____________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
____________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.
Sydney Contemporary, Stand #E19
Carriageworks, 12 – 15 September
Image credit: William Mackinnon Wild wild life 2019 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 200.0 x 300.0 cm
____________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.
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
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Crossroads (ii) 2018 acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas 200.0 x 450.0 cm (triptych)
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon The long apprenticeship 2018 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 95.0 x 125.5 cm
____________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.
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
____________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.
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon outside his Ibiza studio. Photo: Muchigraphy.
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon in his studio. Image courtesy of Talking with Painters
____________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.
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Landscape as self-portrait 2017 acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas 190.0 x 163.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Community 2017 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 99.0 x 122.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Hopes and fears 2016 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 150.0 x 200.0 cm
____________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.
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
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon in his studio working on paintings for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2016
Image credit: Installation display of William Mackinnon’s Keeping the Black Dog at Bay series for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2016
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Strange Country 2016 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 200.0 x 300.0 cm
____________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.
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
____________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.
Road Trip is current until 14 May 2016
Image credit: William Mackinnon Leaving (ii) Cathedral Rock 2015 oil and enamel on synthetic polymer canvas 120.0 x 180.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon When I drive I get these ideas 2015 oil on linen 150.0 x 120.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Beginning to see the light 2015 acrylic, oil and enamel on linen 120.0 x 148.0 cm
____________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
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Shoreham, Spring 2014 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 200.0 x 360.0 cm
____________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
____________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
____________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.
Image credit: William Mackinnon Moonlight 2014 acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen 200.0 x 180.0 cm