Debbie Mackinnon – An Artist Profile

Artist Bio

Solo and Joint Shows

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

Me Gallery, ‘A Song of Travel’ Joint show with Mike Staniford December 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

• 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

• Gosford Art Prize selected finalist 2019

• North Sydney Art Prize Selected finalist 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

• 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 2016

• Mosman Art Prize selected finalist 2013

• The Other Art Fair Sydney 2016 selected by panel incl Ben Quilty and Rosalyn Oxley

• Gosford Art Prize selected finalist 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

• Hang in Gallery, Villeneuve Switzerland ‘Ebb and flow’ 2007

Art Education

• Art Foundation Course – Colchester College of Art

• BA Design & Illustration – Middlesex University, London

Art Residency

• Selected for a residency at Joya AiR, Andalusia Spain, October 2017

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