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Curriculum Vitae

Donna Wright (b. 1962, Australia)
PhD; MA - Visual Art (Research); Grad. Diploma Adult Education & Training; BA - Fine Art; Diploma Design
+61 400147974

EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia, 2007
Master of Arts – Visual Arts, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia, 2001
Graduate Diploma Adult Education, University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 1999
Bachelor Arts – Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 1990
Diploma Design, Randwick Technical College, Sydney, Australia, 1981

EXHIBITIONS
Solo:
2017 Adventures of Dog and Girl
Westgarth Street Open Studio Weekend, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
2014 When You Own Your Own Stories
The UpFront Club, Maleny, Queensland, Australia
2013 Impact and Consequence
High Gate Studios, Brisbane, Australia
2012 Travels with Gauguin : Tracing Culture
High Gate Studios, Brisbane, Australia
2010 Travels with Gauguin : Works on Paper
Studio 116, Centre International d’Accueil et d'Echanges des Recollets, Paris, France.
2007 Big Blue Ball: Connecting the world through creativity
American University in Paris (AUP), Paris, France
2007 Big Blue Ball: Pictures, people, place
NEXT Gallery, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
2004 Lines
Forest Café Gallery, Mt Tamborine, Australia
2001 Shifting Position
Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for Live Arts, Brisbane, Australia
1996 Bloodlines
The Grape, Wickham Hotel, Brisbane, Australia
1994 Landmarks
Stradbroke Island Centre for Art & Design, Nth Stradbroke Island, Australia
1993 Mapping Culture
Stradbroke Island Centre for Art & Design, Nth Stradbroke Island, Australia
1992 Cotton Bud Cultures & Colonial Cowgirls
Museums of the Northern Territory: The Residency, Alice Springs, Australia
1992 Cotton Bud Cultures & Colonial Cowgirls
McWhirters Artspace, Brisbane, Australia
1992 Elemental Linguistics
Point Lookout Community Gallery, Nth Stradbroke Island, Australia
1991 Place Maps
Stradbroke Island Arts & Pottery Gallery, Nth Stradbroke Island, Australia

Group:
2017 Adventures of Dog and Girl - Everywhere World Group Show
Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2014 'The Imaginary Bones of Josie Hehir': Clare Note Books Project, The Courthouse Gallery and Courthouse, Ennistymon, Ireland
2010 Artistes résidents sur l'exposition
Chapelle des Recollets a Paris, St. Martin, Paris
2007 Ouvrez le Studio Art Contemporain
Chapelle des Recollets a Paris, St. Martin, Paris
2001 Conrad Jupiters Art Awards
Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
1998 Riding the Cultural Boundaries
Queensland College of Art Gallery, Griffith University, Australia
1998 Doormats
Queensland College of Art Gallery, Griffith University, Australia
1996 Girls
Point Lookout Gallery, Nth Stradbroke Island, Australia
1994 One World
Stradbroke Island Centre for Art & Design, Nth Stradbroke Island, Australia
1993 Stradbroke Island Centre for Art & Design Opening Exhibition
Bingle Road Gallery, Nth Stradbroke Island, Australia
1991 Oddysseys & Ends - Women's Business
McWhirters Artspace, Brisbane, Australia
1991 Logan Art Awards
Logan Butter Factory, Brisbane, Australia
1990 Out Now
New MOCA, Brisbane, Australia
1990 Carolyne Barker Awards
Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, Australia
1990 542
Gallerie Brutal, Brisbane, Australia
1989 In-2-Media
Arch Lane Public Art, Brisbane, Australia
1989, 1988, Blue Stocking Exhibition
Queensland University Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES
2010 Artist in Residence, St. Aidan’s Anglican Girls College, Brisbane, Australia
2010 International Artist Residency, Centre International d’Accueil et d'Echanges des Recollets, Paris
2007 International Artist Residency, Centre International d’Accueil et d'Echanges des Recollets, Paris
1994 Artist in Residence, SICAD: Stradbroke Island Centre for Art and Design, Australia
1992 Individual Projects Grant, Arts Queensland, Australia
1992 Artist in Residence, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
1991 Artist in Residence, Mitchell Gallery, North Stradbroke Island, Australia.

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
2009 Practising creative innovation across cultures. International Journal of the Humanities, 7 (1), 9-27.

2009 An intercultural aesthetic dialogue: Creativity and innovation across cultures. International Journal 
of the Arts in Society, 4 (1), 33-35.
2009 The visual artefact as site for cross-cultural engagement: Making new connections, imagining new
possibilities. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4 (1), 199-212.
2007 The humanity of creativity: The transformative value of the imagination in setting up sites for new
knowledge construction. SLEID: Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 4 (2), 41-53.
2007 Connecting the world through creativity: Using creative practice to facilitate a sharing of meaning
across cultures. International Journal of the Humanities, 5 (2), 83-88.
2007 Connect + Create = Transform: Creativity and creative practice building understanding across cultures.
International Journal for Diversity in Communities, Organisations and Nations, 7 (2), 61-65.
2006 Big Blue Ball: Pictures, people, place: An intercultural playground for creative conversations.
International Journal of the Humanities, 4 (2), 31-39.

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