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Debby Akam

I work across media using video, collage and woodcut prints to explore threshold spaces between humans and the natural world.

Debby Akam uses video, collage and woodcut prints to engage with particular places and spaces. She is working on an on- going series of artworks, mostly made in and around her home, that articulate the metaphor of the ‘permeable home’ as a useful vehicle for re- imagining our place at home in the world.  Works on paper explore similar territory, within the traditions of Painting and Printmaking. New paintings and woodcuts are characterised by saturated colour, and overlaid slabs of decorative patterning occurring within a shallow space. They draw on organic and vernacular forms, and represent an impulse to make something uses primary forms and natural materials: wood and hand- made paper. Print and video both allow the possibility of repeating sequences in endless variations, allowing for serendipity and chance.  Debby occasionally runs print making workshops for up to 4 participants. The studio is open for visits throughout the year by appointment.



Red/yellow field




It's a Different World

Converging circles

Dowdales School, (Ultimate Learning)

Dowdales School Hall, (Ultimate Learning)

Ultimate Learning

Interior, dawn


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