Christine Mackey


Christine Mackey graduated with a practice-based PhD at the University of Ulster, Belfast (2012). Her practice combines site-specific and public interventions, residencies, pedagogical programmes, exhibitions, and art-books. Recent solo exhibitions include SEED MATTER, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2013) and Labor on … as if Draoicht Arts Centre (2013). Group shows include Action all Areas IMMA, Dublin, Resistance & Rebellion, ArtLink, Donegal, Dew Line Changing Spaces, Cambridge and Art and Agriculture: Against the Grain, Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2013). Recent public commissions include A Year in the Field – set of two publications commissioned by Fingal County Council (2012/13) and BACKLANDS – site-specific collaborative project OPW/RPA, Roscommon (2013/14). Mackey has participated on a range of International and National residency programmes; including; ArtLink Fort Dunree, Donegal (2013), Walking Sideways, Belgium (2012), Art & Sustainability, Cambridge, England (2013). Current work is supported by the Arts Council Visual Bursary Award (2013).


Christine Mackey’s research-based practice is rooted in environmental concerns and the development of meaningful participation to activate new ideas related to site, agency and ecology. Using diverse graphic sources and quasi-scientific methods, her work explores the interactive potential of art as a pedagogical tool and its capacity for social and environmental change.

Christine Mackey | 2014 | Artists | Comments (0)

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