Donna O'Callaghan is an emerging fine artist from Gippsland in country Victoria. Her work features textural abstracts, minimalist compositions and more recently, increasingly complex palettes using acrylics and mixed media on canvas, canvas paper and board.
Donna's strong connection to the ocean can be seen in her art. Her art has a focus on climate change, impacting on the ocean and its inhabitants.
"I create ocean based artworks which incorporate corals, coral spawn, and the ocean which promote a conversation surrounding conservation. I love diving, and incorporate the feeling I get when I'm diving in my artwork. It's a wonderful feeling when I start a new artwork."
Donna has gained representation with Melissa Cahill of Madame Hunter Art in 2020.
Donna's first solo exhibition was with the Abi Edwards Gallery, Tonimbuk, Victoria, first solo public gallery exhibition with East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale and has been involved in a number of group exhibitions including The Old Auction House in Kyneton, Victoria, Madame Hunter Art, Malvern, Victoria and a two part community arts project with Lifeline. Donna is the creator of Australian Virtual Art Gallery on Instagram which supports all Australians involved in the arts.
Donna's work can be viewed via Madame Hunter Art Salon in Collins Street, Melbourne CBD and Malvern East, at her studio in Traralgon, in current exhibitions, online and in stores.