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Norma MacDonald - Biography

 

Born in October 1943, Geraldton, Language Group Yamatji
   
Qualifications
1997-2002 Co-ordinator - Lecturer - Aboriginal Visual Arts - Midland College of TAFE, Western Australia (WA)
1995 Sangora Award, Student of the Year, Midland College of TAFE, WA
1994 Diploma of Art Design, Midland College of TAFE, WA
1993 Advanced Certificate of Fine Art
   
Employment History
2003 Children's art activity - NADOC week, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
  Art Project, Winjin Community, Mandurah Council Festival, WA
  Visual Arts Foundation Art Project - Port Hedland Primary School, Morawa Primary-High School, WA
2002 Visual Arts Foundation Art Project - Living Waters, Lutheran College Warnbro, Perenjori Primary School, Morawa Primary-High School, Three Springs Primary School, WA
  Visual Arts Foundation Art Project - Binnu Primary School, Yalgoo Primary School, Mount Magnet Primary-High School, WA
  Arts WA Project for Women, Black Stone Community, WA
  Aboriginal Art adviser - Public Arts projects - Redevelopment of Midland Workshops, WA
1998-2001 Co-ordinator and lecturer - Aboriginal Visual Arts, Midland College of TAFE, WA
1997 Lecturer - New Opportunities for Women Aboriginal Arts, Midland College of TAFE, WA
1987-1988 Arts Crafts teacher, Bandyup Women’s Prison, WA
1983-1987 Seaforth Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation counsellor, Work and Art/Crafts therapist-residence
1978 Arts/Crafts lecturer, Paraburdoo District High School
   
Solo Exhibitions
2010 Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
2008 Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
2006 Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
2005 Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
2004 Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
2003 Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
2002 Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1997 Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
 

Artist in Residence Aboriginal Gallery, Perth, WA

1993-1995 Artist in Residence Aboriginal Gallery, Perth, WA
   
Group Exhibitions
2006 Mundaring Art Acquisition exhibition, WA
2005 On Track, Contemporary Aboriginal Art UWA Museum Anthropology Perth, WA
  Collection ATSI Exhibition, National Gallery Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  Murdock Community Hospice Exhibition, Perth, WA
2004 Wanlyalup Dreaming, invited artist NADOC City of Fremantle, WA
2003 Remembering Women Working for Women, Soroptimist International, The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, WA
  Gnyung Waart Kooling Kulark, Released-Going Home, Maritime Museum, Fremantle, WA
2002 Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Gomboc Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
  A4 Airmail Art, The Cafe Gallery, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
  Getting the Culture Together, Arts and Crafts Exhibition Museum, Subiaco, WA
  Gomboc Gallery's 20th Anniversary, Middle Swan, WA
  A Taste of Western Australia, exhibition touring Italy - Bivongi, Stilo, Castle Lecce
  Past and Present, Aboriginal Art of the South West, WA
  Spring in the Valley, Kalla Yeedup Gallery, Midland, WA
  Walkabout - World Vision, Sydney, New South Wales, (NSW)
2001,2002 WA Aboriginal Artist, Hamburg, Germany
2001 Spring Festival, Kings Park, Perth, WA
  Group Exhibition Nadoc Week, Perth,WA
2000 Spring Festival, Kings Park, Perth, WA
1999 Budja Moot Djurah Kutuanana, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
1998 A Collection of Aboriginal Art, Past and Present, Mandurah Gallery, Mandurah, WA
1997 Daughters of the Dreaming Sisters Together Strong, Art Gallery of WA
  Aboriginal Visual Arts Launch, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1996 Traditional to Urban, Claremont School of Art, Perth, WA
  Selected Artist Exhibition, Rotary Club at Araluen
  Group Exhibition, Nexus, Houghton Winery
1995 Group Exhibition, Bickley Valley Gallery
1994 Selected Artist Exhibition, Rotary Club at Araluen
  Highly Commended, Perth Royal Show
   
Awards
2006 Acquisition Award, Mundaring Shire, WA
2003 Fellowship Grant (2years), Australia Council
  Arts Grant Award, Arts WA
1998 The Margaret Hatcher Memorial Art Award, Arthritis Foundation of WA
1997 Project Award, Arts Grant, Australia Council
  Sangorla award ‘Further Education Award’, Student of the Year, Midland College of TAFE
  Project Award, Arts Western Australia
  Highly Commended, Perth Royal Show, WA
1995 Highly Commended, Graduate Exhibition, Midland College of TAFE, WA
  Sangora Further Education Award - Student of the Year, Midland College of TAFE, WA
1994 Highly Commended, Aboriginal Art Section, Northam Art Award, WA
  First Prize, Bindoon Districts Agriculture Society Show
1993 First Prize - Best Over All, Gosnells City Council, WA
1987 First Prize - best oil painting, Port Hedland Rotary Award, WA
   
