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Biography

Donal is the new HOD of Art & Communications at the University of Huddersfield. He was most recently Deputy Director of Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He has held many senior academic positions in both Australia and New Zealand, including head of schools and departments. He was an investigator on the ARC funded research project ‘Creative Tropical Cities” national mapping project and served as head of visual arts in the construction of Australia’s first Creative Industries Faculty at QUT. He presently holds three Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Jinan and Shandong in China and the National University of the Arts, Bucharest in Romania.

He is a practicing visual artist and writer who holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art, an Honours degree in Philosophy and a PhD. He has worked in collaboration as an artist, illustrator and creative writer on special projects for film, advertising and publication. He was the art critic for the national daily newspaper The West Australian. His creative visual research is concerned with developing a new understanding of  ‘memory’ and its relationship to invention and the creative imagination and is deeply informed by the work of the philosopher Alain Badiou. He has exhibited his creative research internationally at exhibitions ranging from the Sydney Biennale to the Asialink travelling exhibition ‘Confluence’. Most recently his experimental graphic investigations were the subject of a large solo exhibition at Kielce in Poland.

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Research Output 2014 2019

4th CSCEC Cup Western 5+2 Biennale Exhibition of Environmental Art & Design

Fitzpatrick, D., 10 Nov 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
File
Biennials
Air
Nostalgia
Water
Environmental Art

Inter-Section

Fitzpatrick, D., Woolham, S., Bailey, R. & Horton, D., 22 Jul 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
File
Huddersfield
Extinction

Memory extinction / Extinction memory

Fitzpatrick, D. & Wenhua, L., 5 Nov 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
File
Solo Exhibition
Art
Art museums
Extinction
China

The Persistence of Utopia

Fitzpatrick, D., Clear, N. & Smith, D., 23 Oct 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
File
Utopia
Persistence
Dystopia
Artwork
Entanglement

Haunting

Fitzpatrick, D., 23 Oct 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Haunting
Recollection
Iconography
Acrylic Paint
Cliché

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Oral presentation

The Image after the Senses

Tracy Lannon (Speaker), Donal Fitzpatrick (Speaker), Georgiana Antoce (Speaker)
18 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation