Yuggera and Ugarapul Country
Ipswich, QLD, Australia
Donna Davis is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores intersections between art and science with a particular focus on natural and social ecosystems. Often collaborating with ecologists, botanists and mycologists, Donna explores new ways to creatively interpret ecological data. By providing new ways of ‘seeing’, Donna aims to challenge ecological discourse and promote environmental conservation and stewardship.
Donna has undertaken a number of residencies with organisations such as the Australian Tropical Herbarium, Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland State Archives and the Department of Environment and Science (DES). Currently, Donna is artist-in-resident on an international project based in Cairns, working with scientists from George Washington University, USA and the Natural History Museum London, UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (ART) from Curtin University and has works held in both public and private collections. She has exhibited widely in both solo and selected group exhibitions and her work has featured in state and national touring exhibitions.
TRANSplant [becoming Kin]
This work tells the tale of ten flora refugee species whose tropical mountain home is under threat from rising temperatures. Davis asks us to consider – What might a new paradigm look like where all species are considered as equal and valued life forms, perhaps even global citizens?