Commissions
2010 Artist in residence; Denmark - Workshops for the Kwoorabup Art Walk
2009 Public art commission; A.R.A. Aboriginal Interpretive Centre, Armadale, WA
2007 Public Art, Morawa District Hospital Mosaic wall, wooden setting, metal relief sculpture - School project 4 x 1.2m mosaic
2006 Steel sculpture in Southern Forest Sculpture Walk, Northcliffe and Ephemeral Art with community
2005-2006 Ephemeral Art, Mundaring Shire Festival - Mount Helena – Parkerville, Mundaring and Darlington primary schools
2005 Public art commission Norma & Les MacDonald Robyn Templeton - mosaic 3D mural 15 x 1.8m, 12 panels
  New West Rail Esplanade Station, Perth, WA
  Public art metal etched metal, Tony Pankiw & Norma MacDonald, Wanneroo Primary School, WA
2004 Children’s Book ‘Corroboree', short listed WA Premier’s Book Award
  NASAS Bus design, Aboriginal students Bentley High School, 6 x 1 x 1m mosaic panels
2002-2004 Artist in residence, Morawa Primary & High School
  Artist in residence Mount Magnet Primary & High School
2003 Art on the Move, NADOC Week, Clontarf Aboriginal Community High School, WA
2002-2003 Visual Arts Foundation, Art project, Clontarf, Aboriginal Community District High School
Living Waters, Primary School & High School, Three Springs Perenjori Primary School, Binnu Primary School, Black Stone Aboriginal Community, WA
  Artist in residence Yalgoo primary school - Aboriginal Art Adviser - Public arts projects - Redevelopment of Midland workshops
2002 A4 Airmail Art, The Cafe Gallery, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle, WA
  Artist in residence, Lutheran College Warnbro Primary & High School, WA
  Artist in residence, Black Stone Aboriginal Community, WA
  Fremantle Council bronze sculpture life-size figures mother and child, Minim Cove, WA
  Aboriginal Art Adviser, Public Arts projects, Redevelopment of Midland Workshops, WA
2001 Visual Arts Foundation art project, Yalgoo Primary School, Mount Magnet Primary and High School, WA
  Acacia Prison Wooroloo, WA, visitors area 15m x 2.5 aluminium panel spray painted, engraved, two murals for crèche areas, vinyl designs for passageways
  Scarlet Film Production, Sydney, New South Wales, Confessions of a Head Hunter, sketches for film and design for bronze statue of mother and child
  Cover design for Volume1 Palaya Culture, Survival & Colonialism, University of Western Australia
1999 Design logo for Aboriginal Lands Trust
1998 Art Designs, Aboriginal Health Directory, Perth, WA
   
Collections
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
New Norcia Collection
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Perth, WA
University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
Curtin University, Perth, WA
Armadale - Kelmscott Shire Council, WA
Aboriginal Education Department, Perth, WA
Midland College of TAFE, WA
Port Hedland Hospital, WA
Armadale City Council - Redevelopment Authority, WA
Mundaring Shire Council, WA
City of Belmont, WA
AM International Gallery, Italy
Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Fremantle City Council, WA
Private collections in Australia and internationally
Bibliography
2006 Australian Art Review, Issue 11 July / Art Collectors Issue 36 June by Judith McGrath
2005 School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
2004 ‘On Track’, Art On The Move Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Western Australia University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
2004 Art Collector March Issue 27 (5O of the Australia’s most collectable artists)
2004 Fremantle Council, Walyalup Dreaming
2004 Contemporary Aboriginal Art Western Australia, Berndt Museum
2004 Gnyung Waart Kooling Kulark School of Indigenous Studies UWA
2004 Illustrations children book “Corroboree”
2003 “Remembering Women Working for Women” Soroptimist International of Fremantle
2002 Art Collector Issue 22, Indigenous Law Bulletin Volume 5/ Issue 30
1999 Generations “ The stolen Years of Fighters & Singers” Centre for Indigenous History and the Arts
1999 Budja Moort Djurah – Kutuananal, Research Fellow in Oral History and the Arts, Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair
1997 Art link volume #20, Berndt Museum Anthropology, Aboriginal artist of the South West, Grail a collection of writings Devon
1995 “Daughters of the Dreaming” Art Gallery of Western Australia
1994 Artist Palette #5, Arts and Crafts - A.B.D. Aboriginal Western Australia
   
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