Approved: 21.10.2013

Juliet MacDonald

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 21.10.2013

My practice centres on drawing and extends into related fields such as painting, moving image and installation. My PhD, completed in 2010, was practice based. I researched my own practice of observational drawing. Other types of drawing and diagramming were used as methods. Currently, my work is motivated by questions about, for example: bodies and embodiment; human/animal distinctions; the history

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    Biography

    My practice centres on drawing and extends into related fields such as painting, moving image and installation. My PhD, completed in 2010, was practice based. I researched my own practice of observational drawing. Other types of drawing and diagramming were used as methods. Currently, my work is motivated by questions about, for example: bodies and embodiment; human/animal distinctions; the history of animal experimentation; bodily experience in the First World War; how artists can use archives. My work has drawn on historical sources. For the project and residency Alpha #4: Scheme for a Drawing Experiment (2012), I collected psychology books from the first half of the twentieth century in order to retrace the story of a chimpanzee bred for experimental purposes. In 2014/15, I was again working with archive material as Leverhulme Artist in Residence with the Liddle Collection, a collection of First World War letters, photographs and personal papers, at the University of Leeds. Profile photograph credit: MEANTIME, Cheltenham.

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions/projects    

    2015  Inhalation, Stanley & Audrey Burton Galley, University of Leeds, UK

    2012  Alpha #4: Scheme for a Drawing Experiment, MEANTIME, Cheltenham, UK
    http://alphadrawing.wordpress.com/ (residency)
            
    2010  Inverted Garden – in The Drawing Shed, PSL, UK
    www.projectspaceleeds.org.uk/juliet_macdonald_unid000f_page.aspx (residency)

    2008  De-skill Re-skill – exhibition/residency at Drawing Spaces, Lisbon, Portugal
    www.drawingspaces.com/juliet-macdonald.html (residency)

    2007  Drawn Over – Alsager Arts Centre Gallery, Alsager, UK (exhibition)

     

    Group shows   

    2017  (forthcoming March 22-25) Seeing with Animals Exhibition: Co-existence, Eastern Kentucky University,

    2015  Thought Positions in Sculture, Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK

    2014  Drawology II, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry, UK

    2014  trace.[instructions for mapping space], Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK

    2013  Drawology, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK

    2010  Borders/Crossings/Journeys, PSL, Leeds, UK

    2010  Lost in Transition – group installation project, University of Huddersfield, UK

    2007  Odoo/Current – Genghis Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    2007  Delineate – The Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, UK

     

    Funding

    £14,000  Leverhulme Artist in Residence, 2014-15, with Legacies of War centenary research project and Special Collections at University of Leeds.

     

    Publications (visual)

    2015  'Displaying the Head of Victory' [artist's narrative]. In Thought Positions in Sculpture, University of Huddersfield. https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/st/thoughtpositionsinsculpture/julietmacdonald/

    2012  ‘Bus station’ in INDA 6: International Drawing Annual. Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center, Cincinnati. www.manifestgallery.org/nda/inda6/

    2007  ‘Things that Move’. In: /seconds, Issue 6.
    http://www.slashseconds.org/issues/002/002/articles/jmacdonald/

    2004  ‘Out of Hand’. In: TRACEY online journal of Contemporary Drawing Research, Narrative issue.
    http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sota/tracey/narr/pages/OneHand.html