Pateena Donnely-Gorissen  is a multi-disciplined artist based in New South Wales. Her work explores themes of the interaction and dialogue between the 'self' and nature.  Working from the perspective that art is a complete language in its own right and exploring the therapeutic dialogue that takes place between both the artist and subject as well as the viewer and subject. Using a variety of materials which include found objects, cement, stone, clay, paint, and textiles, Pateena creates richly layered works to form emotional and though provoking responses from the viewer.

Pateena holds a BCA from UOW as well as Dip in Transpersonal art therapy, her work has been Selected and exhibited in galleries in NSW and Queensland. She has received several awards for both painting and sculpting.

In addition to her artistic practice, Pateena  is also a teaching artist and Transpersonal art therapist. Pateena currently lives and works in Stanwell Park, NSW 



Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy

Current Exhibitions

Lilly Pilly Studio, Stanwell Park

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Lilly Pilly Studio, Stanwell Park

Selected Group Exhibitions

Soho galleries, Mossman

Art at the Rocks, Sydney

Gallery 365 Townsville

Thirroul seaside arts festival

Kiama Arts  Society group exhibition


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