Kim Donaldson, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
7 October - 3 December 2006
The book-lined walls of the Heide I library contain a wealth of ideas and associations that inspired Kim Donaldson’s most recent exhibition project, Between the lines. Adopting the roles of researcher, editor, artist and historian, the exhibition is the result of Donaldson’s three-year enquiry into the contents of the library, and the lives and histories inscribed on the pages of its volumes.
Gough Whitlam had just lost power, I had read Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch in high school, education was free and I was eighteen.
Kim completed a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Phillip Institute of Technology in 1983 and a Master of Arts at RMIT University in 1998. She has exhibited extensively throughout Australia since 1986 and her work can be found in the Baillieu Myer Collection of the Eighties, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Benalla Art Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery. Kim has also maintained a busy teaching career, lecturing at universities across Victoria. She currently lectures in painting at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.