Mary-Joyce Maurice Davis


 Born in  Mauritius, a small African island in the Indian Ocean, Mary-Joyce spent most of her life  as an expatriate living in Africa, the Middle East and Europe . She is now based in Ireland.  Mary-Joyce's multidisciplinary practice reflects on displacement through  migration that can  create a shift in cultural heritage and identity ,making the unfamiliar familiar .
Mary-Joyce explores and responds to cultural hybridity by juxtaposing a kaleidoscope of colours and textures on textile, canvas , wood .
A bold colour palette is contrasted by a ‘distressed’ effect in layering , peeling and marks to articulate a visual language in colour   . This creates an equilibrium, opening up conversation with her ongoing investigation on issues of globalism in cultures and postcolonialism.
  Mauritian Kreole /Creole

Lakaz Mama ( Mama’s house)
Disrupted Homes/Mixed Cultures

We leave our homes without a backward glance and forget the distant land.
We try to forget the olden days but not our dreams and memories.
The culture and  language that we inherited  help  build a new one in our adopted land and we  continue where we left off.... 'Lakaz Mama’.
  • Omagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom