Jack McGarrity: Sir Denis Mahon Award 2022 Exhibition

Something Happening Somewhere

5 - 15 September 2022

Jack McGarrity studied on the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year, and is the 2021-22 recipient of the Sir Denis Mahon Award. The Sir Denis Mahon prize of £10,000 is awarded to an outgoing Drawing Year student each year. The award allows them to continue their practice, providing them with funding for a studio space as well as a solo exhibition at the end of the year. Jack previously studied Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art.

Sir Denis Mahon Award 2021-22

The Sea Wolf, Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, 200 x 180 cm

Jack McGarrity is a painter who is interested in creating new narratives that explore notions of the absurd, stillness and alienation in the modern world.

'Over the last year The Sir Denis Mahon Award has allowed me the time and resources to develop my practice and to really digest what I had learned on The Drawing Year.  The award has enabled me to experiment with scale materials and approaches to making work and has provided me with a year that has been incredibly beneficial to my practice. This exhibition represents the culmination of a years work in which I have continued my interrogation of quotidian scenarios as a means to explore space, atmosphere and surface.' Jack McGarrity 2022

Read more about the impact of the Sir Denis Mahon Award on Jack's practise on our blog.

This is a selling exhibition and any sales enquiries can be directed to drawingsales@royaldrawingschool.org and all works will be available to view and purchase in the online exhibition, this will launch on the same date as the physical show.

View the online exhibition here from the 5th September.

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