Michele Donegan

Web address:  www.micheledonegan.com

Email:  shelley.donegan@optusnet.com.au
 
Mobile:  +61 419 101 453

Education
 

2012 Bachelor Fine Arts (sculpture) RMIT 


2011 (June-July) Paris art study tour RMIT


2009 (October) New York Art Study Tour La Trobe College

2008-2010 La Trobe College of Art and Design, Diploma of Visual Art (Completed 12/22units)

2010 - present

Community Arts Experience

2010 - present

2013
 
  • My Place, Community Art Project facilitated in conjunction with Jesuit Social Services, Flemington Library. Stories, photographs and objects from the lives of the residents of Flemington and Ascot Vale Public Housing. Participants were originally refugees or immigrants from Eritrea, Oromia region of Ethiopia, China, Vietnam, Somalia and Eygpt
  • Synaesthesia, community arts, music and performance work linking sculpture, music and performance at Omnibus Art Gallery, Ballan
  •  Inflame,  ‘Nomad’ collaboration with Ara Dolatian Federation Square Atrium, including community participation.
  •  Coburg Mall Installation, ‘Nomad’ collaboration and community project where we engaged members of the community in the art making process in celebration of Midsumma Festival.
2012
  • Fair Play Day, Volunteer artist installing web and involving community.  Collaboration as Nomad, with Ara Dolatian, Collingwood.
  •  Internship at Artful Dodgers Studio (ADS), Jesuit Social Services, Collingwood.  Assisting young people with art related activities.
  •  Melbourne Pop-up, Web installation with ADS young people, collaboration as Nomad with Ara Dolatian, Bandstand, Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne.

2009 
  • Big West Festival, Volunteer on Knit the Bridge, Project on Maribyrnong River, Footscray.

Recent Works

2014
  • Click, 2014 Photographic exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
  • Float, installation at The Food Court Docklands, collaboration as Nomad with Ara Dolatian
  • Atlas, 'Ontario, Canada' my sketchbook was chosen as part of a curated selection of sketchbooks currently travelling to 5 cities in the Northeast USA
  • Community project with Jesuit Social Services working with stories and photographs from asylum seekers in Sunshine, Melbourne (currently in progress)

                                                     

2013
 
  • My Place, Community Art Project in conjunction with Jesuit Social Services, Flemington Library
  • Cast Skin 2, Solo show, sculpture and photographic works, film and sound collaboration with Rory Donegan, Trocadero Art Space
  • Synaesthesia, community arts, music and performance work linking sculpture, music and performance at Omnibus Art Gallery, Ballan
  • Inflame,  ‘Nomad’ collaboration with Ara Dolatian Federation Square Atrium, including community participation
  • Coburg Library Installation, ‘Nomad’ collaboration with Ara Dolatian (Mid Summa Festival)
  • Coburg Mall Installation, ‘Nomad’ collaboration and community project where we engaged members of the community in the art making process
  • Skin 2, Chapel off Chapel, Best of the Fest, Midsumma
  • Launch 2013, invitational exhibition at Brunswick Art Space that showcases selected graduating artists from across Melbourne Universities

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2012
 
  • Cast skin, RMIT Grad show, Melbourne
  • Fossil, Nomad installation at RMIT Grad show, Melbourne
  • Fair Play Day, Web Installation in collaboration with Ara Dolatian, Victoria Park, Collingwood.
  • Travel with me, The Sketchbook Project. Brooklyn Art Library travelling throughout USA.
  • Melbourne Pop up, Web Installation, Bandstand, Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne.
  • Web installation ADS, collaboration Ara Dolatian, Jesuit Social Services, Collingwood.
  •  Moulles en Rouge installation and photographic works from Paris Tour 2011, RMIT Photographic Studio.
  • Engulf, First Site Gallery, collaboration Ara Dolatian.

2011
 
  • Skin and Clearly Protected 4, More Art Festival, Brunswick
  • Little Black Bastard, Portrait of Noel Tovey, Hidden Faces of the Archibald 2011, South Wharf and Media House.
  • Self Images, Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
  • Life Becoming Clear, Solo show of drawings. Social Roasting Company, Flemington, Vic
  • In five minutes, The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library travelling throughout USA
  • Photomobile Project USA. Photos of my neighbourhood included in travelling exhibition of disposable film camera photographs, co ordinated by Brooklyn Art Library.
  • Green, Installation, Kingston Artz Blitz.

2010
 
  • The big issue, Portrait of Hans Obrenevic, Hidden Faces of the Archibald, South Wharf and Media House, Docklands.
  • Clearly Protected, Clearly Protected 2 and Clearly Protected 3, in   Becoming Clear, George Paton Gallery, Coordinator and assistant curator of group show.

2009
 
  • 11 x 11, Studio Art students, La Trobe College end year show, Melbourne
  • Knit the Bridge, Big West Festival, Footscray, Victoria, where we knitted a cover for the stock bridge over Maribyrnong River.
  • Gold and Peace, Installation works included in From the Studio, Group show, Clunes Art Gallery.
  • Clearly Protected in Clear Plastic, group show La Trobe College, Melbourne.
  • Peace, Peace 2, and visual diary included in New York, La Trobe College, Melbourne. Works inspired by New York  2009 Art Study Tour.
  • Assos, solo exhibition installation, La Trobe College, Melbourne.

Copyright 2012 Michele Donegan.