Christine Mackey

Studio @ Leitrim Sculpture Centre, New Line, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim


2018  Fulbright Irish Scholar Award USA LandArts University of New Mexico; 2012 PhD University of Ulster Belfast; 2002  MA (Taught) Time based Media/Performance Studies Dartington College of Arts; 1992  BA Sculpture 1992 NCAD Dublin.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

2021                Agility Award Round 3 The Arts Council, Ireland.

2021                Bursary Award Leitrim County Council Arts Office, Leitrim.

2020                Professional Development Award The Arts Council, Ireland.

2020/18/2016  Visual Arts Bursary Award The Arts Council, Ireland.

2017-2018       Fulbright Irish Scholar Award USA LandArts New Mexico.

2016                Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) Residency Award.

2015                Agora Collective/ Nordisk Kulturfond/ EU Creative Europe.

2018/15/14/09 International Travel Bursary Culture Ireland.

2013/12/10      Visual Arts Bursary Award The Arts Council of Ireland.

2015/13/10/09 Travel & Training Award The Arts Council of Ireland.

2014/13/09      Arts Bursary Leitrim County Council Arts Office.

2010 /08/04     International Travel Bursary University of Ulster Belfast.

2008                One-off Project Award (AFTER,) The Arts Council of Ireland.

2008/07           Arts Bursary Leitrim County Council Arts Office.

2008/07           Visual Arts Bursary Award The Arts Council of Ireland.

2007-10           Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarship University of Ulster.

2006                Publication Award Arts Council Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2006                Travel & Training Award The Arts Council of Ireland.

2005                Commission Award The Arts Council of Ireland.

2005                Community Artist Residency Award Firestation Studios, Dublin.

                        Emerging Artist Award A.I.B (short-listed), Dublin, Ireland.

2003                Open E+VA Main Award Winner, Limerick City Gallery.

2001                Millennium Scholarship Arts Award Bank of Ireland.

International and National Residencies

2022                Eco Show Boat Residency Award Leitirm.

2022                Cow House Studio Residency Programme Wexford.

2020/21           Woods Research Residency Interface Residency Galway.

2020/21           Gallery Residency Programme Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

2021                Gallery Exhibition Residency South Tipperary Arts Centre.

2019 ­               Volunteer Residency Programme Grizedale Arts, England.

                        EUCIDA Digital Residency Programme, Latvia.

2018                WormFarm Wisonsin, USA.

                        De-Construkt[projekts] New York.

                        Native Seed Savers Arizona.

                        William & Lynda Steere Herbarium New York.

2017                The Observatory Residency SPUD, ArtsSway, England.

                        MERL Museum of English Rural Life, England.

                        Charter Art Common Ground, England.

2016                Allenheads Contemporary Arts (ACA), England.

2015                ART/FOOD/CLIMATE CHANGE Agora Collective, Berlin.

                        Politics of Food Delfina Foundation, London.

                        Utopiana Genève Switzerland.

                        Flanagans Field Community Gardens Dublin.

2014                Rejmyre Art Lab Sweden

                        Killruddery House & Gardens Wicklow.

2013                Cambridge Sustainability Residency Cambridge

                        Fort Dunree Residency Project ArtLinks Donegal.

2012                Exploring Pathways Sideways Arts Festival Belgium.

2009                RIAA Argentina; Drawing Spaces Lisbon Portugal.

2008-9            e-MobilArts International Research Programme.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021                The Long Hedge Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

2020                Safe Hold Wexford Arts Centre.

2017                Home Grown Housing The Museum of English Rural Life.

                        Silent Needles Speaking Flowers SPUD Observatory, England.

2015                Provisional AC Institute New York.

2014                The Potting Shed + Fortifying Beds Artlinks Donegal.

                        Balsam Bashing ArtLab, Rejmyre, Sweden.

2013                Labour on, think - as if Draoicht Arts Centre, Dublin.

                        SEED MATTER III Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2012                Seed Matter Part II ‘Living Fields’ Leitrim Sculpture Centre

2011                Seed Matter and ‘other’ stories The Butler Gallery.

2007                Points of departure Context Gallery, Derry.

2006                Tidings – from here to there The Lab Galley Dublin.

2005                Provisional Teor/e Tica Costa Rica Central America.

2004                In Progress The Irish Museum of Modern Art The Process Room.

                        TORQUE Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, Fermanagh.

                        Exploring Drawing Skibberean Arts Center Cork.

2003                Fragments The Model Arts & Niland Gallery Sligo;

                        Belltable Arts Center, Limerick.

Artist Devised Publications/Printed Art Matter


As Above So Below’ project, at ACA, Allenheads Contemporary Arts. Funded by Arts Council England, North Pennines AONB Partnership, Active Northumberland, Newcastle University and with The Arts Council of Ireland. Dimensions: 540 x 770 mm Folded 140 x 200 cm, Artist edition: 100, ISBN: 978-0-9928880-2-2. Content design, development and production Christine Mackey - Drift-editions.

