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ART EDUCATION

Bachelor of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland, QLD

Diploma of Visual Art, Bremer Institute of TAFE, QLD

Certificate in Fashion-Dress Design, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, Brisbane QLD

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

SOLO EXHIBITION

2016 Minimal: Crows Nest Reagonal Art Gallery, Crows Nest, QLD

2014 Reincarnate: Rethink, Recycle, Remake into Art. the ‘HATBOXART’ Popup Gallery,QLD

2012 Moderne: Art Deco Inspired Millinery, the SWICH Contemporary Art Space, QLD

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Ipswich Art Awards,St Pauls Hall, Ipswich, QLD 

2017 Ipswich Art Awards,St Pauls Hall, Ipswich, QLD 

2016 Ipswich Art Awards,St Pauls Hall, Ipswich, QLD 

2015 Graduart 2015, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowomba, QLD

2015 Graduart 2015, USQ Arts Gallery and Red Door Gallery, USQ Toowoomba, QLD

2015 Trash to Treasure, Ipswich Community Gallery, Ipswich CBD, QLD

2014 The QT Ipswich Art Awards, St Pauls Hall, Ipswich, QLD

2013 Home Grown 2013, Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich, QLD

2012 End is Nigh, the SWICH Contemporary Art Space, Ipswich, QLD

2012 The QT Ipswich Art Awards, St Pauls Hall, Ipswich, QLD

2011 Size Matters II, the SWICH Contemporary Art Space, Ipswich, QLD

2011 The QT Ipswich Art Awards, St Pauls Hall, Ipswich, QLD

2010 Visual Intersect, Ipswich Community Gallery, Ipswich, QLD

2010 The QT Ipswich Art Awards, St Pauls Hall, Ipswich, QLD

2009 Perceptions, Ipswich Community Gallery, Ipswich, QLD

2008 Serendipity, Ipswich Community Gallery Ipswich, QLD

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2018 Ipswich Art Gallery, Acquisition, Sculpture, Ipswich Art Awards, Ipswich, QLD

2016 Highly Commended, Sculpture, Ipswich Art Awards, Ipswich, QLD

1984 Ipswich Art Gallery, Acquisition, Painting, Ipswich Art Awards, Ipswich, QLD

1982 Queensland Finalist, National Art Awards, Painting, The Commonwealth Banking Corporation and The Australian, Brisbane, QLD

 

COLLECTONS

City of Ipswich Collection, Ipswich Art Gallery Ipswich, QLD

 + Various Private Collections

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2014 Curator, Reincarnate: Recycle, Rethink, Remake into Art, the ‘HATBOXART’ Popup Gallery, QLD

2013 Assistant Curator, Arts with Benefits Eden Restoration Project Madagascar Exhibition, West End, QLD

2013 Assistant Curator, Stimulate the Senses, Ipswich Community Art Gallery, Ipswich, QLD

 

PROFESSIONAL INVITATIONS

2018 Millinery Workshop Presenter 'Hats & High Tea', James Bespoke Couture, Ipswich, QLD

2016 Millinery Showcase Display, Ipswich Central Library, Ipswich, QLD

2015 Milliner, Doubt a parable, That Production Company, Studio 188, Ipswich, QLD

2015 Guest Speaker, Lady Mayoress Community Support Committee, Ipswich, QLD

2014 Makerspace Workshop Presenter & Tudor, ‘Melbourne Cup Fascinators’ Ipswich Central Library Ipswich, QLD

2013 Makerspace Workshop Presenter & Tudor, ‘Fascinating Fascinators’ Ipswich Central Library, Ipswich QLD.

2012 Guest Speaker & Presenter, High Tea Event, FOILS, Ipswich Central Library, Ipswich, QLD

2012 Wearable Art Fashion Parade, Knot-Just–Macramé Fibre Festival, Ipswich Community Gallery, Ipswich QLD

2011 Millinery Showcase Display, Ipswich Central Library, Ipswich, QLD

2010 Charity Fashion Parade, Ladies Day, Ipswich Turf Club, Ipswich, QLD.

2008 Judge, Fashion on the Fields, Burdekin Race Day, Home Hill, QLD

2007 Judge, Fashion on the Fields, Burdekin Race Day, Home Hill, QLD

2007 Guest Presenter, Millinery Design Presentation, Morten Institute of TAFE, Brisbane, QLD

2005 Millinery Workshop & Tudor, St Peter’s Lutheran Collage, Brisbane, QLD

 

Artist Statement

 

Moderne: Art Deco Inspired Millinery

This body of work has been inspired by theatrical themes and is informed by the early 20th century art movements such as Art Nouveau and Art deco. My sculptural, wearable artworks are reminiscent of Paris in the 1920s, an era renowned for its glamour, functionality and modernity. Art Deco explored the decorative arts and influenced architecture, aviation, design, and fashion. The movement was characterised by geometric shapes and angular compositions, with a love of decorative and exotic fabrics and designs from many different cultures. This era is set to make a comeback in fashion with the soon to be released Hollywood move 'The Great Gatsby' directed by Baz Luhrman.

Donna Dobbs

2012

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