Thursday, December 8, 2011


Newton's Prism, 2011, Timber, Perspex, Resin, Audio
donna davis



This work is currently exhibited at Drawing Point Gallery, in the Curious Colours exhibition.


The work references Isaac Newton's discovery when observing a beam of sunlight through a prism which revealed a 7th colour in the optical spectrum. His discovery was realised through visual perception. This got me thinking about the colours of the rainbow and how you could explain these colours to someone who has never seen colour.


The resin element of the work explains colour as text, listing the colours of the rainbow in braille whilst the audio component seeks to explain colour in an emotive context, reflecting on feelings often associated with colour. I was basically trying to explore colour beyond the visual experience.



Exhibition runs from 1 - 31 December, 2011.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Grid I & II, 2011, donna davis, digital Media


(image courtesy of LeAnne Vincent, the SWICH Contemporary Art Space)


I have two new works Grid I & II (shown above) on exhibition at the SWICH Contemporary Art Space's exhibition Size Matters II. The works explore energy consumption and our role as consumers within the Grid.


All works in the exhibition are 12" x 12" and priced $150 and under, artworks included photography, drawing, painting, digital media and textile. Exhibition will run until 23 December, 2011 - so don't forget to check it out.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ipswich Portraits

Ipswich Portraits: Objects & Mementos has been selected to tour regional Queensland as part of the Queensland Arts Council's 2012-2013 touring program. This is very exciting indeed - I am now in the process of developing some public programs to accompany the works on tour.

Proposed public programs will include: Digital stories program, Oral stories and Education kit.

For more information visit: http://www.qac.org.au/Exhibition_Program.html

Monday, July 18, 2011

Ipswich Stories: Objects & Lace

Ipswich Community Gallery
Cnr d'arcy Doyle Place & Nicholas Street, Ipswich
Open 10-4 Daily until the end of July

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ipswich Art Awards


At the annual Ipswich Art Awards held last month I won "best of show" for the work above, Suspendi rimor.
The judge Dr Chris Bennie, Artist & Lecturer Digital Art and New Media Fine Art Department, Griffith University of Queensland College of Art commented as follows:

"The work displays a delightful marriage of elegance, design and formality with a playful selection of subject matter, colour, shape and texture. The resulting artwork is a sophisticated blend of mundanity, simplicity, organisation, pattern and logic that overall lends it a profound quality."

Donna's art claims 'best of show' "Donna Davis's Suspendi Rimor won Best in Show in the QT Ipswich Art Awards.

IPSWICH conceptual artist Donna Davis made stunning use of pegs to create her winning photograph Suspendi rimor that claimed the prestigious "best of show" title at the QT Ipswich Art Awards...." read the full QT Article by Joel Gould 27th May 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ipswich Portraits

My current work "Ipswich Portraits" is nearing completion with works from the project being exhibited at the Ipswich Community Gallery from 15-31st July. The exhibition will feature fellow artist Sally Picker with works from her "Ipswich Lace" project.


The joint exhibition will be entitled: Ipswich Stories: Objects & Lace


Please keep an eye out for upcoming news regarding the exhibition wherein I will list times and dates of artist talks etc.