23 Nov - 21 Dec 2013
We are delighted to celebrate the first year in our new gallery with a solo exhibition by Jacqueline Donachie. Donachie presents a new body of work, which brings together her precise linear drawings on paper and in print with a new sculptural piece installed in the gallery.
Graduating from The Glasgow School of Art’s influential Environmental Art department, Donachie is part of a group of artists who maintain the practice of placing their work in a variety of public contexts, engaging directly with the public from inside and out-with conventional gallery spaces.
She is based in Glasgow and has forged an international reputation for a socially engaged art practice that often inhabits public space, through both permanent works and temporary events. Underpinning her creative practice is a constant attention to both writing and drawing, illustrated by an ongoing series of published books, and a portfolio of academic research. Donachie uses materials that are often influenced by and allude to the everyday urban environment - concrete, steel, and scaffolding. Most recently she used chalk to create Glasgow Slow Down, a mass community cycling event across the city of Glasgow launching the countdown to the XX Commonwealth Games.
Born in Glasgow in 1969, Donachie studied at The Glasgow School of Art before completing a Masters of Fine Art at Hunter College, New York in 1996. She has exhibited widely, solo exhibitions include: Weight, Leamington Spa Art Gallery (CAS purchase) 2012, Temple of Jackie, Radar, Loughborough University Arts, Loughborough 2011, Speedwork, public work for Glasgow International, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow 2010, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (with Prof Darren Monckton) 2006, Green Place, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (Commission/ purchase by the Contemporary Art Society) 2004, and IASPIS, Stockholm (2002).
Group shows include: Desire Lines, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne 2013; Artists and Science, Weismann Institute, Tel Aviv, 2013; The Land Between Us, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 2010, Talkin’ Loud and Saying Somethin’, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, 2008; New; Recent acquisitions, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2002; Here and Now, Scottish Art 1990 - 2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland.
She has undertaken several public commissions, with permanent works at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness and in Darnley, Glasgow, Slow Down in the east end of Glasgow, South (Oslo) in the Aker brygge district in Oslo. Temporary works include Slow Down, first made in Huntly, Scotland with Deveron Arts (2009) followed by a commission with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2013).
She was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts in 2005, and has work in several national and international museum collections.
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Image: ‘Study for Speedwork’
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