Dana Bley
Open daily 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 24 May - Sunday 11 June (Closed Monday 29 May)

Free admission
My interest in photographing wrapped bouquets germinated in the late eighties of last century in a different environment and different place, when I still worked completely on film and in the darkroom.
This fascination, with the dynamics and semiotics of ephemeral, packaged and commercialised beauty, revived here, in England, six years ago, when bouquets marked birthdays and other significant moments. Their gay, doomed symbolism called to me so I displayed them and captured the feelings of unpacking a celebration very, very slowly...

Dana Bley, born in 1954 into a family of artists, graduated from the Graphic Arts School at the School of Applied Arts, Bratislava, studied Graphic product design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, and in 1991 studied Photography at the Institute of Fine Arts, SÈF Creative Photography, at the Silesian University in Opava, where she had worked for six years as a graphic design teacher.
After her studies, she exhibited in the collective exhibitions of the Union of Slovak Fine Artists in Bratislava and joint exhibitions of graphic artists and photographers in Slovakia and later in Bohemia.

Dana had a successful solo exhibition with the Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton in 2018, was shortlisted by LensCulture for her works in 2019 to 2022, and exhibited at the Art Fair in Windsor in 2022.
Robert Phillips Gallery
Riverhouse Arts Centre
Manor Road
Walton on Thames
KT12 2PF