Lowana Davies is an olfactory, performance and installation artist based in Yugambeh Country. Her research-driven arts practice seeks to draw attention to multispecies justice via intersectional feminist, queer, and pro-Indigenous thinking. Her work has been presented throughout Australia, and in New Zealand, China, and Japan. Since completing her Bachelor of Digital Media (studio art) at Griffith University Gold Coast in 2017, Lowana has gone on to create artworks for the Commonwealth Games Festival 2018, THE WALLS art space, Gold Coast City Gallery, HOTA Children's Gallery, The Old Lockup Maroochydore, The Block QUT, QCA Galleries, Outerspace, Splendour in the Grass, outdoors in public spaces, and online.
Award for Academic Excellence, Griffith University, top 5%, 2016 and 2017. 
Winner of Chengdu/Gold Coast Public Art and Design competition, China, 2015. 
Samford Ecological Research Facility 6 month residency, 2022
Summer Retreat Artist in Residence at The Walls Art Space, 2020/2021
Umwelt Collective Artist in Residence at The Farm, Miami 2019
Winter Artist in Residence at The Walls Art Space, Miami, Gold Coast, 2017.
Level-Up Youth Artist Residency Program, Gold Coast City Council, Helensvale, 2017. 
Generate GC Artist, Situate Art in Festivals and Gold Coast City Council, 2019                                                                                           Smellwalks GC R&D funded by Gold Coast City Council and Situate Art in Festivals 2019-2020. 
Professional Attachment, Festival 2018, Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast City Council. 
Bare Bones Masterclass, Supercell Contemporary Dance Festival, The Farm Company, Gold Coast, 2018. 
Navigate Young Artist Development Program, Gold Coast City Council, 2017.
YARN project, David Pledger, Gold Coast City Council Arts and Culture, 2016. 
Bachelor Digital Media, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Award Major Studio Art, 2014-2017. GPA 6.52
Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice), Queensland University of Technology, 2023

“Smellcapsule” interactive and evolving olfactory archive | The Block 
“Olfactivisms” site-specific olfactory interventions | Samford Ecoloogical Research Facility, QUT
“House of Mycelium” mycelium sculptures, native ferns, greenhouse, humidifier, soil, odours | The Block QUT
“Fake Plastic Trees” live performance | Morena Espresso Poetry Night
“HUM(an/US)” single-channel video | The Block QUT
“OLFACTORY ECOLOGIES” GROUP SHOW, Curated by Lowana Davies, Presented by INXOLU 
“Smell School” workshop | The Old Lockup, Maroochydore
2021“Salt, Fresh, Chlorine” three interactive digital projections | World Upside Down - HOTA
“Precarious Smellscapes” presentation Beyond-Human-Scales | 8th ASLEC-ANZ Conference, Aotearoa, New Zealand
“Proud to be a Woman” oil on canvas painting series | The Walls Art Space
“Smell School” ArtLab | HOTA
“Dandelions” live performance with Merinda Davies | The Walls Art Space closing event
“Mother.online” Online Art Exhibition | Outer Space Gallery 

Lowana Davies respectfully acknowledges the Yugambeh People, the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work, and pay respect to elders past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia