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About Donna O'Callaghan
Donna O'Callaghan Art Artist statement
Donna O'Callaghan is an emerging fine artist from Gippsland in country Victoria. Her work features textural abstracts, minimalist compositions and more recently, increasingly complex colour palettes using acrylics and mixed media on canvas, canvas paper and board. Donna's strong connection to the ocean can be seen in her art. Her art has a focus on climate change, impacting on the ocean and its inhabitants. "I create ocean based artworks which incorporate corals, coral spawn, and the ocean which promote a conversation surrounding conservation. I love diving, and incorporate the feeling I get when I'm diving in my artwork. It's a wonderful feeling when I start a new artwork.” Donna's first solo exhibition was with the Abi Edwards Gallery, Tonimbuk, Victoria, first solo public gallery exhibition with East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale and has been involved in a number of group exhibitions including The Old Auction House in Kyneton, Victoria, and a two part community arts project with Lifeline. Donna's work can be viewed at her studio in Traralgon, in current exhibitions, online and in stores.
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Representation MelissaCahill, Madame Hunter Art, Malvern, Victoria.
SoloExhibitions 2018– April/May - Abi Edwards Gallery, Tonimbuk, Victoria, Australia. 2019– November – Three Little Birds Cafe, Traralgon, Victoria,Australia. 2020– January – East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria,Australia.
GroupExhibitions 2019– April/May– The Old Auction House, Kyneton, Victoria. 2019– May/August – Herd Coworking Space, Warragul, Victoria. 2019– December – Gippslandia Pop-up, Traralgon. 2019– December/January – WRAP East Gippsland Art Gallery 2020– Gallery ARC Yinnar, 2020 Exhibition, Yinnar, Victoria. 2020– Madame Hunter Group Exhibition, Malvern Artists Society, Malvern,Victoria. 2020– Gippsland Art Gallery Art Aid Fundraiser, Exhibition and Auction,Sale, Victoria. 2020 - Gallery ARC Yinnar, Embracing Female Rage Exhibition, Yinnar, Victoria. 2020 - Canterbury Art Exhibition, Canterbury, Victoria.
CommunityWork 2018– Lifeline RUOK? Day festivals, Community Arts Projects. 2019- Impact Boom Masterclass – Social entrepreneur startup.
Artistin Residence 2018– Abi Edwards Gallery.
Ongoingexhibitions and retail businesses 2017- 2019 – LJ Hooker Traralgon. 2018- present – Wandering Fields, Yarram. 2018- present - Morwell Art and Framing, Morwell. 2018- present – Skinsense, Traralgon. 2018– present – Hilltop Conveyancing, Traralgon. 2018- Dear Delilah Florist, Morwell. 2019– Three Little Birds Cafe, Traralgon. 2019– Gippslandia Pop-up Shop, Traralgon.
ArtShows 2017– Leongatha Art and Photography Show. 2018– Leongatha Art and Photography Show. 2018– Warragul Art Show. 2018– Tyers Art Festival. 2019– Mirboo North Art Show.
OpenStudios 2019– Latrobe Open Studios, Morwell, Victoria, Australia.
ShortCourses 2019– Negative Press, Print making course, Latrobe Regional Gallery,Morwell
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