Donna Jackson

Art & Industry Festival 
Artistic Director

Donna Jackson is a recognised leader in community arts practice throughout Australia. She founded the Women’s Circus in 1991.

As Artistic Advisor to Regional Arts Victoria (1998-2011), she delivered several large-scale community projects across the state. Collaborating with songwriter/performer Mark Seymour, Donna presented Dust, a music theatre production about asbestos, over seven seasons and three states. She has refined her methodology working with multiple participants across artistic mediums nationally and internationally and now relishes the opportunity to collaborate with local artists and explore the industrial aesthetics of her local area, the western suburbs of Melbourne.

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