Visiting Artist's Talk — Jacqueline Donachie

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT), we welcome artist Jacqueline Donachie.

Jacqueline Donachie is an award-winning Scottish artist based in Glasgow. She is known for a socially engaged art practice that is rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity and the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) through which it is constructed and supported. Her work encompasses sculpture, installations, photographs, films, drawings and performance and is research-based, collaborative and participatory.

Her recent gallery exhibitions include Deep in The Heart of Your Brain at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (2016), an exhibition that drew wide praise for the manner in which it addressed disability, inheritance and ageing, and Right Here Among Them (2017), a mid-career survey show at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh that was the recipient of the inaugural Freelands Award. She has works in many significant national and international public collections, including Tate and the Arts Council Collection. In 2016 she completed a PhD with Northumbria University that examined the capacity for artworks to influence research and care in the field of genetics, continuing a long collaborative engagement with biomedical researchers in both Newcastle and Glasgow.  

Donachie also creates public, site-specific projects and publishes artists’ books, with recent public commissions from NPRO, Oslo, Norway; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) Melbourne and Edinburgh Art Festival. In 2021 she has completed new public works for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Folkestone Triennial.

The Visiting Artists' Talks (VAT) series for 2021/22 takes place live via Zoom every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks.

Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body honestly about their career journey and interests.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Event link

The event will be hosted on Zoom via the link below.

Link to Jacqueline Donachie’s talk

For further information about the VAT series, please email Gill Park.


© Jacqueline Donachie