Get’Cha Head In The Game

Opening on Thursday 6th April at The Naughton Gallery, Queen’s University Belfast.

06.04.17 – 21.05.17

Robert Crumb / Michael DeForge / Brian Finke / Riikka Hyvönen / Lilian Martinez (BFGF) /  Dougal McKenzie / Sean O’Connor / Paul Pfeiffer / Jody Rogac / Tom of Finland / Keenan Wells

Painting in Art Schools


This book can be pre-ordered via amazon now; out in September 2016.

‘Teaching Painting’ addresses the historical, theoretical, pedagogical and continually shifting methods of how the medium is taught. It asks how and why approaches to teaching painting have changed and developed and offers a platform through which practices and experience can be shared. The book includes contributions by: Maggie Ayliffe and Christian Mieves, Gordon Brennan, Ian Gonczarow, Sarah Horton and Sarah Longworth-West, Sean Kaye, John McClenaghan, Dougal McKenzie, Alistair Payne, David Rayson, Craig Staff, Daniel Sturgis, Sarah Taylor, Joseph Wright and Stuart MacKenzie.

Discussion: Studio Concepts, Memoirs & Portraits

I will be chairing a discussion at The Irish Museum of Modern Art on the place of the artist’s studio:

Tuesday 12 April 2016, 6 – 7pm, Lecture Room, IMMA
Examining the context and place of the artist’s studio, this discussion draws on Edward McGuire’s studio as a catalyst for reflection on the shifting role, function and critique of the artist studio in arts practice and discourse today. Speakers include Nick Miller artist, Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, and discussion moderator Dougal McKenzie, artist and Lecturer in Painting, Ulster University.

IMMA booking link