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Donna Marcus

Donna Marcus
Dodecahedron X 2008
Aluminium
85 × 85 × 85 cm

  Donna Marcus

Education

2006 
PhD, Monash University, Melbourne
1988 
Master of Arts (Visual Arts), City Art Institute (University of New South Wales), Sydney
1981 
Bachelor of Visual Arts, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Bolt, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2013
Composite, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
2011
Slip, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
Naples: The City Revisited, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland
2009
Ascorbic, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
Donna Marcus: Colour Studies, Mackay Artspace, Queensland
Donna Marcus: Re-Collections, Gippsland Regional Gallery, Sale, Victoria
2007
Parlour, Sofitel, Collins Street, Melbourne
2006
Parlour, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
Mining, Monash Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
2004
Code, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Dozens, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
Aluminium in Art, Gladstone Regional Gallery, Queensland
2003
Cover, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
2002
Bucket or Jewels, Central Goldfields Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria
2001
Teamwork, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
Round, McClelland, Langwarrin, Victoria
Flat, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
1998
As Practical as it is Beautiful: Cinderella by Jason, Linden, St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne
1997
Home of Memories: Assemblagen und Objekte, Gallerie Tammen and Busch, Berlin, Germany
Pure Strong-lite, Gladstone Regional Gallery, Gladstone, Queensland
1996
99% Pure Aluminium, Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
1995
Anchored Afloat, Australian Embassy, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

2014
Domestic Bliss, Deakin University, Melbourne
2013
To be or to have presents, Sea Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
Opportunity Shop, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
Ten Years of Things, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
Art/Life: Selected Works from the Shane & Sally Thompson Bequest, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2012
Shared Vision, Griffith University (exhibition toured to six venues in Poland in 2011/2012)
2011
Australia Felix, Crane Arts Centre, Philadelphia, USA
Journeys through history, theory and practice, Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS, Hobart
2010
Australian Pavilion, World Expo Shanghai, China
White Hot, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
The Mayo Festival, St Margaret's School, Brisbane
The Stan and Maureen Duke Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland
2009
Marcher sur les pelouses (Walk on the Grass), Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Nothing out of the ordinary, Nellie Castan Gallery (in conjunction with Dianne Tanzer Gallery), Melbourne
2008
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, USA
The Green Zone, Academy Gallery, Launceston, University of Tasmania, Tasmania
The Great Divide, Artisan, Brisbane
The Mayo Festival, St Margaret's School, Brisbane
Shandong Anniversary Exhibition/Queensland College of Art, Shandong College of Art, Jinan, China
2007
Smart Works: Design and the Handmade, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, New South Wales
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
McClelland Survey + Award, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria
La Femme Domestique, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
2006
Found Out: Art from the Found Object, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, New South Wales
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
Conrad Jupiter's Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
If you were to collect…Elements of Abstraction, Deloitte, Melbourne
2005
McClelland Survey + Award, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria
Eigmatic, Shandong Arts College, Jinan, China
2004
Temperature, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
2003
McClelland Survey + Award, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council, Sydney, New South Wales
The dish ran away with the spoon: Exploring still life, Academy of the Arts Gallery, University of
Tasmania, Hobart
Montalto Sculpture Prize, Red Hill, Victoria
2002
Place/Displace, Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane
Fathoming: Contemporary Australian Sculpture, RGAQ national touring exhibition
Transit Narratives, Centro per la Cultura e le Arti Visive Le Venezie, Villa Letizia, Treviso, Italy
2001
National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Victoria
Environmental Acts, Maroondah Art Gallery, Maroondah, Victoria
Fundere Sculpture Prize, Contemporary Sculptors Association, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council, Sydney, New South Wales
Virtually Furniture Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
2000
Moving Cities: Australian Artists in Berlin, Australian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
Retrieved Object, Linden, St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne
Becton National Sculpture Exhibition, Gasworks, City of Port Phillip, Melbourne
1999
Organic, McClelland Art Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria
Howlong, Red Door Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Material and Beyond, University of Southern Queensland, Queensland (touring exhibition)
Hybrid Creatures, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Extreme Peripheries, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
The Post-Postcard Show, Linden, St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne
The Australian Tactile Exhibition, Customs House, Sydney, New South Wales
1998
Driven to Abstraction, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
Overview, Linden, St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne
Salon des Refusee, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
Décor, Smith & Stonely, Brisbane
1997
Kleine Freuden, Galerie am Chamissoplatz, Berlin, Germany
Logan City Art Prize (recipient Sculpture Award), Logan Art Gallery, Queensland
Conrad Jupiter's Art Prize (Acquired), Gold Coast, Queensland
1999
First Draft 10th Anniversary Show, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
1996
Ready Wrapped and Self Sealed, Linden, St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne
Muse, Umbrella Studios, Townsville, Queensland
Tai Pei Sister City Exhibition, Tai Pei Town Hall, Taiwan
1993
On the Walls, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
Install x 4, Tasmanian School of Art, Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart
1992
Rapunzel Traditionen eines europaischen Marchenstoffes in Dichtung und Kunst, Gallerie IX, Berlin, Germany (toured in Germany and Scotland)
Dame Edna regrets she is unable to attend: an exhibition of Contemporary Australian Satirical Sculpture, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne + national tour
A Material World—Fibre, Colour, Pattern, Powerhouse Museum (Stage 1), New South Wales

