News and reviews
In this section you will find up-to-date news of exhibitions, workshops, publications and reviews.
27 August 2016: Very excited to have been awarded First Prize at the Nairn Open Exhibition for 'The estuary, summer evening'.
June 2016: From Sarah Mayhew Craddock's review of 'The North' show, Masham Gallery, in the Darlington and Stockton Times, 17 June:
'... MacKenzie lives and works on the northernmost point of Scotland, but says that despite its geographical situation, the community is in no way remote or disconnected from the world at large.
"The landscape is worked for farming, industry, generating power and shows signs of having been so for thousands of years," she says. The North for her means home, a sense of rootedness and belonging in a landscape at first glance empty but on closer looking full of the story of humankind. This is what she sets out to convey. Rather than literal translations of landmarks or industrial heritage as one might anticipate in an exhibition with this title, there is a clear sense of shared respect and fascination with the magnitude of the North and its environmental complexities.'
1 February 2016: Delighted to hear this morning that my collagraph 'Ben Wyvis from Glascarnoch Dam' is one of only 46 pieces to have been selected from a submission of 200 by the Trustees of An Ealdhain Arts Trust for inclusion in their exhibition 'Moving Mountains - the inspiration of landscape' at the Lime Tree Gallery, Achintore Road, Fort William, 20 Feb - 3 April.
December 2015: I'm very proud to have had two of my digital prints accepted for the Society of Scottish Artists' 118th Annual Open Exhibition, among 236 works selected from 1254 submissions. To be held at the Royal Scottish Academy, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 21 December 2015 - 18 January 2016.
One-day collagraph workshop: I will be teaching a one-day workshop for East Sutherland Art Society on Saturday 17 October, to be held at Portgower Hall, near Helmsdale, Sutherland. Non-members welcome. Please contact me or ESAS for details.
16 June 2015: AccessArt, the visual arts eduction charity, (www.accessart.org.uk) have very kindly commissioned me to write an article for them about the process of making a collagraph print.
24 April 2015: Very pleased that two tiny prints have been selected for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking's 10th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition in Connecticut, USA. The submission was juried by Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas. 57 artists were selected from 275 submissions, representing 15 countries.
1 July 2014: I'm delighted to say that two of my prints - Badger-faced Welsh and On Faerie Rock - have been selected to be shown at the RBSA Print Biennial, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, between 16 July and 23 August.
21 April 2014: Jacksons Art have published an article I've written on their blog on the process of making a collagraph print. This is published as part of their series on printmakers to coincide with the London Original Print Fair. http://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2014/04/21/collograph-print-making-suzie-mackenzie/
10 November 2009: From the HI-Arts website, 10 November 2009.
'... Suzie MacKenzie has contributed two interesting works to the exhibition - 'Clava Cairns', defined in illustrative black, autumnal green and reddish brown, with an almost organically pixilated feel to it, and the 'hybrid digital print' 'The Wicked Generation' presenting physical and psychological frames within frames.
'The single window pane dominating the composition and etched writing reminded me of the window panes of Croick Church as witness and testimony to human history and memory. The artist's technique and ideas could be developed further and it will be interesting to see her work in future shows.'
© Georgina Coburn