Doug Mackie

Website: http://dougmackie.com

Email: doug.mackie@yahoo.co.uk

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Strike:
Media: Concrete and Cotton
Dimensions: Each piece 3 m in length, 15 cm diameter tapering to 8 cm diameter. Installation size variable to suit venue.

Spent
Media: Concrete and Jute Sacks
Dimensions: Sacks variable, typically 55 cm, 50 cm, 45 cm. Installation size variable to suit venue.

Spent:
Media: Concrete and jute sacks and shipping crate
Dimensions: Sacks variable, typically 55 cm, 50 cm, 45 cm. Installation size variable to suit venue.

Land Form: Material: Kilkenny Limestone, 35 cm x 18 cm x 32 cm.

Caught
Media: Fisherman’s Net cast in Lead on charred wooden supports,
Dimensions: Installation size variable to suit venue, individual cast cubes 10 cm cubed.

White on Black: Material: Marble on Granite Base. 33 cm x 17 cm x 18 cm.


Statement

I am an artist living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland. My primary medium is sculpture but my practise is somewhat eclectic, encompassing artists books, print making, video, sound and photography.

I consider myself a maker, concerned with formal sculptural qualities, foregrounding process and materiality. The visual, tactile and presence of the material are important are important aspects of my work, while gesture and repetition are common elements.

My work is rooted in a socio-political context typically responding to observations seen or heard. The way I work and the sculptural language that I use demands a particular approach to research.


Biography

Contact Information
Name: Doug Mackie
Email: doug.mackie@yahoo.co.uk
Website: dougmackie.com

Education
• Edinburgh University - Edinburgh College of Art: BA (Hons), Sculpture - 2018
• Leith School of Art: Certificate in Contemporary Art Practice – 2015
• Leith School of Art: Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) with Distinction – 2013

Awards
• SSA, Ramsey Cornish Prize (Spent (2018)).
• Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland, Richard Coley Award for Sculpture 2018 (Strike (2017)).
• Astaire Art Prize 2018, Shortlisted
• University of Edinburgh, Commission for the Chancellor’s Medal (2017)

Exhibitions

2018
• Caught (2018), Society of Scottish Artists Open 2018, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
• Strike(2017), Open 2018, SSA + VAS Together. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 28 January - 8 March 2018.
• Lost and Found(2018). Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 11 January 2018. Group Show, Terror and Beauty, a response to John Akomfrah's Vertigo Sea.
2017
• Pathways, Glass installation. Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, John Hope Gateway, 24 April – 23 May 2017.
• Homage, Glass Installation. Collaborative work. Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, John Hope Gateway, 24 April – 23 May 2017.
• Exhibition of Proposed Work for the Principal’s Medal and Chancellor’s Award. University of Edinburgh, Old Collage, Reception Room, 28 March 2017.
• Exhibition of works proposed for Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, After The Storm Exhibition. Edinburgh College of Art, Sculpture Court,18 - 25 March 2017.
2016
• The Discus Thrower, Artists Book. Society of Scottish Artists exhibition in The Royal Scottish Academy, 31 Oct – 24 Nov, 2016.
2015
• Diaries 2015, Leith School of Art, St James Church Hall.
2014
• White on Black, Marble Sculpture. The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2014.


CV

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