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18-31 AUGUST 2011

Donna's Upcoming Solo Exhibition at the White Canvas Gallery:

to my heart... to your heart... to the earth"

Video teaser for Donna Hawkins' CONNECTION Exhibition & documentary.
Co-produced & co-directed by Peter Enright & Mark Keating.
Music by Tijuana Cartel.

18 – 31 August 2011
White Canvas Gallery, 26 Church St, Fortitude Valley, QLD.

You are most welcome to attend the
opening night from 6.30 – 8.30 pm on Friday 19 August.

Please call Donna on 0439712772 by the 15 August if you will be coming, just so you can be catered for.

Bring your friends and join Donna in celebrating her Opening Night Event. Also featured will be student artworks from Donna’s renowned transformative Art Workshop, sculpture by international artist Marc Barbeau and the ‘Connection’ documentary produced and directed by Peter Enright and Mark Keating.


Visit the White Canvas Gallery WEBSITE for updates and exhibition details.

1 MAY 2011

Donna Hawkins Named Official Artist-in-Residence for 2011 Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival!

Donna Hawkins is taking on the mantle of Official Artist in Residence at the 2011 Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival on Sunday 1 May. Donna will create a community artwork from 11am to 4pm, when Festival goers will be encouraged to participate in the creation of a Caxton Street Collage. Festival attendees will be invited to add their artistic strokes to two panels which will embrace Donna’s vibrant centre piece painting of Caxton Street. Once completed, the artwork will be auctioned and all profits donated to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

"My friend and photographer, Peter Enright, came with me to Caxton Street and he took some great shots of the street and all the businesses there. I then had fabulous reference pictures to produce the Caxton Street painting. It took six days to complete. I wanted it to be very colourful, full of life and fun. It became quite a jumble of buildings and interesting logos. Perspective was thrown out the window in order to fit everyone in! I incorporated all the symbolic icons in the street.”

For more information about the festival:

Hit the play button below to view a timelapse of Donna creating the Caxton Street painting.

from E N R I G H T O G R A P H Y on Vimeo.

Music by kind permission Tijuana Cartel. The track 'Yu Tu' is off their album ‘They Come’.
Donna danced to this album as she painted (thanks guys!).

CAXTON STREET - Acrylic and ink on canvas - 76.2 cm H x 101.6 cm W

Brisbane visual artist Donna Hawkins created a public art work based on the question, 'Why do you love Queensland?'

Donna: "I wanted to create an artwork that the public could participate in, something that would be a reminder of why we love Queensland. I also wanted it to be a fitting tribute to Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and her emergency management team, their tireless efforts and community spirit they showed during the recent natural disasters, the tragic widespread flooding and cyclone Yasi damage in January 2011.

It's a colourful and fun piece and it was wonderful to engage with people on the street about why they love Queensland. People were quite enthusiastic; the warm weather, beaches and relaxed, friendly people were the answers most often given."

Music: 'They Come' hidden track 12 - Tijuana Cartel

15 APRIL 2011

The Spirit of Queensland - Celebrated with Donna!!

An innovative communal artwork to show the rest of Australia how great the spirit of us Queenslanders is! What do you love about Queensland?

Artist Donna Hawkins: Why Do You Love Queensland?
from E N R I G H T O G R A P H Y on Vimeo.


CONNECTIONS to my heart, to your heart, to the earth
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