Reef Fish

Reef Fishby Donna Ives

78 x 50 cm

$550.00 inc. GST

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About the artist

Donna Ives is a Yorta Yorta woman from the New South Wales coast. She is a painter, sculpture, printmaker and film maker. Her creative output includes 11 years experience in video production, including a decade with the Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Media Association at Big Eye Productions and one year with her own company, Yarmuk Enterprises. During her time with Big Eye Productions, Donna was producer, director and writer from 1993 to 1999. From 1997 to 1999 she worked as the Executive Producer on a number of documentaries. A selection of her documentary credits includes; Hey, Look Out Show Me! (Writer) for the Australian Library Association; a project to encourage Indigenous people to access libraries. Additional documentaries include and Talkabout (production manager) a one-off drama for Centrelink, Canberra.

Donna Ives has won several notable awards include an Encouragement Award from the Women on Women Festival and an Honourable Mention at DOCO 2000 for a 13-minute documentary A Memory, which she wrote and directed for SBS-TV on the abuse of children on Aboriginal reserves.

Ives is a founding member of Murris in ink, an Indigenous artist collective that worked together to create Ngapa/Kai Kai a folio of 11 linocut prints by 7 Indigenous artist members. Ngapa/Kai Kai was featured in the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2010. She also had work included in the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2011. Her paintings and works on paper are in prominent private and public collections including the Queensland State Library and the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville, Queensland.

Currently she is enrolled in the Visual Arts course at the Barrier Reef TAFE, and is preparing work for inclusion in the end of year group exhibition. Donna is also enrolled in the Arts Management course at the Victorian Collage of Arts.

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