Donna Maree Robinson is a multimedia artist whose work explores the poetic potential of an environment which she infuses with layered meanings, imagination, memories and history; a visual intersection of the natural world and our human existence within it.
Robinson’s practice crosses disciplines and media that include video projection, digital photography, sculptural works, installation and glass. She has a Master of Contemporary Art from the University of Tasmania and was mentored by renowned new media artist Craig Walsh in 2010. She has exhibited in New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, throughout Queensland and Iceland where she attended a 2 month Nes Listamiðstöð Artist Residency during the winter of 2013.
Her work has won several awards including the Queensland Regional Arts – Digital Art Award 2012 and the Mackay Australia Day Arts and Culture Award 2014. She was also a finalist for both the International Screengrab New Media Art Awards 2012 and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014.
Donna has completed permanent public art works for the Mackay Base Hospital and has recently completed permanent public art works for the Jezzine Barracks precinct in Townsville. In 2012 she collaborated with two other artists on a project called Memory Pathsthat was projected at festivals throughout Mackay during its sesquicentennial year.
Image: ‘Nostalgia’ video (white background still video image, right) was created during a 2 week mentorship with Craig Walsh during his ‘Digital Odyssey’ tour in Mackay, 2010. The foreground image is part of Hiromi Tango and Craig’s, ‘Home’ Project.