Jacqueline Donachie

Jacqueline Donachie is an independent practitioner, working across several levels within the contemporary art world in Scotland and internationally; researcher, artist, academic, lead artist/ manager and adviser. Her’s is a socially-engaged art practice, with a special interest in issues surrounding health, disability and participation. The use of public space is an ongoing concern, particularly in relation to collaborative work, and she has over 20 years experience of developing and producing collaborative artworks and events both permanent and temporary.


Jacqueline Donachie is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art’s Environmental Art department, 1991 ; Transmission Gallery Committee 1992-95; MFA Hunter College, New York (Fulbright year) 1995/6.

Recent commissions include Melbourne Slow Down (ACCA, Melbourne) 2013 and Glasgow Slow Down, for Culture 2014; New Weather Coming, a major new nationwide public work for Generation, 25 Years of Centemporary Art in Scotland; Mary and Elizabeth, a public work and performance event for Edinburgh Art Festival 2014 and South (Oslo), a new public piece for Oslo city centre. Solo exhibitions at Leamington Spa Art Gallery (Keep Up, 2014) and GoMA, Glasgow (forthoming, 2016).

Academic collaborations include a five year dialogue with Biomedical and Life Sciences at Glasgow University (funded by the Welcome Trust, 2000 – 2005), and an ongoing collaboration with the Centre for Life/ Northumbria University (AHRC) 2012-2015. She  received a three year Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts in 2005, and was an honorary Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow from 2010 – 2012.