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Katy Dove (1970-2015)


(Etching, 2010)

Katy Dove was born in Oxford in 1970, grew up in the Black Isle and after studying psychology at the University of Glasgow gained a scholarship to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Her interest in jewellery, then sculpture, led to animated installations.

Initial drawings and watercolours served as raw material for the animations, watercolour paintings and works on paper. The once isolated elements described in the drawings were scanned into a computer and duplicated and edited by Dove alongside sound. In some pieces the sound was a pre-composed track, in others Dove composed the score herself, using remixed tracks, everyday sounds, musical instruments and occasionally her voice.

The piece displayed here was inspired by the works of renowned Stirling-born animator and film maker Norman McLaren after Dove visited the McLaren archive, which is held by the University of Stirling.

Katy Dove died in January 2015 at the age of 44.

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