Education:

2009     Bachelor of Photography with First Class Honours, Queensland College of Art,  Griffith University, Brisbane
2008     Bachelor of Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
2005     Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
2001      Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art, Writing and Multi-media, Southern Cross University, Lismore

Solo exhibitions:

2017     Happy Medium, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, November and December
2016     Dust. Ashes. artisan, May and June
2014     Resonance and A cloud can never die: Ice, water, mist, The World Theatre Gallery, February
2013     A cloud can never die: Ice, water, mist, Sawtooth ARI, November
2013     Explorations of light and sound, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, July and August
2012     Rise and fall, again, Metro Arts Galleries, July
2012     Salt Lake, Springsure Bicentennial Art Gallery, February and March
2011     Rise and fall, again, Firstdraft Gallery, November and December
2011     New work, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, October and November
2011     Rise and fall, Level ARI, July
2011     Salt Lake, Gympie Regional Gallery, June
2011     The world keeps turning, Spiro|Grace Art Rooms, February and March
2011     Salt Lake, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, February and March
2010     This is now, TCB building as part of the Valley Fiesta, September
2010     Atmosphere reflected at dusk, Brisbane Square Library, January and February
2009     This is now, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, November
2009     Atmosphere reflected at dusk, Queensland Centre for Photography, August         

Group exhibitions:

2016     Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards, Museum of Brisbane, June and July
2013     Looking beyond, curated by artisan's Miriam Carter, BCM Crucible gallery, October to December
2013     Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Gallery, October
2013     Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, April and May
2012     Art for Eva, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, December
2012     Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place, Hahndorf Academy, October
2012     The Wilson Visual Art Award, Trinity Catholic College, August
2012     Photo-Spectral, (Fourth Queensland Festival of Photography), Pine Rivers Art Gallery, April and May
2011     Cracker, MOP Projects, December
2011     Collectibles, Spiro|Grace Art Rooms, December
2011     Local velocity: a Pace exhibition, curated by Jill Barker, Nona Gallery, November
2011     The Substation Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation Centre for Art and Culture, September
2011     Art on James, curated by Louise Martin-Chew and Alison Kubler, June
2011     Drawling: a Pace exhibition, curated by Jill Barker, Nona Gallery, March and April
2010     Art for Eva, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, December
2010     BARI festival, The Tidy, October
2010     Future Nurture: Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, September - October
2010     Clayton Utz: LAUNCH Art Award exhibition, Riparian Plaza, July 2010 - July 2011
2010     The Churchie: National Emerging Art Exhibition, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, June - August
2010     PHAI-RA!, (Third Queensland Festival of Photography), Bleeding Heart Gallery, March and April
2010     Linden Postcard Show 2010, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, February and March
2010     Test Pattern 2010, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, February                                    
2009     Wherever you go, there you are, Queensland College of Art, December                 
2008     Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards, Museum of Brisbane, December
2008     Children of the Resolution, White Box, QCA graduating exhibition, November
2008     Hot New Things, (VIVID festival), Photospace Gallery, ANU, Canberra, October
2008     SNAP exhibition, White Box, Queensland College of Art, September            
2008     Growing Extra Ears, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane, May
2007     128 Grey Exhibition, White Box, Queensland College of Art, April  
2006     Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards, Museum of Brisbane, December
2006     F***ing first years, White Box, Queensland College of Art


Professional experience:

2012      Publications Intern, Eyeline Magazine, Qeensland University of Technology
2012      Artist talk, Pine Rivers Gallery, April
2011       Artist talk, Firstdraft Gallery, December
2011       Artist talk, Brisbane Institute of Art, November
2011       Artist talk, Gympie Regional Gallery, June
2011       Artist talk, Brisbane Institute of Art, April
2011     Proofreading, The Collection of Robert & Jenny Douglas: Selected Works, The Brisbane Club Collectors' Series
2010      Invited speaker, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart session, Judith Wright Centre, July
2010Invited speaker, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, March
2010      Proofreading, The James C. Sourris Collection: Selected Works, The Brisbane Club Collectors' Series
2010      Gallery Assistant (Promotions), Ipswich Art Gallery
2009     Publications Intern, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art
2008     Publications Intern, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

Publications:

2013      'Looking beyond', essay by Miriam Carter, exhibition catalogue
2013      'Sawtooth review #2', review by Patrick Sutczak
2013      'Finding stillness', essay by Jill Barker, exhibition catalogue
2011       'Rise and fall, again', essay by Kellee Uhr, exhibition catalogue
2011       'The return of Phoebe McDonald in Local Velocity' - Pace, Jill Barker, October
2011       Substation Contemporary Art Prize, exhibition catalogue
2011       'Review: Salt Lake - Victoria Cooper reviews Salt Lake a photographic exhibition by Phoebe McDonald at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery', Lucida Magazine, March 5
2011       'Meeting Phoebe McDonald' - Pace, Jill Barker, February
2010      'Highlights from the 2010 Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition', Red, issue 5, November
2010      'PHAI-RA!', Rachel Marsden, published at Brisbane Creative Industries
2010      Clayton Utz: LAUNCH Art Award, exhibition catalogue
2010      The Churchie: National Emerging Art Award, exhibition catalogue
2009     Young People Creating Queensland, published by Youth Arts Queensland
2009     Queensland Centre for Photography, exhibition catalogue
2008     Children of the Resolution, exhibition catalogue  
2008     Growing Extra Ears, exhibition catalogue

Published writing:

2008     'Australia', Artlines, issue 4
2003     'Get the drift', Melbourne Magazine, June
2003     'Roaming holidays', Melbourne Magazine, July      
2003     'Holly Cow', Soundtrack: an anthology of new writing, RMIT    

Awards/grants/residencies:

2016     Griffith University Postraduate Research Scholarship
2016     Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards
2015     Artist residency - Sunday Morning@ekwc
2015     SundayMorning@ekwc grant
2015     Creative Industries Career Fund grant - Copyright Agency
2015     Individuals fund grant - Arts Queensland
2013     Artist residency - Fremantle Arts Centre
2013     Finalist - Moreton Bay Region Art Awards
2013     Finalist - Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award
2012     Finalist - Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place
2012     New Work (Early Career) Grant - Australia Council for the Arts
2012     Finalist - The Wilson Visual Arts Award
2011      Finalist - The Substation Contemporary Art Prize
2010     ArtStart grant - Australia Council for the Arts
2010     Finalist - Future Nurture: Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award
2010     Finalist - Clayton Utz: LAUNCH Art Award
2010     Finalist - The Churchie: National Emerging Art Exhibition, Queensland College of Art
2009    Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2009, for studies in the Bachelor of Photography with Honours
2008     Artworkers Alliance award for graduating student at Queensland College of Art
2008     Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2008, for studies in the Bachelor of Photography


Memberships:

              Professional membership, National Association for the Visual Arts
              Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance 

Collections:
            
              Daryl Hewson collection
              Gadens Lawyers
              Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
              Private collections
              Toowoomba Regional Gallery