Debbie Mackinnon – An Artist Profile

Artist Bio

Solo and Joint Shows

• Incinerator Art Space, ‘Unfolding’ Dec 2022

• Art Gallery on Darling, ‘Look’ solo show Sydney Feb 2022

• Incinerator Art Space, ‘Making My Mark’ Jan 2021

• Art Gallery on Darling, Sydney ‘Exhale’ solo show July 2020

• ME Gallery, Sydney ‘A Song of Travel’ joint show Nov 2019

• ARO Gallery, Sydney Two Artists ‘Near & Far’ joint show with Mike Staniford July 2019

• ME Gallery ‘Two Artists One Journey’ joint show with Mike Staniford March 2018

• Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth, Sydney ‘Ocean Stories’ August 2017

• ME Gallery ‘Land Sea Sky’ joint show with Fiona Verity March 2017

• Duck Rabbit, Redfern, ‘Land Sea Sky’, April 2017

• ME Gallery, St Leonards, Sydney, ‘Tidelines’ March 2016

• Moochinside Gallery, Hardys Bay, ‘Wharf’ July 2015

• ME Gallery, St Leonards, Sydney, ‘Coast’ September 2014

• Incinerator Artspace, Willoughby, ‘Fields of Dreams’ March 2013

• Moochinside Gallery, Hardys Bay, ‘Element’ October 2012

• Incinerator Artspace, Willoughby, ‘Drawn to Travel & the Spaces In Between’ May 2011

• Moochinside Gallery Hardy’s Bay ‘Crossing the Boundaries’ Easter 2010

• Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point, Sydney ‘Crossing the Boundaries’ Oct 2009

• Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point, Sydney ‘Time and Tide’ June 2008

Selected Group Shows and Juried Art Prizes

  • Gosford Art Prize selected finalist 2016, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • Art in the Open 2nd prize Winner Sept 2022
  • Hawkesbury Art Prize finalist 2021
  • Manly Regional Gallery Artist Book Prize finalist 2021
  • Northern Beaches Art Prize 2020 – WINNER
  • NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize Finalist August 2018
  • Art Gallery on Palm Beach – member of artist run gallery, group shows 2020
  • The Eye That Sees – curator and exhibitor, drawing show Me Gallery for Art Month 2019
  • Wish You Were Here – group show of postcard art; creator, curator and exhibitor ME Gallery March 2018. Major fundraiser for Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Art In The Open WINNER February 2018
  • The Red Project selected artist North Sydney Council March 2018
  • Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney-Land & Sea selected for launch exhibition Feb 2018
  • Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth selected member of art collective in multiple group shows 2017/18/19/20/22
  • Chippendale World Art Residency Prize selected finalist August 2017
  • ANL Maritime Art Prize selected finalist Oct 2017
  • Northern Beaches Art Prize selected finalist, August 2017
  • Land Group show, selected artist Manly Regional Gallery 2017
  • Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize shortlisted finalist 2016, hung in SA Museum
  • Mosman Art Prize selected finalist 2013/2016
  • The Other Art Fair Sydney 2016
  • A Social Landscape group show Depot Gallery, 2 Danks St Waterloo Aug 2016
  • Fleurieu Food+Wine art prize selected finalist 2016
  • Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize selected finalist 2015
  • Saltwater group show, selected artist Manly Regional Art Gallery 2015
  • Moran Portrait Prize selected Semi Finalist 2014
  • Moran Portrait Prize selected Finalist 2011
  • Lethbridge10000 Australia’s biggest small-scale art prize, finalist 2013/14/15/16/17
  • Hunters Hill Art Prize selected finalist 2007/09/10/11/12/13/14/15/17
  • North Sydney Art Prize selected finalist 2007. 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019

Art Education

• Art Foundation Course – Colchester College of Art

• BA Design & Illustration – Middlesex University, London

Art Residencies

  • Upcoming: Cill Rialaig, County Kerry Ireland September 2023 
  • Police Point, Mornington Peninsula Vic September 2022 
  • Kelton Plain, Monaro, NSW February 2022 
  • Joya AiR, Andalusia Spain, October 2017 

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