Holly Davey

We Speak Everywhere
Swansea Castle
Holly Davey’s photographic artwork sited within the grounds of Swansea Castle stems from her discovery that part of the castle tower was used as a dovecote. Davey uses the symbol of a dove representing peace, hope and divinity, to reconnect the castle with its past and the events it managed to survive.
Orchestrating a ceremonial dove release from within the castle, Davey captures the moment and presents us with a striking billboard image. Easily misunderstood as advertising within the context of the consumerism of the inner city, she gives the castle a new voice, allowing it to convey its message of history as well as reminding us to be mindful of our future.