Pinkie Maclure grew up on the north-east coast of Scotland. As a performer and songwriter Maclure has recorded twelve albums in a career spanning over thirty years. In 2000 she began working with architectural stained-glass windows and was 'drawn to the strange beauty and storytelling power of medieval stained glass.’ Since 2013, Maclure has focused on her personal work, bringing a world of expression and social conscience to her chosen discipline.
Maclure’s desire to ‘tell stories, tackle thought-provoking, contemporary subject matter and link the characters of the past with her own neighbours and adversaries’ creates exquisite and provocative work, full of human insight.
Michelangelo Foundation in Fondazione Cini, San Maggiore, Venice, Italy 2022.
Collect, Somerset House, London 2022
An Tobar Arts, Tobermory, Isle of Mull 2021
Northlands Creative, Caithness 2020
Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay 2019-20
'A Unique Vision - Outsider and Self-Taught Art'
Henry Boxer, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, London 2020
The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Exhibition, Holden Gallery, Manchester 2019
Henry Boxer Gallery at Outsider Art Fair New York January 2019
UK National Centre for Craft & Design 2018/19.
National Museum of Scotland 2018
Henry Boxer at Outsider Art Fair New York 2018
Perth Museum and Art Gallery 2017
Henry Boxer at Outsider Art Fair New York 2017
Outside In, Pallant House, Chichester, UK, touring 2016 - 2017
Birnam Arts UK 2016
Scottish Glass Society Edinburgh 2015
Public Art Installations
'Dwelltime', Dodworth Railway Station, 2020
Charles Kennedy MP Memorial Window, Caol Church 2016
Tree of Life windows, Muirhead Church Dundee 2013
The Family, Chalmers Hospital, Edinburgh 2011
Joint winner of the Sequested Prize for self-portraiture 2022
John Byrne Award for Skill & Artistry 2020
Shortlisted John Ruskin Prize, 2019
Shortlisted Jerwood Makers 2018
Zealous Emerge Craft Prize 2018
Shortlisted Saltire Society Crafts Award 2015
Shortlisted Fergusson Art Prize 2014
Shortlisted Jerwood Makers 2013
Pinkie Maclure is represented in private and public collections including the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
BBC Scotland 'Loop' 'Pictures That Tell a Story' April 2019
BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour interview on crafts and mental health 2015
Glass Network 2017
Brut Force 2017
The Times 2017
Craft Magazine 2017
Raw Vision 2017
Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review 2014