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Artist Talk: Alasdair Macintyre - The Long Martch

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Published May 26th 2014
Alasdair Macintyre, Helmet, 2014
Image from Website

The Long Martch combines the historical concept of the marching army, with the perilous journey of the artist through time.

Alasdair Macintyre, Helmet, 2014 Image from Website

Brisbane based artist Alasdair Macintyre creates miniature theatrical scenarios that are played out by figurines in the form of highly detailed tableaus or dioramas. Intricate, playful and inventive, his works are a marriage of social commentary and fables. Macintyre explores myriad themes using his satiric wit that include politics, current affairs and art history across his practice.

His work centres on his lived experience and the fears and anxieties that pervade both an artist's psyche, and humanity at large.

In this exhibition, Macintyre inscribes directly upon the armour of the stormtrooper, a character from Star Wars. These inscriptions are of the lonely voyage of the artist, homage to those who have gone before as well as a nod to contemporary tattoo culture.

Macintyre has exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Ways of Seeing, Albury Art Gallery, NSW (2012), Splatsville The Dark Room, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), and Sanctus, Australian Catholic University (2006).

Group Shows include Hello Dollies, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW (2012); Art on Art, Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2012); Pat Corrigan/Collector, Maitland Art Gallery, Maitland (2011); Re-imagining the past, Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW (2010); Horror – Come Darkness, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney (2009); ARC. Art, Design and Craft Biennale, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD (2007); Glimpse Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast (2007); and Prime: 2005, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2005).

Macintyre was a finalist for the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, in 2009 and the National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra in 2005. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Australian Catholic University.

Join on Saturday 31 May, 10.30 – 11.30am Alasdair Macintyre as he discusses the art historical personal content of the works in The Long Martch. He will also talk about his technique and the practical aspects of casting his sculptures.
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When: Saturday 31st May 2014, 10.30 – 11.30am
Where: Redcliffe City Art Gallery
Cost: Free
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