Lorna MacKay is a photographic artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Interested in connections between people and place, her work often focuses on themes of identity and our relationship with environment.
In 2022 she was shortlisted for the National Trust's North East Emerging Artist Prize and was awarded funding from Arts Council England to develop her printmaking and bookbinding skills.
In 2021 she was shortlisted for the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award and was a recipient of the British Journal of Photography's inaugural Decade of Change Award, exhibiting in Hong Kong and New York.
She holds a Masters (with Distinction) in Creative Arts Practice and a First Class Honours Degree in Photography.
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AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS / RESIDENCIES
Group exhibition at Seaton Delaval Hall, May 28 - July 9, 2022
2022 Arts Council England
Developing Your Creative Practice Grant | Bookbinding & Printmaking
Investigations in Infrastructure & Everything is Narrative
Group anthology / exhibition in Detroit, May 2 - July 6, 2022
2021- present Newcastle Gaol Project
(Commissioned by Dr. Shane McCorristine in partnership with Newcastle University)
Group exhibition Newcastle City Library, June 7 - July 31, 2022
(Selected by juror Natalie Cooney)
Group exhibition in Hong Kong Museum of Climate Change and Javits Centre, New York
2021 Feature Shoot
Emerging Photography Award (Shortlisted)
(Collaboration with poet Natalie Crick)
Newcastle Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research
Group exhibition at Vane Gallery, August 2021
2019 Northern Print
Hotbed Press 20x20 Print Exchange
2017-2019 Photography Assistant to Jeremy Abrahams
2018 Newcastle College Michael Ormerod Travel Award
2021 Creative Arts Practice MA (Distinction), Newcastle University
Degree Show at Hatton Gallery, August 2021
2019 BA (Hons) Photography (First), Newcastle College