"With their architectural and spiritual orientation towards heaven, the great cathedrals of medieval Europe are shining examples of visual storytelling.  The divine beauty in Pinkie Maclure’s art is in taking this tradition of seeing and subverting it, presenting the viewer not with absolute truths, but eternal questions and challenging contemporary subjects.

Drawing on over 15 years’ experience working in  stained glass construction and repair, Maclure enjoys ‘dropping these ancient images into a 21st century context.’ Her reclamation of traditional skills like painting and firing, serving the narrative, is a progressive shift away from decorative abstraction in contemporary stained glass.

In a world of appearances, Maclure holds up a mirror to shared histories and beliefs, bridging concept and craft with radiant joy. What resonates throughout her work is the celebration of unbridled creativity and inquiry that set us free. These attributes, often demonised in times of political and social unrest, are what make us human. Maclure’s vibrant imagination and humour transmit light in this Dark Age, reaffirming the importance of storytelling in questioning and knowing who we are."

Georgina Coburn,

December 2019

 

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News  Dec 1st 2021

   I am showing two pieces at Collect Art Fair 2022, LONDON,

with Northlands Creative, 23-37 February.

   My work is to be featured in the new Stephen Ellcock book 'England on Fire' out in 2022.

   I have been shortlisted for the Sequested self-portrait prize.

   The National Museum of Scotland acquired 'Self-Portrait Dreaming of Portavadie' in 2020, just before lockdown.

This is my first acquisition by a national gallery.

   I have two pieces in the Craftspace touring group exhibition:

https://craftspace.co.uk/wearecommoners/
The Civic, BARNSLEY: 5 February – 23 April 2022
National Centre for Craft and Design, SLEAFORD: 7 May – 10 July 2022

Previous Exhibitions

An Tobar Arts, TOBERMORY Isle of Mull, with Sam Ainsley and Eileen Cooper RA

  4 September 2021- 19 November 2021

 Northlands Creative, Caithness 19th - 26th November 2020

John Byrne Prize, Edinburgh March 2020

Henry Boxer at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, London Nov-Feb 2020

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Exhibition, Holden Gallery, Manchester 2019

Henry Boxer Gallery at Outsider Art Fair New York January 2019

UK National Centre for Craft & Design 2018/19.

National Museum of Scotland 2018

Henry Boxer at Outsider Art Fair New York 2018

Perth Museum and Art Gallery 2017

Henry Boxer at Outsider Art Fair New York 2017

Outside In, Pallant House, Chichester, UK, touring  2016 - 2017

Birnam Arts UK 2016

Scottish Glass Society  Edinburgh 2015

Public Art Installations  -

'Dwelltime', Dodworth Railway Station, 2020

Memorial  Window to Charles Kennedy MP,  Caol Church 2016

'Tree of Life' Windows, Muirhead Church, Dundee 2013

'The Family', Chalmers Sexual Health Clinic, Edinburgh 2011

Awards -

John Byrne Award for Skill & Artistry 2020

 John Ruskin Prize, shortlist, 2019

 Jerwood Makers shortlist 2018

Zealous Emerge Craft Prize 2018

 Fergusson Art Prize shortlist 2014

 Jerwood Makers shortlist 2013

TV

​BBC Scotland 'Loop'  'Pictures That Tell a Story' April 2019

Radio

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour interview on crafts and mental health 2015

Press -

Hi-Fructose 2018

Glass Network 2017

Brut Force 2017

The Times 2017

Hyperallergic 2017

Craft Magazine 2017

Raw Vision 2017

Artnet 2017

Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review 2014

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