Donna Marcus


Donna Marcus has earned a PhD at Monash University, Melbourne, 2006 and a Master of Arts (Visual Arts), City Art Institute (University of New South Wales) 1988.

Marcus has held numerous residencies overseas such as the Studio Residency Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, University of Tasmania (1995), Inaugural Global Arts/Sofitel Artist in Residence Sofitel Hotel Melbourne, Xiandong Academic Exchange – Griffith University, (2007), Australia Council Skills and Development Grant (London Studio Residency) Arts Development Grant, Arts Queensland (2001).

In 2009 Donna Marcus was commissioned by Cox Rayner Architects Curator Jacqueline Armistead, Brisbane, Brisbane City Council ABN Amro + Denton Corker Marshall for STEAM Brisbane City Square and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In 2010, Marcus was the Queensland representative for the Australian Pavilion, World Expo Shanghai, and her work is now part of the New Contemporary Art Museum collection soon to be completed in Nanjing, Jiangsu.

Marcus' work has been acquired by a number of prominent art collections including: Artbank, Ballarat University, Ballarat Regional Art Gallery, Brisbane City Hall Collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Griffith University, Kunst von Frauen in der Sammlung Ulla Pietzsch Berlin, Parks Victoria, Pat Corrigan, Power Ombudsman of Victoria, Sale Regional Gallery and the William Dobell Foundation.

Recent solo exhibitions include Composite, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne (2013); Slip, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne (2011); Re-entry, Fed Sauare, The Atrium, Melbourne (2010); 360 °, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne (2010). She has also participated in several group exhibitions including Australian Pavilion Shanghai, World Expo Shanghai- Queensland representitive (2010); and White Hot, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, melbourne (2010).


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May 29, 2014

  Domestic bliss is a new group show opening at Deakin University Art Gallery from 5 June to 12 July. Work by Donna Marcus will sit alongside pieces from artists including Hannah Bertram, Lucas Grogan, Prue Venables and Claudia Damichi, … Continue reading

November 29, 2013

Congratulations to all three of our artists,  Neil Haddon ,  Michael Cook and Donna Marcus  as consecutive recipients of the prestigious Australia Council’s  Greene Street Studio in New York. Neil is in residence Jan-April, Michael’s residency is April-June, and Donna takes over in July … Continue reading

November 22, 2013

Donna Marcus is participating in TO BE OR TO HAVE small works and miniature objects at Project Space Tilburg The Netherlands  Her amazing  Still Life 2013,  3D print is on show – if you’re over there between 23.11.2013 and 27.01.2014 … Continue reading

August 21, 2013

Donna Marcus is currently featuring in two exhibitions: Op Shop at Maitland Regional Gallery and Art/Life: Selected Works from the Shane and Sally Thompson Bequest at the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum. Donna has also been shortlisted as a finalist for … Continue reading

August 23, 2012

Donna Marcus is featured in the current issue of Green Magazine. This five-page feature article sheds light on Donna’s unique practice and provides an insight into her incredible studio in Queensland’s Mt Tamborine. Congratulations Donna on a stunning article. Be … Continue reading

April 26, 2012

Donna Marcus’ latest commission for Lend Lease is in the process of being installed in Mackay, Queensland. A stunning constellation of her ubiquitous sculptural forms. The work entitled True North features four colourful, star-shaped installations. Watch this space for the … Continue reading

April 4, 2012

Donna Marcus features in Marita Bullocks book Memory Fragments, Visualising Difference in Australian History.It investigates a series of works by four established and highly regarded artists who all make use of discarded objects hence the title Memory Fragments. The book … Continue reading