Born the 25th of August, his passion for history, literature, music and sport all inspired this unconventional individual from an early age. Although considered an emblematic academic, August became a proficient musician by his teen years, mainly through self-instruction. This eventually lead to sharing the stage with acclaimed artists and musicians on many occasions. From early adulthood, resolute ambition and creativity allowed for ample luxuries and diversions. August has spent years immersing himself in musical and literary works, with a great deal of these being of an esoteric nature. Authors such as Morley Callaghan, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and the satirical writings of Voltaire greatly influenced him, while a musical predilection ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to Beethoven and Stevie Ray Vaughan give rise to his eclectic style in both live and recorded performances. As a media personality and the host of his celebrated talk show, Full Frontal, August examines all facets and walks of life, with special emphasis placed on the bizarre and ridiculous. Some of his perspectives can be viewed on this site, in an episodic narrative entitled The Grind. Suitable for the visual arts aficianado is The Graphs – A Gallery of photographs from a variety of significant and sequestered locations.
Open the corresponding links below to visit each August Donnelly exhibit, and visit anytime to examine the man, his work, and his life.
August on Camera
The August Donnelly Foundation
© August Donnelly & Son of the South Productions