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    05.11.19 William Mackinnon on the cover of Good Weekend

    William Mackinnon’s work has been featured on the cover of Good Weekend Magazine in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Recently featured at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, William Mackinnon’s From the acorn to the oak was selected as the cover image of the annual ’52 Weekends Away’ edition. The painting was inspired by a visit William and his partner made to Sydney’s Rose Seidler House, designed by the late architect Harry Seidler for his mother.

    As described by the artist, “The painting sits somewhere between nostalgia for a country we no longer call home and the fantasy of a place we might one day design and live in.”

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   From the acorn to the oak   2019   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   193.0 x 163.0 cm

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    04.09.19 William Mackinnon at Sydney Contemporary

    Join us at Sydney Contemporary as we present a solo exhibition of new paintings by William Mackinnon at Booth #E19.

    William Mackinnon
    Sydney Contemporary, Stand #E19
    Carriageworks, 12 – 15 September

    For more information about Sydney Contemporary, please click here. 

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Wild wild life   2019   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   200.0 x 300.0 cm

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    30.01.19 William Mackinnon in Art Collector

    William Mackinnon is featured in Art Collector’s ’50 Things Collectors Should Know’ 2019 Issue.

    2018 was a strong year for Mackinnon after multiple sell-out shows and his inclusion in both the Archibald and Wynne Prizes.

    For more information on Art Collector, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   We are in and out of that place again   2017   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   89.0 x 65.0 cm

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    30.06.18 William Mackinnon at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre

    William Mackinnon features in group exhibition, Freshwater/Saltwater at the Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre.

    A collaborative exhibition between Shepparton Art Museum and the Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Freshwater/Saltwater features both contemporary and historical works that highlight the material and cultural significance of water.

    Freshwater/Saltwater
    The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre
    21 July – 9 September 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Crossroads (ii)   2018   acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas   200.0 x 450.0 cm (triptych)

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    03.05.18 William Mackinnon in Archibald Prize 2018

    Congratulations to William Mackinnon who is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2018 for his work, The long apprenticeship 2018.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    12 May – 9 September 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   The long apprenticeship   2018   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   95.0 x 125.5 cm

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    03.05.18 William Mackinnon in Wynne Prize 2018

    Congratulations to William Mackinnon who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2018 for his work, The lucky country? 2018.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    12 May – 9 September 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   The lucky country?   2018   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   2 panels: each 201.0 x 150.0 cm; 201.0 x 300.0 cm overall

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    01.12.16 William Mackinnon – 'Night & Day' Publication

    William Mackinnon’s self-published book, Night & Day, features Essays by Alex Weinstein and Joanna Bosse.

    William Mackinnon: Night & Day

    Publisher: William Mackinnon, 2016
    Hard cover, 73pp, fully illustrated, colour
    26.0 x 31.0 cm

    Available: $75 plus $10 postage and handling.

    Please email or phone the gallery on +61 7 3254 1855 to purchase this item.

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    13.02.18 William Mackinnon on The Design Files

    William Mackinnon has been featured by The Design Files in an article by Camilla Wagstaff.

    The article discusses his recent move to Ibiza in Spain where he has set up a studio and developed the works for his forthcoming exhibition at the gallery, Twin Palms.

    To read the article, please click here.

    To view the exhibition online, please click here. 

    Image credit: William Mackinnon outside his Ibiza studio. Photo: Muchigraphy.

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    01.02.18 William Mackinnon on ‘Talking with Painters’ Podcast    

    William Mackinnon has been interviewed by Maria Stoljar for an episode of her Talking with Painters podcast.

    Mackinnon discusses his studio practice and the development of his upcoming exhibition, Twin Palms, which opens on 27 February at the gallery.

    For more information and to access the Episode #38 podcast, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon in his studio. Image courtesy of Talking with Painters

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    18.10.17 Collaboration with Tom Crago for NGV Triennial

    William Mackinnon has collaborated with artist and video game developer, Tom Crago on Crago’s project for the NGV Triennial commencing in December 2017.

    Crago is the CEO and owner of internationally renowned video game developer Tantalus, who will premiere a groundbreaking multi-player gaming environment featuring a fifteen-minute immersive virtual reality art game.

    Tantalus has collaborated with Australian artists to create the game’s aesthetic including Mackinnon, Mark Rodda, Viv Miller, Indigo O’Rourke, Kate Tucker and David Shea.

