Christine Mackey's profile

Name: Christine Mackey


Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Visual Artists Ireland


Member since:2008-11-10

Last online:2010-07-25


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); Labor on … as if Draoicht Arts Centre (2013); Living Fields Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2012) and Seed Matter and Other Stories The Butler Gallery (2011). 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. Recent public commissions include A Year in the Field – set of two publications commissioned by Fingal County Council (2012) and Meet You Here – site-specific collaborative project OPW/RPA, Roscommon [2012-2013]. 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 (2012); RIAA, Argentina (2009), Drawing Spaces, Lisbon, Portugal (2009), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2004). Future residency programmes for 2014 include; Delfina Foundation ‘Politics of Food’, London, Art Lab A.I.R, Rejmyre, Sweden and Killruddery House & Gardens, Wicklow.  She works on a free-lance basis with the Community and Educational department at the Irish Museum of Modern Art to develop a range of educational booklets STRANDS in response to their exhibition programmes.  Current work is supported by the Arts Council Visual Bursary Award (2013).

Professional Organisation

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Visual Artists Ireland


Professional Statement

Christine Mackey’s research-based practice is rooted in environmental concerns and the development of meaningful participation. Employing diverse disciplines, subject matter and tactics, Mackey creates works that can generate different kinds of knowledge of place - their hidden histories and ecological formations.