Craig Donald, born in Belfast 1987, lives and works in Belfast.
Completed BA Hons Fine and Applied Art at the University of Ulster in 2010.

Recent shows include ‘Taking Back Bearings…’ at Platform Arts, Belfast 2014, ‘Presently’ at Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown 2014,
‘Line: An Ambiguous Journey’, The Drawing Project at Dun Laoghaire & Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast 2013, ‘Craig Donald & Bartosz Kolata‘ at Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast 2012, and ‘Cursed‘ at Catalyst Arts, Belfast 2012.

Artist statement: My work investigates the structuring and control of consciousness and experience of reality, particularly in relation to history and memory.

I am interested in the separation between personal history/memory versus the more public and political canon of History, and where these two points can be brought together. In our lives we veer towards certain types of information. I deal with creating a visual collection and representation of this process.

I am interested in how we unconsciously select only parts of all that is knowable and then mentally attempt to smooth over the gaps, especially with regards to history. It seems these gaps constantly shift, simultaneously manipulated and sustained by different modes of thought attempting to impose simplicity and clarity where there can perhaps be none. My practice is situated in these areas of flux.

The work is multi-disciplinary, encompassing painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture. I subvert traditional narratives and historical models in order to create alternative histories, blending fact and fiction and the personal with the political.







“Belfast Open Studios returns for its fifth annual insight into the tremendous creative activity that is going on all around […]

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Group exhibition at Platform Arts Belfast featuring work by QSS artist Craig Donald

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WHITE | Curated by Colin Darke

Opening: Thursday 1 February 2018, 18.00 – 21.00 Exhibition dates: 2 – 22 February 2017 Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10.00 – 17.00 […]

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QSS Christmas Show

QSS is delighted to present its annual Christmas Show which this year focuses on small works by Belfast-based artists. All […]

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Gallery 545 launch exhibition at QSS

Opening: Wednesday 8th November, 6pm – 9m Exhibition dates: 8th – 18th November 2017 Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am – 5pm | Friday – […]

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QSS Members' Exhibition 2016


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Belfast Open Studios 2015 - 23rd & 24th October   To see the full list of members at QSS Studios and Gallery click here  Over 200 artists across […]

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Diagrams Satellite Show: FUGUE

Ulster University 22/10/15 – 21/11/15 Diagrams Satellite Show: Fugue Niamh McDonnell guest curates Fugue, by Craig Donald at the Ulster […]

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Diagrams Curator Talk with Niamh McDonnell

DIAGRAMS – TALK WITH NIAMH MCDONNELL THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER 15 Niamh McDonnell will give a talk on the concept of […]

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Upcoming Show - Diagrams

    Previously exhibited in partnership at Pallas Projects, Dublin, Diagrams makes its way to Belfast at QSS Gallery. Diagrams […]

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