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Crop of a Dougal McKenzie painting

Dougal McKenzie:
A Dream and
an Argument

A Dream and an Argument represents a major new body of work by Edinburgh-born, Belfast based artist Dougal McKenzie. It brings together key elements of McKenzie’s practice: an interest in history and storytelling through images, and an investigation into whether it is possible to represent these as ‘memory’ in painting.


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Date: 30 Jun 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
Time: 10am - 7pm, 7 days a week
Space: Upper Gallery
Price: Free admission

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About the Artist

Dougal McKenzie

Dougal McKenzie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1968. He studied Painting and Drawing at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland from 1986-90 and on the M.A. Fine Art Course at the University of Ulster at Belfast, Northern Ireland from 1990-91. He lives and works in Northern Ireland.

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