The art of Alasdair Macintyre

 

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Born in Brisbane, Alasdair Macintyre completed a Bachelor of Art at Queensland College of Art in 1990 and lives and works in Brisbane. 

Macintyre creates miniature theatrical scenarios that are played out by figurines in the form of highly detailed tableaus or dioramas. Intricate, playful and inventive, his works are a marriage of social commentary and fables. He explores a myriad of themes using his satiric wit that include politics, current affairs and art history. His practice, in essence, centres on his lived experience and the fears and anxieties that pervade an artist’s psyche.

Macintyre has exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally

 

Exhibitions

2016 "The Adventures of Aecap", Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney

2016 Group Exhibition "War- A Playground Perspective", UNSW, Sydney

2015 Group Exhibition "What's in the Box?", Goulburn Regional art Gallery

2015 10th Anniversary Group Show, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
2013 "Story", Lewers Learning Centre, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Sydney
2013 "Diorama", Wollongong City Gallery, NSW

2014: "The Long Martch", Redcliffe Regional Art Gallery, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.

2013: Group Exhibition "Once More Into the Frey", Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery.

2012: Group Exhibition "15 Artists", Redcliffe City Art Gallery.

2012: Group Exhibition "Art for Eva", Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane.

2012: "Empire", Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art

2012: Group Exhibition "Art on Art", Gold Coast Art Gallery

2012: "Ways of Seeing", Albury Art Gallery

2012: Group Exhibition "Hello Dollies", Penrith Regional Art Gallery

2011: "Dinky-Di", Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

2010: "Bloom", Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.

2009:  Group Exhibition "Art for Eva", Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane.

2009:  "Playtime", Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.

2009:  Group Exhibition: "I have not been myself lately", QLD College of Art Gallery, Brisbane.

2008:  "Splatsville: Memoirs of a Failed Painter", Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

2008:  Group Exhibition: "Wish you were here", Tweed River Regional Art Gallery

2008:  Group Exhibition: "We make good pets", Metro Arts, Brisbane

2008:  Group Exhibition: "Think about Honking", Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

2007:  "Elevation",  Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.

2007:  "Splatsville", Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2007:  Group Exhibition: "Blast", Redcliffe City Gallery

2007:  Group Exhibition: "20-20", Museum of Brisbane

2007:  Group Exhibition: "Glimpse", Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2006:  Group Exhibition: "Dream on: Heaven on Earth", Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

2006"Sanctus",  Australian Catholic University National.

2006"Journeyman",  Melbourne Art Fair, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.

2006"A Short History of Head Wear",  BlackLab Gallery, Brisbane.

2005-06"Inverse", Installation, The Window, Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Brisbane.

2005:  "2005: A year in Art", S.H Ervin Gallery.

2005:  Finalist: Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2005:  CCB Art Auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

2005:  Group Exhibition: "3 Blacklab artists”, Digmeout Café, Osaka, Japan.

2005:  Finalist: ABN Amro emerging art award.

2005Group Exhibition: "Flesh vs. Machine", Incinerator Arts Complex, Melbourne.

2005Group Exhibition: "Micro master/Action Hero",                                                                              Blindside artist run space, Melbourne

2005"Infiltration",  Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.

2005Group Exhibition: "Prime 2005: New art from Queensland", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

2005"Recent Work",  BlackLab Gallery, Brisbane.

2004Finalist: Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2004:  Group Exhibition: "Space Invaders" (Acquisitive Emerging Art award)

                                  Toowoomba Regional Art gallery.

2004: Group Exhibition: "Retrospective: 60 Merivale Street", Artworkers, Brisbane.

2004: Group Exhibition: "Bricolage", Gold Coast City Gallery.

2004:  Exhibiting Artist, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition.

2004: Group Exhibition: "Temperature: Contemporary Queensland Sculpture",  Museum of Brisbane.

2003Finalist: Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2003: "Alasdair Macintyre", 60 Merivale Street (Artworkers), Brisbane

2003:  Exhibiting Artist, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition.

2003:  Group Exhibition: “9”, Doggett Street Studios, Brisbane.

2002:  Participating Artist: Straight out of Brisbane festival, Brisbane.

2002:  Finalist: Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2002:  Group Exhibition: “SOFA + Art”, Hamilton, Brisbane.

2002:  Group Exhibition: “Zeitgeist”, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane.

2001:  Exhibiting Artist, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition.

2001:  Finalist: Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2000:  Finalist: Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2000:  Exhibiting Artist, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition.

2000:  Exhibiting Artist: Mandorla Art Award for Religious Art, Perth, Western Australia.

1999:  "The Human Condition", The Studio, West End.

