Madeline MacKay was born in Northern Ireland in 1989 and grew up in Caithness, in the North Highlands of Scotland. Concepts relating to place and land - in particular Northern land and landscapes - are central to Mackay’s work.


2012 BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee


2012 Shortlisted for Wells Art Contemporary

Selected for Celeste Prize 2012 catalogue

Shortlisted for EWA Award

Shortlisted for National Open Art Competition 2012

Shortlisted for the Neo Print Prize 2012

Barns-Graham Travel Award

‘Black and White Nature’ category of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award

‘Young and Wild’ category at the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Award

2011 Timothy Greenwood Award


2012 Six-week residency at the Aland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence, Finland


Group exhibitions
2012 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012 Exhibition

Compass Gallery New Generation Show

2012 Wild North Festival, Caithness and Sutherland, 28 September-14 October

2012 Autumn exhibition, Moncrieff-Bray Gallery,
Sussex, open to the public 5-21 October

2013 RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition

2013 RSA Annual Exhibition


Study visits
2012 Nepal: two-week study trip to the Annapurna region of the Himalayas


Commissions and public artworks
2011 Sculpture installation at the Woodland Trust’s Moncrieff Hill Woodland Sculpture Trail