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Donna Lougher

Tasmanian painter represented by Colville Gallery


Donna Lougher is a Tasmanian artist who is represented by Colville Gallery in Hobart. She studied at the Canberra School of Art, University of Western Sydney and the University of Tasmania.

She has had many solo and group exhibitions and her paintings are in many private and public collections.


2007 Bachelor of Teaching University of Tasmania, Launceston
1999 Graduate Diploma of Design, Digital Media. University of Western Sydney, Nepean
1986 Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art, Canberra School of Art

2015 Tangled Up In Blue, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2015 The Big Pink, The Little Gallery, Devonport Regional Gallery
2013 Where Cows Meet Swans, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2012 Figurative Landscapes, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2011 Buzz, S.p.a.c.e. Gallery, Scotch Oakburn, Launceston
2007 Short Life, University Gallery, UTAS, Launceston
2003 Leichhardt, Hill on Hargrave Gallery, Sydney
2000 Books, Exhibition Space, Campsie Library, Sydney
1995 Paintings and drawings, Pendulum Gallery, Sydney
1993 The Wash, First Draft West, Sydney
1993 Country Myth, Ten Taylor Street, Sydney
1987 In the Shadows, Senchilds Gallery, Sydney

2015 Finalist The Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Glenorchy Open Exhibition, Moonah Art Centre, TAS
Stand Back, Moonah Art Centre, TAS
2014 Finalist Flanagan Art Exhibition, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, VIC
Finalist Contemporary Watercolour Prize, Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW
Connections Art Exhibition, Scotch Oakburn, Launceston
2013 8th Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Finalist ANL Maritime Art Exhibition, Southbank, Melbourne
Finalist The Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Colville Gallery, Hobart
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Eskleigh, TAS
2012 7th Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Finalist NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney
Out of the Blue, Curated by Peter Fay, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
Highly commended Pirtek Still Life Prize, BDAS Gallery, NSW
2011 6th Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart
9 by 5, Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre, VIC
The Grand Opening, Gallery Parnella, St Helen’s TAS
Finalist Paddington Art Prize, Menzies Art Brands Gallery, Kensington, Sydney
Finalist Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2010 5th Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Winner Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
2009 9 by 5, Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre, VIC
Judges’ Commendation Prize Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, TAS
Finalist Belle Arti-Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Melbourne
She-who discovers, Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre, VIC
2008 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2007 Desire, Design Centre, Launceston
Make>way, Emerging teacher artists, Poimena Gallery, Launceston Grammar TAS
The Spaces In Between, Arts Alive, Launceston
2006 Finalist Material Girl, International Women’s Day Touring Exhibition, TAS
Finalist The John Glover Prize, Evandale TAS
2005 Finalist Meroogal Women’s Arts Prize, Southern Highlands Regional Gallery NSW
Best in Show, A-Space on Cleveland, Sydney
2004 Doggy two @ A-SPACE on Cleveland, Sydney
Highly commended Goulburn Art Award, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2003 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Sydney Art on Paper Fair, A-SPACE on Cleveland, Sydney
The Dog Show, A-SPACE on Cleveland, Sydney
Picturing Paradise, Fundraiser Exhibition, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2002 Condemned and Conserved, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney
Finalist Jo Sonja’s Pack Saddle Prize, New England Regional Museum, Armidale, NSW
Finalist The 37th Open Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW
2001 Finalist Salon des Refuse’s (Wynne prize) S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Highly Commended Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
ANIMALmagic, SAM, Art on the run & Biological Sciences Museum, Macquarie University, Sydney
Leichhardt artists at the Goodwin Gallery, Sydney
1998 Finalist Contemporary Realism, The King’s School Art Prize, Kings School, Sydney
1996 Floressence: The flower in Australian Art 1920-1996, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW
Finalist Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
Finalist UWS Macarthur National Printmedia Acquisitive, Casula Powerhouse, NSW
1995 Finalist Salon des refuse’s, (Wynne prize), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Finalist New South Wales Travelling Art Prize Exhibition, COFA Gallery, UNSW
1994 Artist’s Don’t Believe in Sanity Clause, Legge Gallery, Sydney
Finalist Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
Little birds, Glare Window, Artspace, Sydney
1993 Tempest – stormy works, Legge Gallery, Sydney
The theme of place – a site, Foyer Gallery, UWS Macarthur, NSW
Finalist Festival of Fisher’s Ghost, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW
1992 Thissness, Legge Gallery, Sydney
Finalist Logan Art Award, Kingston Butter Factory, QLD
1991 When Love Blooms, Legge Gallery, Sydney
1990 Finalist First Olsen Drawing Prize, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Allen, C. (2008). In Good Company. The Weekend Australian Review. November 1-2.
Art that dares the imagination. (2000). The Torch. May 24.
Claridge, A. (2010). Painting passion blooms into award success The Mercury April 10.
Editor’s Picks (2013). Art guide (dispatches) Issue #17 January 22.
Jamrozik, W. (1987) No place for gums & bush shacks The Northern Herald October 01.
Jarvis, C. (2015) Exhibition has a South Australian flavour The Advocate July 18
Judges’ report. (2001). The Portia Geach Catalogue. September 06.
Lees, P. (2009).Technically amazing watercolour wins The Examiner. April 18.
Machen, M. (2011) Beauty in the eye of the beeholder The Examiner, January 29.
McIntyre, J. (2006). Haunting oil homage. The Examiner March 25.
McKean, B. (1994) Where the Eye Goes, Glare Review. Issue 42 .Aug-Oct.
Mendelssohn, J. (1995) Sydney Art: In Brief. The Australian. July 28.
Photos impress judges. (2004). Goulburn Post. October 4.
Selby, C. (2013). At one with nature, The Mercury Saturday Magazine February 2.
Thompson, M. (2003).Spotlight, The Sydney Morning Herald. February 21.
Unique suburban perspective (2003). Wentworth Courier February 19.

Eskleigh Foundation
Liverpool City Council
Logan City Council
Sell and Parker
Private, Australia and London

2012 King Island Artist Residency Program, Arts Tasmania, Minister for the Arts
1998 Nepean Summer Research Award, Bread Research Institute of Australia, Sydney
1995 Gunnery Studio’s Program, New South Wales Ministry for the Arts
1993 Pat Corrigan Artist Grant, National Association of the Visual Arts

2009 Evandale Village Singers, Mikado, Longford Town Hall, TAS
2003 Series of Paintings, Sell and Parker Metal Merchants, Sydney
1999 Digital Mural, Cecil Hills Community Centre, UWS School of Design and Liverpool Council, Sydney

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91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

specializing in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.