Donna Ravenscroft
Donna Ravenscroft

Artworks available to view in Sydney

These paintings are from a body of work titled ‘Coastlines’ which depict expansive and suggestive scenes of the waterways and coastlines surrounding Sydney. It is this beauty that Donna wants you to experience – visual pleasure.

Near the water one is drawn in. There is always something happening – it is constantly changing, providing images and memories from which the artist takes direction, inspiration and opportunity. The solidity of the headlands contrasts with the great expanses of water that are broken by rocky outcrops, the fragile outline of boats, jetties and bollards.

Donna’s paintings begin with abstracted backgrounds and gradually identifiable images begin to appear among the lines and colour. They might include huge vessels, sometimes appearing through the mist, ship’s hulls, jetties or bollards or headlands – anything that can be associated with the water and its exciting beauty. Evidence of underpainting often remains in the building up of layers resulting in touches of contrasting colour and texture.

Donna’s paintings have been included in large exhibitions such as Art Sydney, Art Melbourne and Art Brisbane as well as significant group exhibitions at Mary Place Gallery, exhibitions with one or two other artists at Sauc Gallery in Surry Hills and Tom Dunne Gallery in Darlinghurst, a very successful solo exhibition at Xzibit Gallery in McMahons Point, Artzpace 2010, Avalon and most recently a very successful solo exhibition at Breathing Colours, a gallery in Balmain. Donna is represented in Sydney by Art2Muse, Double Bay. She has accepted a number of commissions.

For the past 7 years her paintings have been included in the North Sydney Art Prize exhibition; North Sydney Council purchased one of her works for their collection. For several years she has been a finalist at the Warringah Art Prize exhibition.

In 2003 she was awarded first prize at the Palm Beach Art Show.

Selected Exhibitions

2015 Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney – solo exhibition

2014 On the waterfront: the art of North Sydney’s foreshores North Sydney Heritage Centre

2013 Seascapes Breathing Colours, Balmain

2012 Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney – solo exhibition
Paint and Wire at Breathing Colours, Balmain
Art Melbourne with Art2Muse Gallery

2011 Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney – solo exhibition

2010 ARTZPACE 2010, Avalon,
Riverview Art Show
Warringah Art Prize

2009 Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay – solo exhibition
Xzibit Gallery, McMahons Point – solo exhibition
St Thomas Show, Sydney
Tudor House Show, Moss Vale, NSW
Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney – solo exhibition

2008 Art Sydney Gallery Oscar
North Sydney Art Prize
Vision 5, Queenwood
Art Melbourne Gallery Oscar
Paint Wire Wood, Tom Dunne Gallery Darlinghurst

2007 Vision 4, Queenwood
Northbridge Art Prize
North Sydney Art Prize
St Joseph’s College Art & Craft Show
Gallery Oscar Mixed Exhibition, Turramurra 2006 Gallery Oscar Exhibition, Pymble
St Thomas’ Art Show, Willoughby
Global Gallery, Paddington Stock Room Exhibition
Northbridge Art Prize
St Joseph’s College Art & Craft Show
North Sydney Art Prize
Vision Art Show, Queenwood
Riverview Art & Craft Exhibition
2005 Global Gallery, Paddington
Art Sydney ’05
Warringah Art Show
St Joseph’s College Art & Craft Show
Fusion Group Exhibition Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle
North Sydney Art Prize Exhibition
Vision Art Show, Queenwood
Riverview Art & Craft Exhibition
Land Lines Two Artists Sauc Gallery, Surry Hills
2004 St Joseph’s College Art & Craft Exhibition
North Sydney Art Prize
Affordable Art Show (represented by Sauc Gallery)
Vision Art Show, Queenwood
Riverview Art & Craft Exhibition
Edge 4, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington
2003 Eight Edge Exhibit, Xzibit Gallery, McMahon’s Point
Sauc Gallery, Surry Hills, Group Exhibition
St Thomas’ Art Show, Willoughby
Palm Beach SLSC Art Show & Competition
St Joseph’s College Art & Craft Show
2002 Global Gallery, Paddington
Edge 11, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington

Collections

Stanton Library Permanent Collection, North Sydney Council
Private corporate collections, Sydney
Private collections in Sydney, Melbourne, North Queensland and Perth

Awards

2013 North Sydney Art Prize Exhibition

2003 Palm Beach Art Show first prize

Commissions considered

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