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27 Jan 2023

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Red Yellow and Blue: Four pictures

McFadyen opens his studio in London Fields, presenting for the first time together four recent paintings, including large-scale urban landscapes, along with figurative works.

Exhibition dates:
Sat 18 Mar - Sun 14 May 2023
Sat & Sun 11-4pm or by appointment

Venue:
Grey Gallery at Jock McFadyen Studio
4 Helmsley Place, London Fields, London, E8 3SB

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01 Feb 2022

EXHIBITION

Jock McFadyen: Tourist without a Guidebook

Bringing together 20 works spanning almost 30 years, this free display in the Royal Academy of Arts' Weston Rooms explores Jock McFadyen’s fascination with London’s changing urban landscapes.

Exhibition dates:
Sat 05 Feb - Sun 10 Apr 2022
Tues to Sun: 10am-6pm

Venue:
Weston Rooms, Royal Academy of Art, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

More info:
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10 Oct 2022

EXHIBITION

Jock McFadyen Goes to The Lowry: A Retrospective

A major retrospective displaying over 45 years of paintings from throughout McFadyen's life at The Lowry in Salford. McFadyen has also chosen a number of works from The Lowry Collection to feature in the exhibition alongside his own work.

Exhibition dates:
16 Oct - 27 Feb 2022

Venue:
Lowry Gallery, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ

More info:
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01 Jun 2021

EXHIBITION

Lost Boat Party

Scotland's Dovecot Studios, in partnership with The Scottish Gallery, celebrated the artist Jock McFadyen's 70th birthday year with Lost Boat Party, a major exhibition of over 20 large paintings, highlighting McFadyen’s understanding of the sublime landscape tradition, alongside the urban dystopia for which the artist is known.

The exhibition formed part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2021 programme.

Exhibition dates:
11 Jun - 25 Sep 2021

Venue:
Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

12 August 2021

IN CONVERSATION

Edi Stark Talks Art
with Jock McFadyen

In this live, informal conversation, Stark delved into the consideration of landscape and environment that drives McFadyen’s work and his unique, unromanticised reflections on Scotland. An online event.

Further details:

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31 Jul 2021

ONLINE interview

Edinburgh Art Festival Launch Event
with Jock McFadyen & Simon Groom

Dovecot is delighted to celebrate the opening of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2021 with a live interview between artist Jock McFadyen RA and Simon Groom, Director of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Galleries of Scotland. An online event.

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30 June 2021

ONLINE TALK

Making The Mallaig Commission
with Jock McFadyen

Discover all the behind the scenes insights of making our latest rug commission with Scottish Artist, Jock McFadyen. An online event.

Further details:

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12 Jun 2021

ONLINE TALK

In Conversation with Jock McFadyen

Discover Jock’s approach to painting the contemporary landscape in this online conversation with Christina Jansen, Director of The Scottish Gallery. An online event.

Further details:

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9 Jun 2021

VIRTUAL TOUR

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures

The Scottish Gallery presents 360-degree virtual tour of Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures City Art Centre exhibition. Experience the Gallery in virtual reality.

9 Jun 2021

COLLABORATION

The Mallaig Commission Tapestry

Jock McFadyen collaborated with Dovecot Studios on The Mallaig Commission – a major new artwork that interprets the Scottish artist’s gritty, urban vision through the dramatic sensuality of fine art textile.

The Mallaig Commission Artist Proof was on display as part of the exhibition Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party. The work was created in a limited edition of three artworks plus the initial Artist Proof.

Further details:

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23 Dec 2020

INTERVIEW

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures

Jock McFadyen: Goes to the Pictures, an exhibition at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh. Teddy Jamieson from the Herald interviewed Jock about the background to this creative exhibition and the inspiration behind this new show.
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11 Nov 2020

EXHIBITION

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures

Timed to mark his 70th birthday, this major exhibition displays McFadyen's new and existing paintings, paired alongside works from the City Art Centre’s collection of historic and contemporary Scottish art.

Through a series of fascinating pairings, the exhibition encourages viewers to take a closer look. Works that might initially seem unrelated reveal unexpected connections and relationships. Some of these juxtapositions are witty; some are striking or surprising. By showcasing these artworks side by side, the exhibition aims to highlight common visual threads that connect all pictures, mixing up the traditional boundaries of period, style and artistic posture. It places the collection and McFadyen’s work in a fresh and exciting context.
- Maeve Toal, Curator, City Art Centre

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Venue:

City Art Centre, 2 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Exhibition dates:
Sat 14 Nov 2020 - Sun 11 Apr 2021

City Art Centre website:

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02 Nov 2020

ARTLYST

ARTICLE: Significant Works

by Sue Hubbard

The derelict 1970s post-war city is the backdrop to many of his paintings of place, its liminal spaces before the rash of high-rise glass and steel developments, the influx of young bankers to Canary Wharf and Limehouse.

Continue reading:

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Popular Enclosure

30 Jun 2020

ART UK

An interview with cityscape painter Jock McFadyen

by Ruth Millington

An exclusive interview undertaken by email between Ruth Millington and Jock McFadyen during lockdown...

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Ruth Millington is an art critic and writer, specialising in modern and contemporary art. She has written for various publications, including the i newspaper, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sorbet Magazine and BBC Online. She has been featured as an art expert on TV and radio, including BBC Breakfast and ITV News. She also writes a blog about art and culture in Birmingham.

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Untitled (Hawksmoore Series No. 3)

22 Feb 2020

EXHIBITION

Estate

Paintings by Jock McFadyen, David Hepher and Keith Coventry

Venue:
Turps Gallery, Taplow House, Thurlow Street, London, SE17 2UQ

Exhibition dates:
22 Feb - 22 Mar 2020