    NVG Triennial 2017
    National Gallery Victoria International
    15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018

    For more information, please click here.

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    21.07.17 William Mackinnon in Wynne Prize 2017

    Congratulations to William Mackinnon who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2017 for his work, Landscape as self-portrait 2017.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    29 July – 22 October 2017

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Landscape as self-portrait   2017   acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas   190.0 x 163.0 cm

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    16.06.17 William Mackinnon in 2017 Hadley’s Art Prize

    William Mackinnon is a finalist in the inaugural Hadley’s Art Prize in Hobart, Tasmania. The 2017 theme for the acquisitive landscape prize is ‘History and Place’ for the best portrayal of the Australian landscape which acknowledges the past.

    Mackinnon was selected for his work, Community 2010, painted during his time working as a field officer for Papunya Tula artists in the Northern Territory.

    The winner of the $100,00 acquisitive prize will be announced at the opening of the exhibition of finalists’ artwork.

    2017 Hadley’s Art Prize
    Galleries at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart
    15 July – 25 August 2017

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Community   2017   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   99.0 x 122.0 cm

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    30.11.16 William Mackinnon in Daily Review

    William Mackinnon’s solo exhibition, ‘Psychological Landscapes’ is featured online by Daily Review in an article by editor Ray Gill.

    The exhibition runs until 15 December 2016.

    To view the article, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Hopes and fears   2016  acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   150.0 x 200.0 cm

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    25.08.16 William Mackinnon at Hamilton Gallery

    William Mackinnon will present a exhibition titled, The World Is As You Are, at the Hamilton Gallery in western Victoria.

    The Hamilton area is rich with history, home to some of the earliest recognised man-made structures and signs of farming by traditional indigenous inhabitants in local waterways. The exhibition sees a new series of landscape works produced by Mackinnon inspired by the surrounding Grampians region, including Wannon Falls, as well as some domestic interior scenes of a bathroom from his home in Melbourne.

    The World Is As You Are
    Hamilton Gallery
    16 September – 30 October 2016

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   The world is as you are/ Wannon Falls   2016   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   216.0 x 341.0 cm

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    01.07.16 William Mackinnon in Basil Sellers Art Prize 2016

    William Mackinnon has been shortlisted for Basil Sellers Art Prize 2016. Held biannually, the Basil Sellers Art Prize celebrates the theme of sport in art and critically reflects on sporting culture in Australia.

    This is the second time that Mackinnon has been a finalist in this prestigious award, which commissions a new work from each shortlisted artist for the $100,000 acquisitive prize. Through his painting practice, Mackinnon will continue his exploration into the convergence of sport and life, specifically focussing on how surfing influences the lives of many Australians.

    Basil Sellers Art Prize 2016
    Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne
    19 July – 6 November 2016

    For further exhibition information, please click here

    Image credit: William Mackinnon in his studio working on paintings for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2016

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    Image credit: Installation display of William Mackinnon’s Keeping the Black Dog at Bay series for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2016

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    16.02.16 William Mackinnon in 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize

    William Mackinnon has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize.

    Held at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide , the Fleurieu Art prize is the richest landscape art prize in the world. The 2016 prize will be judged by Nigel Hurst, Director, Saatchi Gallery London; Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director and Director of Collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales; and Erica Green, Director, Samstag Museum of Art.

    The winner of the prize will be announced on opening night on 2 June 2016.

    The exhibition is on from 3 June to 27 July 2016.

    For more information please click here

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Strange Country   2016   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   200.0 x 300.0 cm

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    09.06.16 William Mackinnon in Parliament House Art Collection

    William Mackinnon’s You know what I mean 2015 has been acquired by the Parliament Art House Collection in Canberra. The public collection is of significant heritage value and is created specifically for Parliament House.

    Painted in acrylic and oil, the work continues Mackinnon’s use of the road as a motif for exploring the Australian landscape whilst also delving into the internal landscape of the mind of the isolated driver. Exhibited as part of group exhibition, Road Trip, the You know what I mean 2015, expresses the way in which these journeys can build the foundations for our understanding of the landscape.

