Past Artist In Residence
Fiona Macdonald works in photography, installation and video/film. Since 1988, Macdonald has been working in video exhibiting her video works as installations – at the Australian Centre for Photography, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, the Colonial Gallery of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Old Treasury Building, Melbourne. She has also screened her work in film and video festivals in Italy, France, Austria, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada and USA as well as Australia. Macdonald has also held several solo exhibitions and installations at museums and contemporary art-spaces in Australia. Her work represents collaboration with a variety of writers, artist and musicians in many of her photographic, video/film and installation projects. In 2003, Macdonald received a grant from the Australia Council for Art to sponsor her artist in residence at 18th Street. While at 18th Street she created a short film shot on video that uses both documentary as well as a fictional/dramatic form. It was a response to her experience in Los Angeles and so she expresses both the contemporary life of L.A. as well as the past stories and histories of the city.