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Lynsey MacKenzie

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My practice is a combination of working from memory and observation of my surroundings, and working intuitively, responding to marks and colours. Often one painting becomes a source for another.

I am interested in the relationships between painting and time: the timelessness of painting, the non-linear accumulation of imagery and forms, and the way that painting takes you outwith time, both as painter, and as viewer.

​The passage of time brings about flux. Order tends towards disorder. I am attempting to create a feeling of space, of something fleeting, of nothing being quite pinned down. There is beauty in the brevity of things, and I am celebrating this.

24th June - 4th August 2019: AucArt Lab Residency, London

29th June - 8th August 2019: Breakout Artists 2019 - Best of Scottish Art Schools Show, Art Pistol, Glasgow

15th February - 11th March 2020: RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition


June 2019: Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow

January - February 2019: VAS ALIGHT 2019, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

March 2018: Something Like That, The Glue Factory, Glasgow

April 2017: Series Two, McLellan Gallery & Grace and Clarke Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow

March 2017: Toner Cartridge is almost empty, Stereo Cafe Bar, Glasgow

June 2016: Leith School of Art Summer Exhibition, Edinburgh

April 2016: Naked Aye Creep Me Oot, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

December 2015: Leith School of Art Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh

October 2015: Naked Aye Shapes That Shift Desire, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

June 2015: Leith School of Art End of Year Show, Edinburgh

December 2014: Leith School of Art Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh


July 2018: Quick! Before We Airbnb It, Elderslie Street, Glasgow

June - August 2019: AucArt Lab Residency, London

October 2018: Dumfries House Residency, Cumnock


2016 - 2019: Glasgow School of Art, Fine Art - Painting and Printmaking, BA (Hons), First Class

2014 - 2016: Leith School of Art, Painting Course


2019: RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition 2020 Selected Artist

​2019: VAS Graduate Shortlisted Artist 2019

2016: The Leith School of Art Painting Prize


Dumfries House

Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation
Jars and Bottles
  • Lynsey MacKenzie
  • Jars and Bottles
  • Oil