces through her combinations of sound and image, and contemplative responses to colour and rhythm.
Katy studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee in the 1990s and worked at DCA when it first opened. She participated in DCA’s exhibitions programme and worked with the Print Studio to produce a series of prints.
Born in Oxford in 1970, Katy studied Psychology before receiving a BA from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. Moving to Glasgow, she developed her art practice alongside a number of musical projects, including Muscles of Joy. Solo exhibitions of her work included Transmission Gallery; Platform and GoMA, Glasgow; Collective and Talbot Rice, Edinburgh; Pump House, London and Spacex, Exeter. Dove was very active in artist-initiated projects commencing in her student years in Dundee with the Unit 13 group and as part of Full Eye with Anne-Marie Copestake and Ariki Porteous. Katy exhibited at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2014.
This exhibition is programmed in partnership with Discovery Film Festival. Previous exhibitions at this time have included Hideyuki Katsumata, Torsten Lauschmann, Heather Phillipson, Hiraki Sawa and George Barber, producing moving-image exhibitions for audiences of all ages. Katy was very interested in presenting her work to younger audiences and found children to be especially receptive to her work.
Katy grew up in the Black Isle and had strong links with the Highlands. Once the exhibition comes to an end in our galleries, it will travel to the Highlands in partnership with High Life Highland. Katy’s work will be shown in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery from Sat 7 January – Sat 25 February, and Thurso Art Gallery and St. Fergus Gallery in Wick from Sat 4 March – Sat 15 April.