Finding the theatre in the politics Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles (Premium content) Premium content Donna Jackson Thursday 19 May, 2016 A bricklayer at a barbie held the key to turning the tragedy of asbestos into Dust, a dramatic case study in social change art This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Image from Dust, Photo: Lindy Allen Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Dr Donna Jackson is a director, writer, teacher, consultant and arts practitioner who focuses on the area of democratic art making. She has been awarded a Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts and inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. In 1991 she founded and was the artistic director of the Women’s Circus. Through performing her one-woman shows, The Baby Show and Car Maintenance Explosives and Love, Dr Jackson communicates provocative ideas. This practice and research-led way into making art democratically has been further developed by academic study. Dr Jackson completed a Master of Arts at La Trobe University on processes of making arts projects involving social change and used the production of Dust as the focus of enquiry. Her PhD, Illuminating Arts Practice: Making Large-Scale Projects beyond the Mainstream more extensively interrogated practice-led research. Through her company Hubcap Productions, she is currently the initiator and artistic director of the Art and Industry Festival which is based in the western suburbs of Melbourne. As part of this festival Jackson is collaborating with a range of artists and trades people and developing her processes of working further.