North East & Cumbria, United Kingdom

di mcghee

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Mixed Media


I am a visual artist who works responsively, creating installations, interventions and drawings. I have exhibited my work internationally and have participated in a range of artist residencies and projects with an environmental and ecological theme. I create site-specific installations in response to the immediate surroundings, often utilising or inspired by found and reclaimed materials. My work presents environmental themes and issues such as climate change, pollution, erosion and adaptation on a public scale. Practice-based research themes emerging in my work include those explored and experienced while creating site-specific installations.

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Experience in Schools

I have delivered workshops and arts-based projects in a range of settings for participants of all ages and abilities. I enjoy working with people on independent work and have a real passion for the power of collaborative projects making large scale environmental installations, sculptures, drawings, paintings, and banners to name a few. In my workshops I like to show participants how to photograph their own work. I have found these photographs can; improve observational skills, record temporary artworks, be included in portfolios, and can also be developed further using mixed media techniques. Drawing has always been a key element of my practise and I advocate a range of drawing activities for exploring and discovery, for generating ideas and new possibilities and most of all having fun. Workshops can be indoors, outdoors in the local park or at the beach!

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North East & Cumbria
North West

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-25 students


  • I began my own educational journey at Edinburgh College of Art, moving on to complete the NSEAD MA Artist Teacher programme.
  • Exhibitions

  • 2023 Climate Matters, The Bridge Gallery, Tynemouth, April 7- July.
  • 2022 Unpublished, Group Show, Bridewell Studios and Gallery, Liverpool
  • 2022 Art Walk Porty, Portobello, Edinburgh
  • 2022 ‘Fruitful’, Group Exhibition, Florence Arts Centre, Cumbria.
  • 2021 Dinle Kuyudan, Listen from the Well, Barbaros Water Culture Heritage Project Exhibition, Izmir, Turkey, 2021 Through the Locking Glass, one year on Exhibition, Rheged, Cumbria.
  • 2020 The Life of Plastic, Buy the kilo Gallery, Tynemouth, North Shields.
  • 2020 Through the Locking Glass Exhibition, Studio Morland, Cumbria.
  • 2020 Environmental Crisis Exhibition – Science and Art, Gerald Moore Gallery, London.
  • 2019 Making-Place, International Postcard exhibition, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • 2019 Extreme Views, Group exhibition, Art Gene, Barrow in Furness.
  • 2018 Polluted Postcards, Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth, Devon.
  • 2017 Grosvenor Open Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
  • 2016 ‘Points of View’, Lazy Susan Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2016 RSA Open 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 2015 ‘Wake’ Four Person Show, Undegun Gallery, Wrexham, North Wales.22015 WAKE,
  • 2015 DU ar WYN - Black on White, Oriel Gallery, Clwyd Theatre Cymru, Mold, Flintshire, North Wales.
  • 2015 Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition, Rheged Centre.
  • 2014 Scope Contemporary Art Show, Group Exhibition, Miami Beach, USA.
  • 2014 Micro Exhibition & Sculpture Trail, Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria.
  • 2013 MEd Artist Teacher Exhibition in association with Glasgow Galleries.
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