Thursday 27th April 1pm.
Conor Lecture Theatre.
Belfast School of Art.
‘This talk will look at the formation of a new body of work for an exhibition at The MAC, Belfast, in June 2017. The title of the talk is taken from a chapter in Alan Massie’s book ‘The Ragged Lion’- his partly fictional, partly factual account of Sir Walter Scott’s life. Having been interested in the idea of new approaches to history painting for some time, it felt right to deal with some histories closer to home for this exhibition.’
Dougal McKenzie was born in Edinburgh in 1968 and studied Painting and Drawing at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, before coming to Belfast in 1990 to undertake the MA in Fine Art.
He served on the first Catalyst Arts committee from 1994-96, before leaving to lecture at Limerick School of Art and Design for 7 years.
He has exhibited twice at the John Moores Painting Prize in Liverpool, and was selected for the first MAC International in Belfast in 2014. His forthcoming exhibition ‘A Dream and an Argument’ takes place at The MAC in June 2017.
He has been a lecturer in painting at Belfast School of Art since 2011.
This Lecture Programme is supported by the Development & Alumni Relations Office (Arts & Culture) Ulster University