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Jacqui Orly

Jacqui Orly returned to Back Lane West as our artist-in-residence in March. Throughout her practice Jacqui is interested in the façades and tools created by civilisation and etiquette that attempt to sublimate the more barbarous side of human nature and how this succeeds and fails across gender and class.

She used her time in the BLW project space to develop The Dream of Separation; a performance about the inability of self to grasp the dual nature we appear to live in and the consequent suffering that feels like separation but isn’t. Jacqui describes this as mysticism at its most ordinary.

As her time in the space was cut short due to the introduction of National lockdown restrictions we look forward to welcoming Jacqui back at a later date when she can share her work publicly.


A graduate of Falmouth University Jacqui whose work has been exhibited internationally.

Her recent work includes; Common Demoninator a piece first created for So You Think you Know Where You Are Going? at Enys House and recreated for Plymouth Art Weekender 2019, which comprised of One thousand pounds in ten or five pound notes strewn on the floor; Love Triangle a shamanic/mythological performance created in the pools of Aphrodite for the Milena Principle project Made Of Walking on the Akamas Peninsula, Cyprus in 2018; and I Want to be Loved by You a public performance created for the Marathon workshop in Berlin, in 2017.

For more information on Jacqui’s work visit