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Barbara Mackie

Barbara Mackie
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My work connects the abstract and representational, as settings more than landscape and work is bold yet restrained. In my memory are the coastline, the valley, the mountain, farmland, woodland, the big sky, in fact any landform. To develop these fragments, I make collage in remnants of paper, drawn lines, a wash, to explore the traces and following that move on to work in a larger format canvas or paper. These become are a personal understanding of landscape.
I enjoy writers of 'place’ whose work further feeds my ideas
I am based near Edinburgh.
CV:
Stirling Gallery, 1974, Solo Exhibition
Society of Scottish Artists, 1976 – 1981
Sole Trader, Artist, 1988-1997
Deeside Artists Exhibitions, 1986-1994, exhibitor, selector
Commission from Scottish Natural Heritage, Rhynie Chert Fossil, 1995, Aberdeenshire
Group Exhibitions, Scottish Arts Club, 2013 -2016
Solo exhibition, Geddes Gallery, Scottish Arts Club, 2015
Critical Paths - West Dean College Visual Arts Summer Show July 2017
Espacio Gallery, London, Critical Paths - West Dean College Visual Arts Summer Show July 2017
16 Works, the Scottish Arts Club, September 2017 (3 artists)
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EDUCATION:
Diploma in Visual Art, West Dean College, University of Sussex, 2017
Diploma in Education, Moray House Institute, University of Edinburgh, 1974
Diploma in Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, 1972
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Former employment:
SecondaryTeacher of Art, Lothian Region 1974-1978
Ad Hoc Lecturer, Aberdeen College of Education
Ad Hoc Tutor, Contextual Studies, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon’s Institute 1991-1997
Arts Manager, Local Government, 1995-2008
Old Friends
  • Barbara Mackie
  • Old Friends
  • Mixed Media
The Ancient
  • Barbara Mackie
  • The Ancient
  • Pen and Ink
Rainbow Journey
  • Barbara Mackie
  • Rainbow Journey
  • Mixed Media
Glacier
  • Barbara Mackie
  • Glacier
  • Painting
Estuary
  • Barbara Mackie
  • Estuary
  • Acrylic
Newhaven
  • Barbara Mackie
  • Newhaven
  • Mixed Media

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