Elizabeth Magill

Elizabeth Magill, Wildflowerheads (2), 2018, oil and screenprint on canvas, 153 x 183 cm / 60.2 x 72 in  

Elizabeth Magill, Multi-Storey, 2017, oil and silkscreen on canvas, 145 x 185 cm, 57.1 x 72.8 in   

Elizabeth Magill, Still (1), 2017, oil and silkscreen on canvas, 183 x 153 cm / 72 x 60.2 in   

Elizabeth Magill, Return, 2016, oil and collage on canvas, 152.5 x 183 cm / 60 x 72 in  

Elizabeth Magill, Headland (1), 2017, oil and screenprint on canvas, 153 x 183.5 cm / 60.2 x 72.2 in   

Elizabeth Magill, Anterior (1), 2017, oil and screenprint on canvas, 153 x 183 cm / 60.2 x 72 in   

Elizabeth Magill, Of (2), 2017, mono-screenprint and paint on 600gsm Somerset Satin paper, 145 x 185 cm / 57.1 x 72.8 in paper size, 148.5 x 188.5 x 5 cm / 58.5 x 74.2 x 2 in framed

Elizabeth Magill, Still (2), 2017, oil and silkscreen on canvas, 183 x 153 cm / 72 x 60.2 in   

Elizabeth Magill, Descend, 2017, mono screenprint and paint on 600gsm Somerset Satin paper, 145 x 185 cm / 57.1 x 72.8 in paper size, 148.5 x 188.5 cm / 58.5 x 74.2 in framed   

Elizabeth Magill, Sulphur, 2017, mono-screenprint and paint on 600gsm Somerset Satin paper, 139 x 173 cm / 54.7 x 68.1 in paper size, 143 x 176.5 x 5 cm / 56.3 x 69.5 x 2 in framed size

Elizabeth Magill, Only Tune, 2016, oil and charcoal on canvas, 153 x 183 cm / 60.2 x 72 in   

Elizabeth Magill, Betula Pendula, 2012, oil on canvas, 168 x 198 cm

Elizabeth Magill, Dendriform 10, 2012, oil on canvas, 214 x 277cm

Elizabeth Magill, Yellow Lift, 2011, oil on canvas, 36 x 41 cm / 14.2 x 16.1 in

Elizabeth Magill, Localise, 2011, oil on canvas, 36 x 41 cm / 14.2 x 16.1 in  

Elizabeth Magill, Casement, 2010, oil on canvas, 35.6 x 40.6 cm / 14 x 16 in  

Elizabeth Magill, Blue Hold, 2010, Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 182.9 cm / 60 x 72 in   

Elizabeth Magill, AUGUR 1, 2009, oil on canvas, 153 x 183 cm / 60.2 x 72 in

Elizabeth Magill, AUGUR 2, 2009, oil on canvas, 153 x 183 cm / 60.2 x 72 in

Elizabeth Magill, Ridge of Light, 2009/10, oil on canvas, 35.5 x 40.5 cm / 14 x 15.9 in 

Elizabeth Magill, Even (on a reindeer), 2003, oil on canvas, 137.2 x 167.6 cm  / 54 x 66 in

Elizabeth Magill, Red Prefecture, 2003, oil on canvas, 167.6 x 198.1 cm  / 66 x 78 in   

Elizabeth Magill, Apart, 2001, oil on canvas, 183 x 213 cm / 72 x 83.9 in

Elizabeth Magill, Site with Blue Tree, 1998, oil on canvas, 152 x 183 cm / 59.8 x 72 in

Elizabeth Magill, Scenic Route 31997, oil on canvas, 152 x 183 cm / 59.8 x 72 in

  • Institute of Contemporary Arts presents Culture Now: Elizabeth Magill

    Audio from a lunchtime conversation with artist Elizabeth Magill and Godfrey Worsdale, Director of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

b. 1959, Canada.
 
Magill grew up in Northern Ireland but lives and works in London. She began exhibiting in the mid-1980s. She is a painter of prodigious versatility and inventiveness whose work has always drawn from a wide range of visual sources. While she has often integrated photographic materials and processes into her painting, in a number of novel ways, her primary fidelity has been to the medium of painting, in all its bewildering variety. Recently she has moved gradually away from her idiosyncratic revisioning of the tradition of the romantic sublime and entered a more personal zone creating a series of strange and compelling ‘mindscapes’. Her first major solo exhibition was at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, in 1990. In the same year she was included in the seminal British Art Show, which first introduced many of the most prominent younger British artists to a wider public.
 
