Zoë MacDonell

Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

I have explored organic mark making; all the shapes and patterns are extracted from my observations.

Zoë MacDonell delves into what it means to exist in the enormity of the universe. This cosmic perspective has been informed by her extensive travels—in Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Asia and the Americas—and has provided her with the source material for her unique works, referencing non-site-specific landscapes.

Her practice of layering, collaging, painting and drawing on swathes of silk has provided the perfect medium and framework for her to render her vision. Long strands of interwoven collage create string-like structures that are richly layered in tonality. The work expresses, with subtlety but also great deftness, basic human emotions ranging from haunting dreams to ecstasy.

\ Artworks

Dreamland

2016 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 151x248cm

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Forever red

2017 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 150x266cm

Light of Disguise

2014 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, charcoal, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 139x113cm

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Midnight Dreaming

2016 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, charcoal, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 152x126cm framed

Stealing fire

2017 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 150x271cm

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Vanilla Slice

2015 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, charcoal, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 147x122cm

Veil of night

2017 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 150x241cm

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Watery Light

2014 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, charcoal, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 139x114cm

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Wild Vista

2016 \ Acrylic paint, pastel, colour pencil on layers of silk and paper \ 54.5x48.4cm

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\ Exhibitions featuring Zoë MacDonell

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Zoë MacDonell

Stealing fire

3 August — 18 August 2017

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Tapestry of Night

14 July — 29 July 2016

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

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Liquid Edge

4 June — 19 June 2015

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Sweet Edge

8 May — 23 May 2014

Contact Us

to find out more about Zoë MacDonell.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2000
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