Angela Darby (b. Belfast) is a visual artist, curator and critical writer based in County Down, N.Ireland. Presently she is the curator and gallery director at Seacourt The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking. Darby has exhibited both regionally and internationally including exhibitions at The Global International Printmaking Biennial of Douro Av Teixeira Portugal, Arizona State University, Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku Finland, Doncaster Museum, Photo Ireland ,The F.E. McWilliam Centre and Limerick City Gallery of Art.
She has contributed to a number of publications such as Aesthetica Arts & Culture, WhiteHot Magazine NYC, SuperMassiveBlackHole, Circa and AN. The artist’s work is held in public and private collections including the Lux Film and Video Centre London and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
The series ‘We make our own heaven & hell right here on earth’ consists of photo intaglio prints made from digitally collaged images. Darby constructs utopian/dystopian cities from a diverse range of cultural and historical sources. Concrete Brutalism structures sit adjacent to ancient religious temples to form Babel like towers that are in constant flux of forming and collapsing. Throughout the inclusion of explosions, ash clouds and rubble these acts of aggression and violence are a testament to our own cultural disintegration.