Elizabeth Magill

Elizabeth Magill, Headland (1), 2017, oil and screenprint on canvas, 153 x 183.5 cm / 60.2 x 72.2 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, Return, 2016, oil and collage on canvas, 152.5 x 183 cm / 60 x 72 in  

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

Roger and the Swans 2015-16
oil on canvas
31 x 31 cm
12.2 x 12.2 in  

Betula Pendula

2012

oil on canvas

168 x 198 cm

Marooned

2012

oil on canvas

46 x 50cm

The Blue and the Surface

2012

oil on canvas

46 x 50 cm

Dendriform 10

2012

oil on canvas

214 x 277cm

Low Road
2012
oil on canvas
41 x 46 cm

Yellow Lift 

2011

oil on canvas

36 x 41 cm / 14.2 x 16.1 in

Localise 

2011 

oil on canvas

36 x 41 cm / 14.2 x 16.1 in  

Casement

2010

oil on canvas

35.6 x 40.6 cm / 14 x 16 in  

Blue Hold 

2010

Oil on canvas

152.4 x 182.9 cm / 60 x 72 in   

AUGUR 1 

2009

oil on canvas

153 x 183 cm / 60.2 x 72 in

AUGUR 2

2009

oil on canvas

153 x 183 cm / 60.2 x 72 in

Ridge of Light

2009/10

oil on canvas

35.5 x 40.5 cm / 14 x 15.9 in 

Arborescence

2006

oil on canvas

133 x 168 cm / 52.4 x 66.1 in

Rope

2006

oil on canvas

137 x 168 cm / 53.9 x 66.1 in

Grayscale (2)

2005

oil on canvas

137 x 168 cm / 53.9 x 66.1 in   

Even (on a reindeer)

2003

oil on canvas

137.2 x 167.6 cm  / 54 x 66 in

Red Prefecture

2003

oil on canvas

167.6 x 198.1 cm  / 66 x 78 in   

Apart

2001

oil on canvas

183 x 213 cm / 72 x 83.9 in

Site with Blue Tree

1998

oil on canvas

152 x 183 cm / 59.8 x 72 in

Scenic Route 3

1997

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.
 
Current and forthcoming exhibitions include Headland, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2017) to travel to Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and the Ulster Museum, Belfast (2018). 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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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

‘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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RTÉ Arena

"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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