Artist Résumé

Donna Williams

Exhibitions

(* denotes solo exhibit)

Paintings

  • 2004: Linden Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2005: * Art@8 Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
  • 2005: Frankston Festival Art Exhibition, Melbourne
  • 2006: * Vanguard Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
  • 2007: * Gallery 15, Melbourne (solo)
  • 2007: Prism Gallery, Huntington, Virginia, USA
  • 2008: * Grenfell Gallery, Adelaide, Australia (solo)
  • 2008: United Nations Building, New York, NY, USA
  • 2008: * Gallery 15, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
  • 2008: Footsteps Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • 2009: * Grenfell Gallery, Adelaide, Australia (solo)
  • 2009: Jarmbi Gallery, Burrinja Cultural Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009: UN Plaza, New York, NY, USA
  • 2010: 1812 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2011: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA
  • 2012: C-Na Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2014: * SPark Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Sculpture

  • 1997: Malvern Hills College, Great Malvern, UK
  • 1998: * Malvern Museum, Great Malvern, UK (Commissioned museum exhibit for public display)
  • 2006: * Vanguard Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009: Jarmbi Gallery, Burrinja Cultural Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Related Arts Experience

Published Books

  • 1999: Nobody Nowhere (named after the book)
  • 2005: Mutation
  • 2010: Broken Biscuit

In 2000 two songs from the Nobody Nowhere album were featured in a Japanese TV series, Things You Taught Me (TBS) that has been released internationally and released on the soundtrack for the film.

In 2007 and 2008 two tracks from the Nobody Nowhere album made the top 50 on Artist Underground and the track Beautiful Behavioural Mutations had 15,000 hits in a year on You Tube.

In 2008 Donna formed an inter-arts rock band, Donna and The Aspinauts which began performing in 2009.

They produced their debut album, Broken Biscuit, in 2010, produced by Paul Spears at PV Sounds Studio.  

Film

  • 2005: Wrote the screenplay to Nobody Nowhere (now under option to Hollywood producer Beverly Nero).
  • 2005-2006: Wrote 5 other feature films, now represented by a Hollywood film agent, Liz Hanley of Bicoastal Talent, Burbank, CA.
  • 2007: Awarded a commendation for the feature film screenplay The Tower.

Bibliography

Television

I featured in four television documentaries:

  • 1993: Autism, Emotion and Behavior, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, USA
  • 1995: Jam Jar, Fresh Film, in association with Channel 4, UK
  • 1995: Krankheit Als Schicksal, Spiegel TV, Germany
  • 1995: Yokoso Watashi No Sekai E "Jiheisho" Donna Williams, NHK, Japan

and five other television appearances:

  • 1992: Person Of The Week on Peter Jennings, ABC News, USA
  • 1998: Midlands Today Evening News, UK : appeared with my life sized sculpture, My World, The World
  • 1994: Norwegian Evening News, Norway.
  • 1999: BBC, UK.
  • 2006: Insight, SBS, Australia.
  • 2007: Win News, Channel 9, Australia.
  • 2008: Visions, Channel 31, Melbourne, Australia

Magazines & Newspapers (1990-2006)

  • New York Times (US)
  • Los Angeles Times (US)
  • Boston Globe (US)
  • Washington Post (US)
  • Toronto Star (Canada)
  • National Post (Canada)
  • Macleans Magazine (Canada)
  • Mirabella (US)
  • Life Magazine (UK)
  • Hello (UK)
  • Womens Day (UK)
  • The Guardian (UK)
  • The Mail (UK)
  • The Express (UK)
  • The Independent (UK)
  • The Age (Australia)
  • Leader (Australia)
  • MX (Australia)
  • Other publications in Norway, Germany, Israel, France, Japan, Italy.

Radio (1990-2006)

  • Womens Hour, Jenny Murray, BBC, UK
  • Morningside Program, Peter Gzowski, CBC, Canada
  • National Public Radio, New York, USA
  • Autism One Radio, USA
  • ABC, Sydney, Australia
  • 3CR, Melbourne, Australia
  • MDR, Melbourne, Australia
  • Also featured on German radio.

Formal Art Training

  • 1996-1998: Part Time Sculpture Course, Malvern Hills College, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, UK.
  • 2004: 4 week Chinese Brush Painting Course, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.