Public Art Commissions

2016
Sponge (forthcoming), Joondalup Town Centre, Western Australia
Vapour, Zhengzhou, China (with Urban Art Projects, Shanghai)
2015
Propel, Gladstone Airport ( Art + Place supported by Queensland Government, Gladstone Regional Council , QAL Gladstone Airport )
Sift, Heneng, China (with Urban Art Projects, Shanghai)
2012
True North, Blue Water Sculpture Trail, Mackay, Queensland
2010
Re-entry, Federation Square, Melbourne
2009
Delphinus, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (with UAP, Brisbane)
Trickle, 400 George Street, Brisbane (curated by Jacqueline Amitstead)
Vivarium, Lanai, Mackay, Queensland (curated by Louise Martin Chew and Alison Kubler)
I Saw and Angel in the Marble and Carved to Set Him Free (in collaboration with Simon Laws), Musgrave Park, Labrador, Queensland (collection of Gold Coast City)
2006
Steam, Brisbane Square, Queensland
2005
Futurescope (in collaboration with Simon Laws), Ipswich Mall, Queensland
2003
Team A + Team B, Tallebudgera Outdoor Education Centre, Queensland

Awards, Grants and Residencies

2013
Australia Council, New York Residency
AIA Art +Architecture Commendation for True North
2008
Arts Queensland, Career Development Grant
2007
Australia Council, New Work Established Grant
QCA/Shandong College of Art Residency, Jinan, Shandong Province, China
Inaugural Global Arts/Sofitel Artist in Residence, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne
2001
Australia Council Skills and Development Grant (London Studio Residency)
Arts Development Grant, Arts Queensland
1997
Parks Victoria Residency
Individual Professional Development Grant, Arts Queensland
1995
Studio Residency Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, University of Tasmania
1988
DAAD German Government Scholarship
Project Grant. VACB Australia Council
1999
Parks Victoria Residency (awarded by GCCAG and Parks Victoria) 
1995
Studio Residency Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris May/June (UTAS)
1982
Australia Council, Individual Artist Grant

