Luke McTaggart

Northumberland

I am a painter working in Amble, Northumberland. I graduated from Northumbria University in Summer 2022 with a First Class degree in Fine Art and have since begun to pursue my work full-time.

I exhibit work regularly in a number of galleries in the region and across the country. Alongside this I have begun to develop contemporary arts-projects in Amble, working to bring exhibitions to the area.

My fascination with painting is primarily the challenge of realising three-dimensional space on the flat surface of the canvas. I am mostly interested in landscape painting as a means of exploring this set of relations, in particular with the contrast between the pastoral and industrial landscape of the Northumberland coast.

Studio 6E The Old Bath House Studios Radar Close North Broomhill Morpeth Northumberland NE65 9UJ

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Solo Exhibitions

2022
Horizons, Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, Alnwick

2021
A Question Of Place, Alnwick Playhouse Gallery (Online Exhibition)
Amble Now, The Old Storehouse, Amble Links Coastal Holiday Park

Group Exhibitions

2023
Wild Northumberland, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Rise, The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth
Spring, Dockside Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed
At The River Mouth, The Old Harbour Masters, Amble

2022
Carbon.Borders.Voices, Online Exhibition
A Portrait of Northumberland, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Discordance, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Unframed, Dockside Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Open Exhibition 2022, Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne
Winter Small Works Show, Spring Cheltenham, Cheltenham

2021
North East Perspectives, Bowlees Visitor Centre, Barnard Castle

Awards

2023
Shortlisted, North East Emerging Artist Prize, Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

2022
Alnmouth Arts Festival Poster Competition Winner
‘Highly Commended’ Prize at Woodhorn Museum Open Exhibition (Northumbrian Dusk, Fields beyond Amble)

Qualifications

2022
BA Fine Art, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne (First Class Honours)

Skills & Experience

  • Project management
  • Technical: exhibition build
  • Technique tuition: painting
  • Workshsops (adult)
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