Magill's touring exhibition Headland began at Wilkinson Gallery, London and Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2017 and is now running at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (18 January – 25 February). Later in the year it will travel to the Ulster Museum, Belfast (11 May –  23 September) and New Art Gallery, Walsall (13 October 2018 –  20 January 2019). Past solo exhibitions include Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2011), the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (2003) and the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Baltic, Gateshead and Milton Keynes Gallery in 2004. Magill is represented in many public and private collections worldwide including those of the Irish Museum of Modern Art; the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; the Arts Council of England; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Southampton City Art Gallery; the British Council and the National Gallery of Australia. She was awarded The Royal Academy Sunny Dupree Award in 2011.
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Elizabeth Magill, Headland

Ulster Museum, Belfast

11 May – 23 September 2018

Elizabeth Magill Headland presents an exhibition of paintings and works on paper. 

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Elizabeth Magill, Still (dark)

Matt's Gallery, London

24 February – 4 March 2018

Elizabeth Magill solo exhibition showing three recent works – two small paintings and one large hybrid work mounted on aluminium.

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Elizabeth Magill, Headland

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

19 January – 25 February 2018

Solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper. A publication will be produced to accompany this exhibition. 

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Legacies: JMW Turner and contemporary art practice

The New Art Gallery, Walsall

22 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

Exhibition with JMW Turner, Christopher Le Brun, Cornelia Parker, Gerry Fox, Idris Khan, Susan Hiller, Bob and Roberta Smith, John Smith, Elizabeth Magill, Dorothy Cross, Jonathan Wright.

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A Certain Kind of Light

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

21 January – 7 May 2017

Kerlin Gallery artists Mark Garry, Elizabeth Magill and Paul Winstanley are included in a major new exhibition at Towner Art Gallery, A Certain Kind Of Light.

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Elizabeth Magill in High Treason: Roger Casement

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

10 March - 2 October 2016

Work by Elizabeth Magill will be included in High Treason: The Appeal of Roger Casement at The Hugh Lane.

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Elizabeth Magill

Culture Now

June 14 2013

ICA, London

A lunchtime conversation with artist Elizabeth Magill and Godfrey Worsdale, Director of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

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Elizabeth Magill

Awarded John Moores Painting Prize Visitors' Choice 2012

15 September 2012 - 06 January 2013

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (part of Liverpool Biennial)

 

 

A large ethereal landscape by Elizabeth Magill is winner of the John Moores Painting Prize Visitors’ Choice 2012, sponsored by Rathbones.

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The Irish Times

Elizabeth Magill and the art of the skeptical inquiry

13 January 2018

From early on [Magill has] been inclined to test the limits of the language of painting, not because she is trying to get beyond those limits and discard painting (though she has worked with video), but because that borderline, on the limits of possibility, is what interests her about it.

She has consistently undercut representational illusion, but also insists on the integrity of the pictorial spaces she creates. As she sees it, she is not trying to create visually accurate representations of particular places, but “to create a setting or space to place things, a kind of deposit of thoughts and observations within the framework of a personal and painting practice.”—Aidan Dunne

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The Irish Times

‘If a painting gets too pretty, drag it across the studio’

11 October 2017

We walk through, past a room of new, smaller works, where Magill is experimenting with ideas and technique. They’re like rich jewels, full of new directions, yet still unmistakeably hers. Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) appears in one, a cottage in the woods in another. She’s layering painting, silkscreen and film, looking at those layers that come between us and the world as it is, between what’s in our minds and out, in life.—Gemma Tipton

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The Visual Artists' News Sheet

Biographical Landscapes

September/October 2017

'I’m preoccupied with the genre of landscape as a way to explore the language of art, the possibilities of painting and ideas around personal biography. For me it seems to offer a space to try to think about the bigger picture and what it means to be a part of this world. The landscape that enters into my work mostly comes from the geographic features around the Glens of Antrim where I grew up. This seems to have provided me with some kind of a visual backdrop. This particular corner of Ireland is scenically quite beautiful but the history there often seems at odds, or in conflict, with this natural beauty. The late, great John Berger, in his last publication, Landscapes: John Berger on Art, wrote: “Sometimes a landscape seems less a setting for the life of its inhabitants than a curtain behind which their struggles, achievements and accidents take place... landmarks are no longer only geographical but also biographical and personal”.'

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"Headland", new works by Elizabeth Magill at the Limerick City Gallery of Art

8 September 2017

Elizabeth Magill's exhibition Headland, Limerick City Galllery of Art reviewed on RTÉ Radio One's Arena.

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