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Domestic Piece One
© the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Domestic Piece One 1980

Di Livey (b.1946)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
Artist and teacher, born in Surrey, who created constructions from materials such as canvas stretched or folded over a frame of wood, covered with many layers of acrylic paint. Although apparently abstract, titles were “keys to the ideas behind the works”. She studied at Guildford School of Art, 1962–4, Chelsea School of Art, 1964–7, and Royal College of Art, 1967–70. Taught widely, including St Martin’s School of Art, Middlesex Polytechnic and Royal College of Art. Showed at ICA, at several John Moores Liverpool Exhibitions at Walker Art Gallery and in Summer Show 2, at Serpentine Gallery, 1981. Lived in London, where Arts Council held her work. Among her solo shows was Project Arts, Dublin, 1978. Later group appearances included Empty Vesels, The Winchester Gallery and tour, 1985, and Sculpture in a Rose Garden, The Royal National Rose Society, St Albans, and East End Open Studios, at Chisenhale Studios, both 1989.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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