Donna McDonald joins fellow Queensland artists Vesna Klačar-Nedimović, Jennifer Brasher, Georgi and Anna Gonzalez in The 5 FIVE Show: Queensland Artists Thinking 2016 to explore cultural, environmental and social issues through visual art.
In 1971, American photographer, Diane Arbus, photographed men and women in ‘an institution for the mentally retarded’. In Donna McDonald’s suite of six drawings, Talking back to Diane Arbus, Donna aims to evoke fresh ways of understanding historic images of people with intellectual disability and restoring their dignity.
WHEN: March-April 2016; launch Saturday 9 April 2.45pm
WHAT: The 5 FIVE Show: Queensland Artists Thinking 2016
WHERE: Logan West Council Library, Artists’ Walk Gallery
ADDRESS: 69 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains
OPEN: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm (until 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday)
Dr Donna McDonald is a Senior Research Fellow with the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University. She researches in the areas of disability rights, policy and services.
Donna’s rehabilitation and disability research priorities include exploring the teaching and community awareness potential of visual arts narratives of people with disability. In her research, Donna works with her own drawings and looks at the work of other visual artists to find new ways of understanding the history and experiences of people with disability