Lorna MacKay is a photographic artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne working across digital and analogue photography, moving image and printmaking.


With an interest in heritage, identity and our relationship with environment, both natural and human-made, her work frequently incorporates multiple creative processes.

She was a recipient of the British Journal of Photography's inaugural Decade of Change Award for work from Liminals of the Far North, exhibiting in Hong Kong and New York during NYC Climate Week 2021.

She often favours a collaborative approach to projects having undertaken an 18 month artist residency at Newcastle's Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research between 2020 and 2021.

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2021-2022 Newcastle Gaol Project

Field Photographer / Archival Researcher

(Commissioned by Dr. Shane McCorristine in partnership with

The Catherine Cookson Foundation)



2021 British Journal of Photography

Decade of Change Award winner

Group exhibition in Hong Kong and New York

2021 Feature Shoot

Emerging Photography Award nominee

2020-21 Artist-in-Residence (Collaboration with poet Natalie Crick) 

Newcastle Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research

Group exhibition at Vane Gallery, August 2021

2019-2021 Creative Arts Practice MA, Newcastle University

2019 Northern Print

Hotbed Press 20x20 Print Exchange participant

2017-2019 Photography Assistant to Jeremy Abrahams

Arrivals: Making Tyneside Home

2018 Newcastle College Michael Ormerod Travel Award



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