Born in Longreach, Queensland
Dorothy Haig’s artwork reflects many elements of architecture while retaining organic qualities and a sense of fluidity and translucence. Her pieces occupy the juncture or meeting place of art, imagination, technique and memory.
Deeply aware of the interconnection of all life forms, Dorothy produces work in response to specific sites or environments using a diverse range of materials. Nature, history and perception are underlying themes in her work.
Following a long career in Education Dorothy returned to personal scholarship, graduating with a BVA with distinction from USQ in 2008, studied Museum and Gallery Studies at Postgraduate level with the University of Queensland and was awarded a Masters Degree in Visual Arts Practice by the University of Tasmania, Launceston in 2011. In 2013 she was also awarded a Master of Cultural Heritage from Monash University in Melbourne.
Dorothy lives and works in Maleny, in the beautiful Sunshine coast Hinterland of Queensland, and her artwork is represented in private and public collections throughout Australia.
Her current artwork explores how the evolution of women’s creative output generally captures and commemorates life’s moments-in-time, evoking both social and cultural memory. Dorothy is also working on several projects combining her joint passions of visual art and heritage.