    For more insight into William Mackinnon’s painting practice please watch a short film titled Highs and Lows, accessible here

    William Mackinnon will present a solo exhibition of new works at Jan Murphy Gallery in November 2016.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   You know what I mean   2015   acrylic and oil on canvas   180.0 x 120.0 cm   Parliament House Art Collection

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    30.04.16 Road Trip in Brisbane News

    Group exhibition, Road Trip has been featured in an article by Phil Brown in the Brisbane News. Featuring work by Juz Kitson, Fiona Lowry, William Mackinnon and Guy Maestri, the exhibition explores the concept of a road trip in the Australian landscape, with each of the artists portraying their varied experiences and interpretations.

    To read the article please click here

    Road Trip is current until 14 May 2016

    To view works from the exhibition please click here

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Leaving (ii) Cathedral Rock   2015   oil and enamel on synthetic polymer canvas   120.0 x 180.0 cm

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    10.03.16 William Mackinnon in Art Guide Australia

    William Mackinnon is featured in the current and 100th issue of Art Guide Australia. Discussing the recurring motif of the road in his paintings, Mackinnon admits it is not only a meaningful subject matter for him but often the ideal place for contemplation and new ideas.

    New work by Mackinnon, Juz Kitszon, Fiona Lowry and Guy Maestri will feature as part of an upcoming group exhibition titled Road Trip at Jan Murphy Gallery. The exhibition will explore how the experience of travelling on the road can evoke a unique range of sensations, thought and connections.

    Road Trip will run from 19 – 14 May 2016.

    To read the article please click here

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   When I drive I get these ideas   2015   oil on linen   150.0 x 120.0 cm

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    29.10.15 Artist Residency in LA

    Melbourne-based painter William Mackinnon is set to commence a month long residency at Eastside International in Los Angeles, USA  in November 2015.

    Eastside International’s residency program hosts artists to live, work, and immerse themselves in the Los Angeles art community on the grounds of the Brewery Art Colony.

    The Los Angeles Brewery Art Colony, celebrating it’s 30th anniversary in 2015, is one of the oldest and largest artist colonies in the world, allowing hundreds of artists to live and work in a creative precinct covering 23 acres across 14 former industrial buildings.

    For more information on Eastside International’s Artist in Residence program please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Beginning to see the light   2015   acrylic, oil and enamel on linen 120.0 x 148.0 cm

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    29.08.15 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2015

    William Mackinnon is a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

    Since 2003, the $50,000 award has been held every two years, with this year’s judging panel including: John McDonald, Art critic, Sydney Morning Herald; Dr Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts and Design, La Trobe University and Julie Millowick, Vice Chair, Bendigo Art Gallery Board.

    The exhibition will run until 1 November 2015.

    For more information, including the list of the 30 finalists, please click here.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   The great indoors   2015   acrylic, oil and enamel on synthetic polymer canvas   190.0 x 140.0 cm

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    16.07.15 William Mackinnon in Daily Review

    Painter William Mackinnon featured in The Daily Review’s ‘Picture this’ section where he was asked to nominate five works of art that are significant to him.

    To see the artist’s responses please click here 

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Shoreham, Spring   2014   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen   200.0 x 360.0 cm

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    29.04.15 William Mackinnon in The Surfers Journal

    New JMG artist, William Mackinnon has been featured in a fantastic ten-page spread in the current issue of The Surfers Journal.

    Please click here view the article

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Brothers   2013   acrylic on linen   2013

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    25.04.15 Basil Sellers Art Prize 2014 Touring Exhibition

    William Mackinnon was a finalist in the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2014.

    The prize encourages artists to tackle the theme of sport through their art, with three of Mackinnon’s surf-scape paintings included in the exhibition.

    The Basil Sellers Art Prize 2014 exhibition will tour to the Samstag Museum at the University of South Australia from 8 May to 3 July 2015.

    Please click here for more information on the touring exhibition.

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   The passage   2014   synthetic polymer paint, oil and automotive paint on canvas   diptych 300.0 x 200 cm

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    13.12.14 William Mackinnon in Port Magazine

    William Mackinnon features in UK based Port Magazine’s art and photography section in an article by Natalie Lasance. It details how Mackinnon creates moving dreamscapes from collected imagery, memories and imagined realities.

    Please click here to read the article 

    Image credit: William Mackinnon   Moonlight   2014   acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 200.0 x 180.0 cm

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