Pauline O’Shannessy Dowling
Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling is an artist living & working in Ballarat, Victoria. She runs her own arts practice, combining art-making & teaching. She was born in Donald, in regional Victoria, & studied at both LaTrobe University & Federation University Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, majoring in history, politics & anthropology; a Diploma of Visual Arts, and a Master of Teaching [Secondary].
Pauline has exhibited regularly since embarking on the Diploma of Visual Arts in 2004, in both solo & curated exhibitions. Her practice is based in the art of drawing, whimsy & colour, combining all three to explore her practice on paper, fashion garments & home furnishings. In recent years, she has exhibited at White Night Ballarat, the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Parliament House Victoria & has worked on Commissions for the City of Ballarat.
She is represented in the collections of FedUni in Ballarat; St. John of God Hospital, Ballarat; St. Patrick’s College, Ballarat; Clunes Booktown, Clunes, & in many private collections.