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Donna Davis

Ipswich, Queensland

Anthropogenic disturbance is the reason for the current climate situation; as an artist I seek to understand the ecological complexity and explore our role as humans to alleviate and remedy the disorder”

Donna Davis is a multi-discipline artist intrigued with the idea of connection; her work explores intersections between art and science with a particular focus on natural and social ecosystems. Often collaborating with ecologists, botanists and mycologists, Donna explores new ways to creatively interpret ecological data; working across sculpture, assemblage, installation and digital media to create works that consider imagined futures and provide sites of environmental observation. By providing new ways of ‘seeing’, Donna aims to challenge ecological discourse and empower stewardship of our fragile ecosystems.

Donna has undertaken a number of residencies with organisations such as the Australian Tropical Herbarium, Queensland State Archives, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland Herbarium and the Department of Environment and Science (DES). Currently Donna is artist- in-resident on an international project based in Cairns, working with scientists from George Washington University, USA and the Natural History Museum London, UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (ART) from Curtin University and has works held in both public and private collections. She has exhibited widely in both solo and selected group exhibitions; and had her work feature in state and national touring exhibitions.