2014 BACKLANDS Property Registration Authority, Roscommon and Office of Public Works, Dublin Dimensions: 1000 x 930 mm Folded 125 x 222.5 mm, Artist edition: 500, ISBN: 978-0-9928880-0-8, Pure design.

2014 Balsam Bashing Rejmyre Art Lab, Sweden, Published by: Drift Editions, Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm, Full-colour, page count 15, Artist edition: 100, SBN: 978-0-9928880-1-5, Content design, development and production Christine Mackey - Drift-editions.

2013 SEED MATTER Limerick City Gallery of Art with additional funding from The Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Gallery of Art, The Butler Gallery. Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm, Artist edition: 250, ISBN: 0-9553668-4-4. Content design, development and production Christine Mackey - Drift-editions.

2012 A Year in the Field (set of two publications) Commissioned by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Published and distributed by Fingal County Council Dimensions: Pad 1. A5 Full-colour, Pad 2. A4 Full-colour, Content and concept Design Christine Mackey ISBN: ISBN 9780957172104.

2009 Planters - Trade Off Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and the University of Ulster, Belfast. Content design, development and production Christine Mackey - Drift-editions.

2008 RIVERwork(s) The Department of Environment, Heritage and local Government Per Cent for Art Scheme with additional support from The Arts Council of Ireland and The Sligo Art Gallery, Contributors: Dermot Healy Bryonie Reed Sam Moore, Don Cotton Terry O’ Regan and Ciara Healy, Dimensions: 156 Pages, Full-colour, hard-bound and stitched. Artist edition: 750. ISBN: 9780955225697, Ignition Press, Co-editor: Cliodhna Shaffrey.

2006 Points of Departure The Context Gallery, Derry, Contributors: Alicia Zamort, Patricia Belli, Helen Temple, Rolando Castellon, Santiago B. Olmo, Rodolfo Molina, Dimensions: 100 pages, full colour with paperback cover. Artist edition: 100.

2006 TIDINGS – from here to there Commissioned by Dublin City Council Arts Office, Contributor: Ruth Jones, Calling it home: gifts between strangers. Economy begins at home. Dimensions: 82 Pages with 27 one-colour text drawings and 27 colour images spiral bound with paperback cover. Artist edition: 250. ISBN: 0 9554281 06.

Selected Public Presentations

2019      Art in the Anthropocene, Trinity College, Dublin; EUGEO Conference.        

2018      Looking for Todd De-Construkt[projekts], New York.

              Seed Matter Art & Ecology Department, University of New Mexico.

              The Garden Plot: Land, History, Politics’, Land Arts of the American West,                University of New Mexico.

              WormFarm Institute, Wisconsin, United States.

              Participant; Art Meets Biological Science’, New Mexico History Museum.

2017      MERL Museum of English Rural Life, England.

              SPUD Observatory Residencies, England.

2016      Mutant Ecologies in Contemporary Art, Organisers: MACBA Museu d’Art                Contemporanide Barcelona/Translocal Institute Budapest.

              Arts in Education Portal National Day, IMMA, Dublin.

              Poster Presentation ‘The Potting Shed’ ALTERRURALITY3 Co. Galway.

              Poster Presentation: ‘An Enduring Monument’ Farming and Country Life                  1916-2016,Teagasc and Galway County Council Farming and County.

2015      Panellist: What if we got it wrong? Irish Culture Centre, Paris.

              Panellist: FROM I TO YOU Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

              Public Food Event: Homage to the Pea Delfina Foundation, London.

2014      The Model and Niland Gallery, Sligo.

2014      Art Rejmyre Lab, Sweden.

2013      Panellist: SLOW VISIBILITY Discussion A Fugitive Papers Event at Tulca

2013      Art and Geography Conference University of Lyon.

2013      A Year in the Field Visual Artists Ireland.

2012      Panelist/presentation: Conversations Art & Ecology, Red Stables Dublin.

2012      International Symposium on Public Art Fingal County Council.

2011      Seed Matter The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.

2010      Open Arts, Cavan Arts Centre.

2009      Presentation: with Dr. Steve Garner RIAA: Argentina.

2009      Panelist: Leitrim Sculpture Centre with PS2 Paragon Studios, Belfast.

2009      Presentation/panelist: TRADE Artists in Conversation: Dock Art Centre.

2008      Presentation: Roscommon Arts Centre.

2008      Presentation/panelist: Tramway Arts Centre, Glasgow.

2008      Panelist: e-mobilArts:

2007      Presentation/panelist: TRADE 2007 Leitrim County Council