About Catherine Macdonald

Catherine Macdonald was born in Whanganui. She studied Fine Arts at Wanganui Regional Polytechnic and graduated in 1997 with a BFA majoring in Printmaking.  Her practice has branched out to include printmaking, drawing, writing and furniture making.  In 1998 she was Community Artist in Residence for the Community Arts Council Wanganui ,and she partook in residencies in 1999 at Pompallier in Russell and 2017 at the The Art Vault, Mildura, Australia.  She has worked in the Museum/Gallery fields and currently is employed as a draft person in an architectural firm.   In 2003 she was commissioned to design and hand print the cover for Real Life Bird Song published by Wai-te-Ata Press, V.U.W.  In 2014 she produced the cover for a book of poetry by Airini Beautrais Dear Neil Roberts,  published by VUP.  She has had articles published in Imprint, The Journal of the Print Council of Australia and Printmaking Today, UK.  In 2001 she help to establish the Whanganui Artists Open Studios Event working as a co-ordinator from 2001-2004,  From 2004-2007 she was the Chairperson of the trust running this event.  In 2002 she purchased a former church hall to convert into her studio, which she opens annually as part of the Open Studios Event.  She exhibits throughout New Zealand and her work is held in the public collections of the Sarjeant Gallery in New Zealand, State Library of Victoria and the Print Council of Australia and private collections in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Represented by

Solander Gallery, Wellington

Paper-Works, Napier

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2019-2020 Distant Kinship(touring), Galerie Schlessart, Bergen, The Netherlands (group print show)

2019 texting, Space Galley, Whanganui (group print show)

Image and Text, The Art Vault, Mildura, Australia (group print show)

Commission, cover design: Chosen Boys, by Petra Molloy, Escalator Press

Commission, Limited edition Screen print: For love of truth and beauty, Sarjeant Gallery 100years, Whanganui

Present Tense:Wahine Toi Aotearoa (touring), Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington

Layers of Settlement, The Art Vault, Mildura, Australia (group print show)

light and shadow, Solander Gallery, Wellington

2018 new work, The Bank Room, Patea

Australian Print Awards 2018– Finalist, The Art Vault, Mildura, Australia

Trailblazing – Celebrating 125 years of Womens Suffrage in NZ, Megan Dickinson Gallery, Whangarei

Print Matters: Works on Paper, ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton

2017 Residency, The Art Vault, Mildura, Australia – 3 weeks Oct.

Works on Paper, Group Show, Solander Gallery Wellington

2016 3D Award Winner, Taranaki Art Awards, Opunake, Taranaki

Tracing the Line, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW

Across the Ditch, toured by PCANZ & Impress Printmakers, Brisbane, Napier &PN

Parkin Drawing Award, Academy Galleries, Wellington

Guest Artist, Tree- Object Space Desire, Whanganui

2015 Skullicious, Rayner Brothers Gallery, Whanganui

new@WHM, WHM Gallery, Whanganui

The Paper Show, Kina Gallery, New Plymouth

Site, Significance, Sound, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

2014 Near Neighbours, (touring) Abbotford Convent Melbourne, Solander Gallery Wellington,

Aratoi Masterton

Commission, cover drawing, Dear Neil Roberts, by Airini Beautrais Victoria UniversityPress

Recent Arrivals Solander Gallery Wellington

      Print Council of Australia, 2014 print commission

2013 Put it there, Mahara Gallery, Kapiti Coast

Commission, cover, illustration and design: Great South Road & South Side – Poems by Tony Beyer, Puriri Press, Auckland

Other Voices – Other Rooms, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

The Ideal Home Show, Rayner Brothers Gallery, Whanganui

just another walk in the park, window installation as part of Word on the Street NZ Book Month 2013

2012 nothing stays the same, Open Window installation, Govett-Brewster, New Plymouth

3 shades of grey, WH Milbank Gallery Whanganui

small desires, Solander Gallery, Wellington

Not Just  a Pretty Picture, Thermostat Art Gallery, Palmerston North

A Time & Place, Solander Gallery, Wellington

2011 Reading Rooms, The Green Bench, Whanganui

A Line and A Thought, Papergraphica Gallery, Christchurch

Line Dancing, Rayner Brothers Gallery, Whanganui

Still Again, Thermostat Gallery Palmerston North

2010 Open Award winner, Whanganui Arts Review, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

2009 Article published: review, Solander Works on Paper, Imprint, The Quarterly Journal of the Print Council of Australia, Vol. 44 No.2

2008 “animal” Vent 7, Thermostat Art Gallery, Palmerston North

passer-by, Solander Gallery, Wellington

Article published: Toi Whakataa Press, Imprint, The Quarterly Journal of the Print Council 

of Australia, Vol. 43, No 1, Autumn 08