Jacqueline Donachie

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Jacqueline Donachie (born 1969) is a Scottish artist engaged in art using drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. She lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

Life and education

Donachie studied Fine art from 1987 to 1991 at The Glasgow School of Art. She graduated from The Glasgow School of Art's Environmental Art department, which encouraged artists to place their work in a variety of public contexts out-with the gallery space. She completed a Masters of Fine Art at Hunter College, New York in 1996.[1]



Donachie creates socially-engaged art, often occupying public space. She explores biomedical research and ideas of communication, participation and how public spaces are designed, managed and used in her work. Books, written by Donachie, often accompany each work.[2]

Early career

Donachie was one of a group of artists who helped establish Glasgow in the 1990s as one of the world's most dynamic contemporary art communities. There has been a retrospective exploring this body of work in Glasgow, which was called Generation.[3]

Recent and current projects

Speedwork is a work at House for an Art-lover in Glasgow, which has been created after Donachie spent time with running groups using the park. Tomorrow Belongs to Me was a collaboration with Darren Monckton, a professor of human genetics at the University of Glasgow. It is a research project and film installation, which examines the personal impact of illness on individuals and families and Donachie also engaged with the scientific community whose research sought to explain how such illness arose.[no citations needed here]

New Weather Coming, Donachie's work for the 2014 GENERATION festival, included three green trailer sculptures that toured Scotland and were accompanied by the handing out of a "book of Stories and Pictures" to daytrippers.[4][5] The mobile sculpture in Oban was ill-received.[6]


  • Donachie, Jacqueline. 3532 Miles. Armpit Press (1997). ISBN 0952356562
  • Donachie, Jacqueline. Tomorrow Belongs to Me. Glasgow: Hunterian Art Gallery (2006). ISBN 0904254836


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