1998:  Exhibiting Artist, Emerging Visual Artists Exhibition, Adelaide.

1998:  Exhibiting Artist, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition.

1998:  Exhibiting Artist, Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize, Sydney, NSW.

1997:  Exhibiting Artist, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition.

1997: Group Exhibition, “Emerging Brisbane Artists”, Spring Hill, Brisbane.

1997:  Exhibiting Artist, Warwick Art Show.

1996:  Exhibiting Artist, Mandorla Art Award for Religious Art, Perth, Western Australia.

1996:  Group Exhibition: One World, One Hope, Brian Murray Fine Art Dealer, Noosa.

1996:  Exhibiting Artist, Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize, Sydney, NSW.

1994:  Finalist, Ambiwerra wearable art competition.

Awards

2015: Archibald Prize: Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.

2014: Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney.

2012: Winner, Sculpture section, Martin Hanson Memorial Art Prize, Gladstone.

2009Finalist, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

2005National Sculpture Prize, shortlisted artist, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

2004:  Selected for Acquisition: "Space Invaders" (Aquisitive Emerging Art award)

                                  Toowoomba Regional Art gallery.

2003:  Selected for Acquisition: Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

2000:  Acquisition Award: Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition, Brisbane.

1998:  Commendation Award, Warwick Art Show.

1997:  Commendation, Emerging Visual Artists Exhibition,

                   Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide.

1997:  Highly Commended, Nudgee Arts and Crafts Festival, Brisbane.

1996:  Commendation, Lowood Art Show.

1996:  Winner, Mixed-Media section, Lowood Art Show.

Media Appearances

2009"Artists at Work", ABC TV, Australia.

2006"Saint Skywalker",  Fiona Hogg, Triple-J, Australia.

2006"Talking Life",  96.5 FM/Vision Network Australia.

2006"Articulate",  Planet Radio 88FM, Brisbane.

2006:  612 ABC Brisbane.

2005"Stateline",  ABC TV, Queensland

2005"Art to Lunch",  ZZZFM, Brisbane.

2005"Articulate",  Planet Radio 88FM, Brisbane.

2002:  612 ABC Brisbane.

2002:  ABC TV’s Arts program, “Coast to Coast”

2000:  “Gold Coast News”, Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Channel 9, Gold Coast.

1991-92:  “Eat Carpet”, SBS Television, “Passion and a poor man”, animated short film                                                (creator, director).

Publications

2012: "Dogs in Art", Steven Miller, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2009 "Playtime", Prue Gibson, Australian Art Review, May-July, Issue 19.

2008 "Splatsville: Memoirs of a Failed Painter", Emma Lindsay, Artlink, Volume 28 no. 4.

2008 "Successful Failures",  Phil Brown, Brisbane News, October 6-12.

2008 "Amuse and Bemuse",  Prue Gibson, Scoop Traveller, New South Wales, Edition #3

2008 "The Art Oracle",  Michael Reid, Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, April 25-27

2007 "Artist Corner",  E. Suprun, Case Magazine, Ukraine. March.

2006 "Alasdair’s World",  R.D Bardon, LINO, issue #16 2006/07.

2006 " New McCullochs Encyclopedia of Australian Art",  Susan McCulloch, et. al. Aus Art Editions.

2006"The Artist as protagonist",  Gordon Foulds, Craft Arts International.

2006"Miniature figurines tell moving story", Fran Metcalf, The Courier Mail.

2005: Sculptor scores on national stage", Rory Murphy, The Courier Mail

2005: Generation Next", Belle magazine, Kirsty de Garis.

2005: Youthful octet brings appealing twists to the familiar"

             Exhibition review,  "Prime: 2005", Louise Martin-Chew, The Australian.

2005: On a Tangent" Exhibition review, John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald.

2005: Infiltration" Exhibition review, Jo Higgins, State of the Arts.

2005: Toys are us", Nick Dent, Black and White magazine.

2005: Artist figures on free interpretation", Rosemary Sorensen, The Courier Mail.

2005: It's a small world", Phil Brown, Brisbane News.

2004: Undiscovered Artists", Timothy Morrell, Australian Art Collector   

2003: Hang the Difference", Heidi Meier, The Courier Mail, (December).2003: Local Art (July)

2003: Art Monthly Australia (April)

2002: “Art Monthly Australia” (Dec-Feb)

1997: “Australian Artist” magazine, September.

1996: “The Undiscovered Nature of Brisbane”, Brisbane City Council.

1994:  “The Northside Chronicle”

Collections

Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah.

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane.

Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane.

Private Collections, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, USA, New Zealand.

 
 

 

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