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Jacqueline Donachie’s work 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. Drawing is key; she isolates and records familiar urban objects as a means to illustrate similarity and difference. Recently she has also been working in print, using both digital processes and etching. Her sculptures in metal or concrete inhabit space indoors and in public spaces, and are intended as sites of rest and activity. Linear works made from steel or aluminium pick out a route through architecture, drawing a colourful line through space.


2021, Beautiful Sunday, new commission for Creative Folkestone Triennale 

2021 STEP Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Govan Project Space & Govan Graving Docks, Glasgow 


2017 Right Here Among Them, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh*


2016 Deep in the Heart of Your Brain, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow*


2015 South (Oslo), public commission, Aker Brygge, Oslo


2014 Keep Up, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum


2014 Glasgow Slow Down, public event for Commonwealth Games Culture Programme, Glasgow


2014 New Weather Coming, public commission for GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland


2013 Jacqueline Donachie, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow


2013 Melbourne Slow Down, public work as part of Desire Lines, Australian Centre for

Contemporary Art, Melbourne


2012 Contemporary Art Society purchase commission, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum


2011 The Temple of Jackie, Radar, Loughborough University Arts


2010 Speedwork, public work for Glasgow International, Bellahouston park, Glasgow


2009 Huntly Slow Down, residency and public project, Deveron Arts, Huntly,



2006 Tomorrow Belongs to Me, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (with Professor Darren Monckton)*


2004 Green Place, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (Contemporary Art Society Commission)


2003 A Walk for Greville Verney, Compton Verney, Warwickshire*


2002 Jacqueline Donachie, i-n-k, Copenhagen


2002 Dear Wives, IASPIS Gallery, Stockholm


2002 Three Pinkston Drive, FRAC Languedoc Roussilon, Montpelier *


2001 South, Henry Moore Fellowship Exhibition, Spike Island, Bristol


2001 House of Fun, Hal, Antwerpen


2001 Edinburgh Society, Round Room, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh*


2000 In the Arms of Strangers, City Art Gallery, Leeds


1999 Jacqueline Donachie, The Pineapple, Malmo


1999 The Trees, The Book and the Disc, public work commissioned by Visual Art Projects, Glasgow*


1999 Sword, The Jerwood Gallery, London


1997 Stars + Bars, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh


1996 Home Taping, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York


1996 Tour Bus E-18, Norrtalje Konsthall, Sweden (part of Sawn-Off project)


1995 Knoll Galleria, Budapest


1994 Part Edit, Tramway, Glasgow




2019 Donachie Rhodes Ryan, Freelands Gallery, London

2018 Next Top Model, Govan Project Space, Glasgow

2014 Mary and Elizabeth, Edinburgh Art Festival Commission, Edinburgh


2012 Going Viral, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow and Brick Lane Gallery, London


2012 Artists and Science, Weismann Institute, Tel Aviv


2010 The Land Between Us, Whitworth Museum and Art Gallery, Manchester


2008 Talkin’ Loud and Saying Somethin’, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg*


2008 Perspectives on Muscle Disease, Novas Gallery, London


2004 Designer Bodies, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh


2003 AIR 2003, Gallery at Glenfiddich distillery, Dufftown


2002 Travelogue, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester


2002 New: Recent acquisitions of contemporary British art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


2001 Here and Now, Scottish Art 1990– 2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts


2001 Circles, Centre for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany


2000 International Selection, Salon de Montrouge, Paris and Institute of Contemporary Art, Lisbon


1999 48 Hours, Tablet Gallery, London


1999 In The Midst of Things, Bournville, Birmingham


1999 Freestate,, Inverness


1998 Magic Carpet, Malmo Art Museum


1998 Host, Tramway, Glasgow


1998 Narrative Urge, Upsalla Konstmuseum, Upsalla, Sweden


1997 Site and Sound, Site Gallery, Sheffield


1997 Correspondences Scotland - Berlin, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


1997 Approach, CASCO, Utrecht


1996 Girls High, Fruitmarket, Glasgow


1996 Borland, Buchanan, Donachie, Gordon, Eigen + Art, Berlin


1996 Perfect Speed, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida


1996 Kilt ou Double, La Vigee, Nimes


1996 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York (with Roderick Buchanan)


1995 Maikafer Fleig, Bunker of Cologne-Ehrehnfeld, Cologne


1995 Ateliers du FRAC du Payes de la Loire, St. Nazaire


1995 Karaoke, South London Gallery, London


1995 Ideal Standard Summertime, Lisson Gallery, London


1995 Inside Out, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut


1995 Shift, De Appel, Amsterdam


1995 Make Believe, Royal College of Art, London


1995 Every Time I See You, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Malmo; Galleri Index, Stockholm


1994 Information, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Paisley


* Exhibition Catalogue





2017 Freelands Award, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh


2016 Creative Scotland Artists’ Bursaries Award, Open Project Fund


2015 AHRC Anniversary Film Awards, BFI London. Winner, ‘Best Doctoral Film since 1998’


2015 Wellcome Trust Research and Production Award, with University of Glasgow Department of Biomedical and Life Sciences


2014 Research residency, School of Sports Science, Loughborough University / Radar


2009–2010 Residency / Commission, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow


2008 Marigold Foundation Award, Canada


2006–2009 Lead artist, Centre for Health Science, Inverness


2005 Paul Hamlyn Award for the Visual Arts


2004 Contemporary Art Society Commission, Whitworth Art Gallery


2004 Scottish Arts Council, artists award


2003–2005 Wellcome Trust SciArt Production Award (with Department of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow)


2003 Artist in Residence, Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown


2002 IASPIS Stockholm – International Artists Studio Programme in Sweden


2002 Copus – Connecting People to Science Award, with the University of Glasgow


2001 Henry Moore Sculpture Fellowship, Spike Island, Bristol


1995-1996 Fulbright Scholarship, Hunter College, New York, MFA





2017 Right Here Among Them, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh


2016 Deep in the Heart of Your Brain, notes from an exhibition. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow


2014  New Weather Coming, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh


2010 Huntly Slow Down, Deveron Arts, Huntly


2008 Talkin’ Loud and Saying Somethin’, Gothenburg Museum of Art


2006 Tomorrow Belongs to Me, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (with Prof. Darren Monckton)


2004 Somewhere to Stand, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh / Frac Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier


2002 DM, University of Glasgow, Glasgow


2002 Three Pinkston Drive, FRAC Languedoc Roussilon, Montpelier


2001 Edinburgh Society, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh


1999 Kenny’s Head, Visual Art Projects, Glasgow


1999 Home Improvements, Tablet Gallery, London


1999 The Trees, The Book and the Disc, Visual Art Projects, Glasgow


1996–97 3,532 Miles, The Armpit press, Glasgow


1995 Handwashing, FRAC Payes de la Loire, Nantes


1994 Part Edit, Tramway, Glasgow

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