Selected Bibliography

Acme Studios. Time and Vision: Australia Council for the Arts London Residencies 1992–2012, Acme Studios, London, UK, 2012
Armistead, J. The Great Divide [ex. cat.], Artisan, Queensland, 2008
Artbank. 'Artbank: Australian Art In Public Spaces', Artbank, Sydney, 2001
Artbank. 'Rising Stars', Artbank, Issue 6, 2002, Sydney, p. 19
Australian Art Collector. 'Australia's Most Collectable Artists', Australian Art Collector, Issue 19, 2002
Backhouse, M. 'Donna Marcus', The Age Magazine, Issue 22, August 2006, p. 85
Betts, H. Home of Memory [ex. cat.], Galerie Tammen & Busch, Berlin, 1996
Brown, S. 'Five Gold Coast Artists', Periphery, Issue 32, Spring 1997, p. 26–29
Bullock, M, Memory Fragments: Visualising Difference in Australian History, Intellect Books, UK
Bywaters, M, Poetic Space: Becton National Sculpture Exhibition Gasworks [ex. cat.], City of Port Phillip, Melbourne, 2000
Cochrane, G. Smart Works: Design and the Handmade, Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, 2007
Cochrane, G. The Craft Movement in Australia, University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, 1992
Cooper, T. Home and Away [ex. cat.], Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, 1994
Crane Arts Philadelphia/Griffith University, Australia Felix [ex. cat.], Crane Arts Philadelphia/Griffith University, USA, 2012
Davis, R. 'Giant sphere will celebrate ties to aluminium industry', The Gladstone Observer, 31st December 2012
Deakin University, Domestic Bliss, 2014 [ex. cat.]
Denoon, L. 'Donna Marcus', Temperature, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, 2004
Denoon, L. 'Donna Marcus', Temperature, Museum of Brisbane, pp. 37–27, 2001
Dunn, K. 'Slippage', The Australian Journal of Ceramics, April 2011, pp. 14–19
Fairley, Gina, Slicing the Big Apple for Australia, 23 October 2014, visual.artshub.com.au
Genocchio, B. 'Blooming lotus strides ahead', The Weekend Australian, 8–9 December 2001. p. 21
Germaine, M. A Dictionary of Woman Artists of Australia, Craftsman House, Roseville East Sydney, New South Wales, 1991
Germaine, M. Artists & Galleries of Australia: Vol. 2, Craftsman House Roseville East, New South Wales, 1991
Gibbons, J. 'Fran embraces the art of living', Gold Coast Bulletin, 8–9 May 1999, p. 18
Gold Coast City Art Gallery. Glimpse: Inside the Gold Coast City Art Gallery's collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, 2007
Gomes, M. 'Donna Marcus: Dozens', Australian Art Collector, Issue 28, April– June 2004, p. 163
Gregg, S. Re-Collections [ex. cat.], Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria, 2009
Grishin, S. 'Cinderella of the arts acquires new status', Panorama Saturday Magazine, Canberra Times, 8 December 2001
Helen Lempriere Award, The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award [ex. cat.], Melbourne, 2008
Helen Lempriere Award. The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award [ex. cat.], Melbourne, 2007
Helen Lempriere Award. The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, [ex. cat.], Melbourne, 2001
Hobart City Council. City of Hobart Art Prize [ex. cat.], Hobart City Council, Tasmania, 2009
Hotston, P, Marcus, D. 'Design a Water Cooler', Monument, April/May 2010, pp. 29–31
Hynes, V. 'Form Guide', The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 October 2001, p. 26
InDesign. 'Steam Roll', InDesign Magazine, Volume 28, February, p. 34, 2007
Institute of Modern Art. Code [ex. cat.], Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2004
Johnston, B. 'Pan Handling', Black + White Magazine, Issue 57, November 2001, p. 16
Kubler, A, Martin-Chew, L. Vivarium [ex. cat.], Mackay, 2011
Kubler, A. 'Code: Donna Marcus' Code [ex. cat.], Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2004
Kubler, A. 'Donna Marcus Profile', Object magazine, pp. 48–51, 2008
Kubler, A. Fathoming [ex. cat.], Gold Coast City Art Gallery, 2002
Kubler, A. 'Living colour', Eyeline, Summer 1999/2000, p. 44
Kubler, A. Teamwork: Recent Work by Donna Marcus [ex. cat.], Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, 2001
Kubler, A. 'The Foreign Experience', Artworker, Queensland Artworkers Alliance, Spring 2000
Lancashire, R. `Putting Fun Into the Sculpture Culture', The Age, 9 July 1992
Lehmann, N. 'My Collection: Donna Marcus', Inside Out, September 2000, p. 26–27
Lehmann, N. 'Smart Art', The Sunday Mail, 6 August 2000, p.92
McBride, F. Temperature, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, 2004
McFadden, D.R., Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Art & Design, New York, USA
McMahon, E; Olubas, B. Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist
Maier, H. 'Donna has her hectic routine down to an art', Gold Coast Bulletin, 26 June 1997, p. 33
Maitland Regional Gallery, 2013, Op Shop [ex. cat.], Maitland Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Martin-Chew, L. 'Metallica', Green Magazine, pp. 20–24, 2012
Martin-Chew, L. 'Pieces from the Heart', The Weekend Australian, 8–9 June 2002, p. 21
Martin-Chew, L. 'Rebirth of Sculpture in Australia', Art and Australia, Vol 40, No. 1, 2002, p. 126
Martin-Chew, L. Slip [ex. cat.], Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, 2011
McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park. McClelland Sculpture Survey [ex. cat.], McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria, 2007
