Inverness-based artist Jacqueline Mackenzie is celebrating the completion of her MA in Art and Social Practice and becoming a full-time artist with this group summer show, opening this Saturday at the Highlands’ newest creative hub.
Each of the artists showing alongside her has an artistic connection to Jacqueline and were invited to exhibit because of the aesthetic quality of their work. Fellow Connections participants include Jacqueline’s studio mate Jenny Hepburn, her former art teacher John Nicholson; fellow Edinburgh College of Art graduate (and John’s daughter) Biddy Nicholson; Shetland painter and tutor Kristi Tait, and 2021 Fine Art graduate Meig Sutherland.
If you are unable to join us for the opening on Saturday, feel free to stop by Inverness Creative Academy Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm until Friday 29 July.
Jacqueline Mackenzie is a visual artist who uses drawing and painting to explore personal themes of people and place from the perspective of an indigenous Highland resident. As a recent MA Art and Social Practice graduate, she plans to continue investigating the links between painting, drawing, genealogy and social engagement. Her research focuses on the neurology of memory, childhood mental health, language, decolonisation and her surroundings of the Highlands and Islands. Her work seeks to translate genealogical information into visual media.