Tara Donovan


Presenting large scale sculptures that resemble elements from nature under a microscope, cell like forms, or organisms from the depths of the ocean, Tara Donovan’s artwork is derived from recognisable everyday items: Scotch Tape, drinking straws, paper-plates, pins, plastic rods and toothpicks.

Thousands of identical items are stacked, glued, cut and assembled, transformed through repetition into majestic installations and sculptures. What initially look like precious stones and minerals often turn out to be quite ordinary materials, such as plastic buttons or polyester film (Mylar).

Donovan’s freestanding sculpture Untitled (Mylar) is presented within The Steadings Gallery as part of a larger display of her work at Jupiter Artland. This includes Untitled (Plastic Cups) in Bonnington House Ballroom, open to the public for the first time. Here the artist presents an expansive installation constructed from over 500,000 drinking cups, and using imagery drawn from topography to recreate the wandering rolling forms of natural landscapes.

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Bonnington House Steadings, Nr Wilkieston, EH27 8BB
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