McClelland Survey & Award. McClelland Survey & Award, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria, 2001
McClelland Survey & Award. McClelland Survey & Award, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria, 2003
McClelland Survey & Award. McClelland Survey & Award, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria, 2005
McIntre, S. Introduction to Place/Displace [ex. cat.], Griffith University, Gold Coast, 2001
McLean, S. 'Frame Up', Courier Mail, 10 August 1999, pp. 6–7
McLean, S. Future Shock', The Courier Mail, 28 February 2004, p. 3
McLean, S. 'Shift from conception to representation', The Courier Mail, 12 June 2002
McMahon, E. 'The Sculpture of Donna Marcus', Art Monthly Australia, Issue 166, December 2003, p. 29–31
Melbourne Artfair. Melbourne Artfair (catalogue), Melbourne Artfair, Melbourne, 20
Meredith, A. 'From the North East: Donna Marcus', Object, Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney, 2001
Murray-Cree, L. Awesome! Australian Art for Contemporary Kids, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2002
National Gallery of Australia. National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition [ex. cat.], National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2001
National Gallery of Victoria. 'Exclusive Exhibition Visit: Donna Marcus at Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Gallery, Members Magazine of the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, Oct/Nov 2001. p. 30
Nelson, R. 'Art fair hits high mark, The Age, 3 October 2003, p. 6
Nelson, R. 'Art sucks: monstrous breast bombs and classical maternity', Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 2011, p. 5
Nelson, R. 'Moulding with the imagination', The Age, 19 August 2011, p.1
Nelson, R. 'The art of concept and convention', The Age, 3 December 1999
Oasis magazine. 'Urban Arts Project: Kaust', Oasis magazine, Issue 15, 2011, pp. 52–57
Okan, S. 'Eskiye modern dokunus', Turkish Home & Garden, p. 26, 2013
Olubas, B. '99% Pure Aluminium—Donna Marcus', Eyeline, 1996
Olubas, B. 'My Millennium Dome', Artlink, Vol 19, Number 4, 1999, p. 61
Olubas, B. Round [ex. cat.], McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria, 2001
Olubas, B. 'The Dirt Does My Thinking: The Re-use of Domestic Materials in Artworks by Donna Marcus and Bruce Reynolds', UTS Review, Volume 7, Number 2, 2001, pp. 115–124
Olubas, B. 'Writing Rubbish', Review, University of Technology, Sydney, November 2002
Olubas, B; Kubler, A. Moving Cities: Australian Artists in Berlin [ex. cat.], Australian Embassy Berlin, Germany, 2000
Palmer, M. If you were to collect…: Elements of Abstraction [ex. cat.], Deloitte Touche
Parks Victoria, 'Artists bring a fresh perspective to out parks', Canopy, Parks Victoria, Vol. 2, Number 5, p. 4, 1997
Pow, L. 'Capsule', Vogue Magazine, October 2000, p. 104
Queensland College of Art. Transit Narratives [ex. cat.], Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, 2002
Queensland College of Art/Academia Sztuk Pieknych. Shared Vision [ex. cat.], Queensland College of Art/Academia Sztuk Pieknych, Brisbane/Poland, 2011
Reid, M. 'A form guide to the best in sculpture', The Australian (Wealth), 26 November 2003, p.14
Rigney, V. Donna Marcus, The City Revisited: Naples [ex. cat.], Gold Coast City Art Gallery, 2011
Rooney, R. `Visitor Regrets High Laughometer Is Sabotaged', Weekend Australian, 8–9 August 1992, p.13
Roy, N. 'Donna turns 240 Aluminium Saucepans into Art', Griffith Gazette, Griffith University Gold Coast, June 2001
Saint-Martin, M. 'Sculptural message in pots and pans', Gold Coast Bulletin, 5–6 May 2007, p. 28
Sarks, E. 'Donna Marcus', Australian Art Collector, Issue 18, October–December 2001, p. 57
Scarlett, Ken. Dame Edna Regrets She is Unable to Attend [ex. cat.], Heide Park & Art Gallery, Bulleen, Victoria, 1992
Snelling, M, Donna Marcus: 99% Pure Aluminium, IMA, Brisbane,2004
Stewart, A. 'Moving Images', Gold Coast Bulletin Colour Magazine, 1993
Sziegoleit, Ralf. `Die Frau im Turm'. Franken Post, 25 March 1992
The Daily Mercury, 'Art adds a new dimension', The Daily Mercury, 23 May 2012
Tohmatsu, p. 20, 2007
University of Tasmania. Journeys: through history, theory and practices [ex. cat.], Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 2011
UQ Art Museum. 2013, New v3: Selected recent acquisitions 2011–2013, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane
Vogue. 'Exhibition', The Buzz, Vogue Magazine, May 2001, p. 95
Walker, E. 'Rostered Day Off: the weekend's best...', The Age, 24 April 1999, p. 2
Ward, N. 'Smart Works: Design and the Handmade', Artichoke Magazine, Issue 19, 2007, p.56
Zika, Paul. Install x 4 [ex. cat.], University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1993

Collections

Artbank, Sydney
Ballarat University, Victoria
Ballarat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
City of Melbourne Art & Heritage Collection, Victoria
Deakin University, Melbourne
Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane
Kunst von Frauen in der Sammlung Ulla Pietzsch, Berlin, Germany
Parks Victoria, Melbourne
Pat Corrigan Collection, Sydney
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Sale Regional Gallery, Victoria
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Visy Art Collection, Melbourne
William Dobell Foundation, Sydney