At Home: Talks – Artist Talk with Jacqueline Donachie

Installation shot from 'Deep in the Heart of Your Brain' (2016) Jacqueline Donachie, photo Ruth Clark

For this latest installment of GoMA at Home & GoMA at 25, artist Jacqueline Donachie was in conversation with GoMA Producer Curator, Katie Bruce to discuss Donachie’s memories of GoMA opening along with the reaction of her and her peers. They also chatted about 2016 solo show Deep in the Heart of Your Brain, her works in the collection, and upcoming commissions for Glasgow International and the Folkstone Triennial. Please note the film is only of the conversation between them as we did not record the conversation once it opened up, but thank everyone there for their wonderful questions.

Jacqueline Donachie is an award-winning Scottish artist. She is based in Glasgow and has forged an international reputation 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.

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 holds a PhD from Northumbria University (2017) 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 upcoming public commissions for Glasgow International (June 2021) and Folkstone Triennial (22 July – 2 November 2021). In 2014 she completed New Weather Coming, a major new work as part of GENERATION, 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, and Glasgow Slow Down, a public event for the XXth Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

She is represented by Patricia Fleming Projects.

Image: Installation shot from Deep in the Heart of Your Brain (2016) Photo: Ruth Clark

The following links were also posted in the chat

British Art Show – though don’t mention British Art Show 7 which was at GoMA in 2011.
GoMA Blog
Past talks
Glasgow Museums eventbrite
Jacqueline Donachie website
Part Edit
Advice Bars
Deep in the Heart of Your Brain
Right Here Among Them Fruitmarket Gallery
Jacqueline Donachie – Publications
A Man in Armour – Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)

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